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Dunne happy with City's new approach

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Richard Dunne says it’s a pleasure to play in the new-look Manchester City side.

The Blues’ skipper was speaking in the wake of Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Fulham, which saw City fall behind twice, grab the lead on the hour and then finally get pegged back by Danny Murphy’s equaliser.

The Irish international was straight back into the side after serving a one-match suspension, and he said:

“It’s great to play in, everyone wants the ball, everyone’s passing and moving, but after taking the lead not taking the three points was a bit of a disappointment in the end.

“It was nice to come back in, especially after the lads won last week. This is a strong squad and there’s a fight for positions, I think players will come in and out over the season but hopefully performance levels won’t drop.”

On the way the Blues back line have been playing the ball out of defence, Richard added: “The manager is working on that part of our game, the midfield know where to go and we know what to do with the ball. You can come out and play with it, which takes pressure off other people. It’s nice to play in, and further up we have the flair players who can run at defenders and create chances.

“We’re playing really well at the moment, second is a lofty position for us but we feel we deserve to be there. We’ve got a few home games coming up in the league and if we can get a win over Newcastle that will really boost our confidence for the ones afterwards.”

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