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Football: Pellegrini shrugs off Mourinho's Toure jibe

Published on Feb 11, 2014 10:28 PM
 
Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts ahead of their FA Cup third round soccer match against Blackburn Rovers at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northwest England, Jan15, 2014. Pellegrini on Tuesday refused to react to claims from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho that City midfielder Yaya Toure should have been punished by the Football Association. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Tuesday refused to react to claims from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho that City midfielder Yaya Toure should have been punished by the Football Association.

Mourinho has chipped away at Pellegrini in recent weeks, variously alleging that City have benefited from generous officiating and accusing the club of not adhering to Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.

On Monday, he said that an FA disciplinary panel's decision not to punish Toure for kicking out at Norwich City's Ricky van Wolfswinkel during a game at the weekend may have set a dangerous precedent.

Last week, Pellegrini took issue with Mourinho's claim that Chelsea were "the little horse" in the English Premier League title race, countering that the west London club were "little, but rich".

 
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