Everton 2 Man City 3: Pellegrini hails ‘big step’ towards title

Everton 2 Man City 3: Manuel Pellegrini admits his delight after watching his side take a big step towards the title

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Manuel Pellegrini could not hide his delight after watching his Manchester City side take a “really big step” towards the title with a battling victory at Everton.

Edin Dzeko scored either side of half-time at Goodison Park to secure the points for Pellegrini’s side, who are now effectively two wins away from the title.

The worst thing we can do is think that we have won the Premier League

Manuel Pellegrini

Sergio Agüero had earlier equalised Everton midfielder Ross Barkley’s spectacular opener in the 22nd minute.

Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back for Everton in the 65th minute but City held on to win.

“It was a really, really big step. To play here against Everton is difficult. If anyone has any doubt about Everton players, they wanted to win from the beginning and it was a very tough game.

“We won and that is important. The pressure is maybe too high to play your best football. It is not easy to recover from a goal down but we did.

“When we finish the year we will analyse the performances of the players. Joe Hart made some very good saves but the team played with a lot of spirit against a tough team.

“The worst thing we can do is think that we have won the Premier League. We have to try thinking from tomorrow about the game against Aston Villa and then we will see what happens.”

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