Manchester City round-up: Lampard meets new teammates; Pellegrini on pressure

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been speaking about the Premier League title race.

In comments published by ITV, the Blues manager said, “I never feel pressure; I have repeated the same answer for the same question for the last two years.

“We have a lot of things to think about, more important than pressure; I don’t feel any pressure inside the club or outside.”

City’s draw against Hull City on Saturday was their fourth consecutive league match without a victory, but had it not been for James Milner’s late equaliser things would have been a lot worse.

As it is, City find themselves seven points behind league leaders Chelsea with 14 matches still to play.

Pellegrini will know things can turn quickly but the more points the reigning champions drop, the more likely it is that they will fall short in attempts to defend their title; meaning a win against Stoke City on Wednesday evening is a must.

In other news, the Daily Mail reports that City’s on-loan midfielder Frank Lampard has finally met his New York City teammates.

Lampard joined the newly-formed MLS side on a pre-contract agreement last year but his loan deal at the Etihad has since been extended meaning it will be some time before he turns out in America.

But Lampard was pictured with his future teammates as New York City prepared for a friendly match against St Mirren at City’s academy stadium.

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