Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

MANUEL Pellegrini [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

MANUEL Pellegrini [...]

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- MANUEL Pellegrini insists City can handle the pressure of leading the title race.

The table-topping Blues are ahead of Arsenal on goal difference and are one point clear of Leicester, and two of United.

Pellegrini's side missed the chance to extend their advantage over their rivals in their last Premier League match - drawing with Aston Villa.

But the Chilean (pictured) is convinced his players have the mental strength to lead from the front.

"I think that for me there is never pressure to be at the top of the table," he said.

"You always want to be top of the table because it depends on just what you can do. If you are in another position, you have to depend on what those teams can do. We are top of the table and will continue in that sense. …

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