Pellegrini warns Allardyce and others over Man City criticism

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned those who are criticising his side to not be so quick on the trigger, according to Sky Sports.

City drew yet another game this weekend, a 2-2 against Queens Park Rangers, to make it just one win in six games in all competitions for the club.

Thanks to Chelsea’s win over Liverpool they now sit eight points behind the leaders while their hopes of Champions League qualification are hanging by a thread.

Pellegrini’s side have been drawing criticism from all quarters recently but the Chilean believes some are being too quick judge his side, feeling some of it has not been fair on his players.

In particular the City manager gave response to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who had claimed he identified new recruit Eliaquim Mangala as a weak point during their 2-1 win over the Champions – Allardyce believed the centre half was not offered enough protection from his side while he adapts to the Premier League.

He said: “When you are a manager and win you have all the solutions. The same manager – we last year scored 14 goals (in four games against West Ham) and he didn’t have the solution.

“We are conceding goals but we are the third best defence in the league, with one more goal conceded than Chelsea. So be careful, we’re not so bad.

“We don’t have any doubts, we will continue to work in the same way we are doing.”

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