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Speaking after City defeated Fulham 4-2 having surrendered a 2-0 lead, Milner told Goal, “We’d like to have games that are a bit more boring if we can – maybe a 1-0 or 2-0.”
And yet he was pleased with the end result, adding, “It would have made Christmas dinner taste worse for the fans, so it was good to get the win before two games in quick succession.”
But while Milner may be hoping for more conservative score-lines, boss Manuel Pellegrini has other ideas.
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, the Chilean said, “The way in football is to score goals; that is why people pay for their tickets.
“Maybe sometimes winning 1-0 is a very good goal, and that goal is three points more. But if you are playing well, why would you change if you are winning by two goals?”
The former Malaga boss promised a certain style prior to his arrival at the Etihad, and he has been true to his word thus far, so why would he change after a few rectifiable defensive slip-ups?
Another City player has been speaking about the club, with Yaya Toure claiming City are on the way to becoming the biggest football club in the world.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Ivorian midfielder talked about making history with the club.
“Everything is in a good place to be honest,” he said, “and I’m sure in a couple of years Man City will become the greatest club in the world.”
Given how well Pellegrini’s men have started his first campaign in charge, Toure may ultimately get his wish, or at least somewhere pretty close.
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