Frank Lampard scored his 175th Premier League goal as Manchester City triumphed 1-0 at bottom-of-the-table Leicester City.
The ex-Chelsea man guided home Samir Nasri’s pass to give City three points. However Manuel Pellegrini’s afternoon will have been darkened by injuries to Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany.
Here are what the Managers had to say:
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: “They showed why they are champions, scored a goal out of nothing and didn’t really create anything else.
“We are on the receiving end of another defeat and I don’t think we deserved to be but that’s how it is. There’s no point me being anything other than rational about it.
“When you’re adrift that makes it even more difficult psychologically but I don’t think our players looked like they lacked belief and that will be important.”
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini : “It is an important victory. It’s been a very difficult week for us as we had to play on Wednesday in Rome.
“We play in less then 72 hours another game and it’s not enough to recover physically and mentally. And we had a lot of injuries.
“That is why it is important to take a 1-0 lead and defend well.”
Goal Summary ..
Man City (Lampard 40’)