Manchester – Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, assessing his team should get some penalty against Manchester United. However, Pellegrini refused to criticize the referee‘s performance.
Face Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (11/02/2014) night, City won 1-0. The single goal of the host created by Sergio Aguero in the second half.
In those games, the players City several times called for penalties for violations committed by the United players in the penalty box. But referee Michael Oliver to ignore it and declare play on.
One of the most incident makes Pellegrini wonder is the penalty not given when Yaya Toure violated ahead of halftime. Ivory Coast midfielder was handed down by a judge but referee Marcos Rojo no offense.
“It is important to record the clean sheet, and yes, we had three penalty appeals were not heeded,” Pellegrini said on the official club website.
“But I do not want to talk about a decision which was not given because the referee has had an arduous task,” added the man from Chile.
“We won it nice and moments that do not affect the results. We need a good result today and I’m glad we got it,” he said.