Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City were close to perfect vs. Newcastle United

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“It doesn’t get much better than that.” At least, that’s how Manuel Pellegrini seemed to feel following Manchester City’s 5-0 demolition of Newcastle United on Satruday.

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Speaking in his post-game television interview (above video), Pellegrini was more than happy to praise his team for a return to “normal” at home following recent struggles at the Etihad Stadium. It was also a good day for City, with Chelsea dropping points elsewhere.

“I think it’s a very good day. A very good game, more than a day. I think the team returned to their normal performance here at home after the three winless games.

I don’t know if it was the best, but it was a good performance here at home.”

With the victory, City are once again just five points behind league leaders Chelsea. The Premier League’s two top sides do not play again this season, as they played to a pair of 1-1 draws in September and January.