Pellegrini left disappointed by Man City draw

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was frustrated after his side dropped more Premier League points on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Queens Park Rangers, reports ESPN.

The champions had all the possession in the opening minutes of an incident-packed encounter, but QPR striker Charlie Austin soon saw two goals ruled out within moments – the second of which coming after Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart had inadvertently struck the ball twice when taking a free-kick.

However, Austin did not have to wait long before opening the scoring as he beat the offside trap to slide the ball past Hart. The equaliser came from Sergio Aguero, who controlled a long forward pass before confidently despatching the ball into the net.

The second half was just as entertaining, and while Martin Demichelis diverted an Austin cross past Hart for an own goal, Aguero netted again late on to claim a share of the spoils. Even so, it leaves City some eight points behind leaders Chelsea.

Afterwards, Pellegrini said: “The way the game was during the 90 minutes, we deserved at least a draw. We had more chances to score. Of course I wanted the three points, but if you can’t win it, it’s better not to lose.

“It was a difficult test. We didn’t play our best game, but we still had four or five clear chances to score before they scored their second goal. We didn’t but we continued to fight till the end to the last minute to try to win. It was not our best performance in defence. We must improve, but I don’t divide the team in defending or attacking. We must improve generally.”

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