Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mourinho Claims City Defeat 'Fake' as Blues Battered

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mourinho Claims City Defeat 'Fake' as Blues Battered

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MANUEL Pellegrini hit back at claims from rival Jose Mourinho that Manchester City's 3-0 win over Chelsea was "completely fake".

City sent out a strong title warning as they outplayed the champions at the Etihad Stadium to continue their superb start to the Premier League season.

Mourinho felt the scoreline was lopsided but Pellegrini - whose victory was only his third over the Portuguese in 14 attempts - felt the result should have been more convincing.

Pellegrini said: "I am very satisfied because it is not easy to beat the champions. It was a great performance.

"I think in the first half we deserved at least three or four goals.

"The second half was more equal and Chelsea played better but I just remember one chance Joe (Hart) saved and when we were 3-0 they had another one.

"I think today our team played better and 3-0 is the minimum we deserved."

City have won their opening two games of the season 3-0 and are already five points ahead of Chelsea. …

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