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Watford 1-2 Manchester City: Pellegrini Tactical Switch Wins it?

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When Manuel Pellegrini makes selection errors the Blues Manager is often roasted by the club's fans. But on Saturday, Pellegrini's gutsy tactical switch spurred Manchester City on to an improbable comeback win against a good Watford side away from home.

Pellegrini's move to switch to a 4-4-2 with Wilfried Bony playing up top and leaving little protection in central midfield since David Silva and Yaya Toure were dropped further back and Fernandinho placed at centreback.

What ensued was two classic goals from players who have regularly delivered for MCFC in pressure situations - Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

Was Pellgrini's tactical change responsible for stemming the flow of a game where the Blues with the exception of brief spell toward the end of the first half, were getting pretty consistently outplayed? Or was it simply a reaction to the circumstance, potentially falling six points behind Arsenal in a title race that changed the complexion of the match?

What do Bitter and Blue readers think?