Manchester City morning round-up: Pellegrini says side aren't reliant on Yaya Toure

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed the idea that his side rely too heavily on Yaya Toure, to ESPN.

Toure is back at the club after winning the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

While admitting the club are happy to have him back, Pellegrini has dismissed the idea his team are overly reliant on the midfielder.

Striker David Villa has been quoted by FourFourTwo suggesting it’s a good thing that Frank Lampard is still at Manchester City.

Lampard extended his initial loan deal from New York City to stay at the club for the rest of the Premier League season.

His New York teammate Villa, has suggested that the best thing for the American side is for Lampard to stay where he is.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has suggested to Sky Sports that Manchester City need to win all of their remaining games to win the league.

City are currently chasing a big gap to Chelsea at the top of the league and their former boss says that while it’s difficult, he feels his old side could still pull it off.

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