Football: Pellegrini blasts complacent City
Published on Mar 10, 2014 11:41 AM
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manuel Pellegrini, the Manchester City manager, accused his players of complacency after their surprising 2-1 home FA Cup quarter-final defeat to holders Wigan.
City's dreams of an unprecedented treble - or at least a domestic treble - were buoyed by collecting the League Cup title at Wembley against Sunderland last week.
But against Championship side Wigan, managed by former City player Uwe Rosler and who beat them in last year's final, City found themselves 2-0 after an hour to goals from Jordi Gomez and James Perch before a Samir Nasri consolation gave them hope of forcing a replay.
"I think maybe it was the worst we have played here in a year," said Pellegrini.
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