Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that his teams’ away form this season is worrying, yet he still feels positive that City can challenge for the title.

A 1-0 loss away to Sunderland at the weekend was City’s fourth away loss this season , with the only game they have won away from the Etihad was a 1-3 victory over West Ham back on October 19th, yet it is their unbeaten home form that has Pellegrini confident with the Citizens still only six points behind leaders Arsenal.

Following City’s latest setback in the Northeast the Chilean manager said: “I’m concerned because we are losing too many points away.

“Of course that makes winning the title very difficult because if you don’t win away, then it is hard to try to fight for the Premier League.

“I don’t think we are playing badly, but we must improve. If we can do that then I’m absolutely sure that we’re going to win the league.

“My reaction is very similar to the other games we have lost away from home – it’s incredible the way we lost the match.

“Sunderland played really well, particularly defending, especially for a team that is in a really difficult position.

“So I understand the way they played, but they had just one chance at our goal and they scored. We had all the possession, we had all those chances, but didn’t score.”