Pellegrini shocked by "unbelievable" defeat
By Ric Turner, Mon 30 September 2013 11:35
Manager responds to 3-2 defeat at Villa Park
City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted that he was disappointed after the Blues lost 3-2 against Aston Villa, having twice led through Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko.
Villa equalised first through an offside Karim El Ahmadi goal and then Leandro Bacuna's free-kick, before Andreas Weimann sealed the points late on.
City have now taken just one point from their first three Premier League away games this season.
"Of course it is disappointing because I think we played very well in this game," the Chilean told reporters.
"From the beginning we had possession of the ball, we had the chances and we didn't have any risk in our own goals. It is unbelievable we didn't win this match but football has these things. The team that deserves to doesn't always win.
"I think the first goal was offside, the second goal was a free-kick and the third goal was unbelievable. Maybe drawing 2-2, at that moment, made the players go forward and we left a gap. They had the ball with the goalkeeper and then a chance to score in our goal.
"In five minutes we threw away all the work we did in the whole match.I thought the team played the way we need to play and the way I want to play here. I can't believe we didn't win."