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Fernandinho admits Blues face uphill task

Fernandinho admitted City need favours from other clubs in order to finish in a Champions League spot.


The Blues were held 2-2 by top four rivals Arsenal and Manchester United could overtake City if they win their game in hand next week.

The Reds go to West Ham before wrapping up their campaign at home to Bournemouth while City’s final match is against in-form Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

“It is not going to be easy because we are no longer depending on ourselves.

“We need to win the last game then see what happens in the other matches, but of course we are disappointed today because we played well but then conceded two easy goals and this cost us a lot.

“We will go to Swansea to win and things could look a lot better by this time next week.”



Match Report

City v Arsenal: Match report

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City’s hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification are out of their hands following a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

In what was Manuel Pellegrini’s final game in charge at the Etihad Stadium, his side were unfortunate not to claim all three points following a much-improved performance against the Gunners.

First Team News

Team News Tactics: Kelechi starts v Gunners

Manuel Pellegrini has made two changes to the City XI which started against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

In his final game at the helm at the Etihad Stadium, the Chilean brings Eliaquim Mangala back into the team at the expense of the injured Vincent Kompany and starts Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Yaya Toure.

What the Media Says

Kompany: I won't give up

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Vincent Kompany last night confirmed he will miss this summer’s Euro 2016 following his latest injury set-back.

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