Jack Collison says Pellegrini has shown how far West Ham have come

The Manchester City boss surprised the former West Ham midfielder a little on Saturday evening.

Jack Collison believes Manuel Pellegrini's actions during Manchester City's draw at West Ham United show just how far the east London club have come.

City drew 2-2 at West Ham during Saturday's late Premier League kick-off and Pellegrini's changes late on suggested he was happy to take a point.

The Hammers led on both occasions and had also beaten Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.

That may have prompted Pellegrini into a more defensive approach - something Collison believes is a sign of West Ham's progress.

The former West Ham midfielder also reflected on the 2-2 draw at full-time, suggesting it was a fair result for both the Hammers and Manchester City.

The point leaves City three behind current Premier League leaders Leicester City, leaving Arsenal with the chance to once again leapfrog them in the standings.

Tottenham are now just two points behind Manchester City, while the draw leaves West Ham sixth, two points above Liverpool and one behind Manchester United.

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