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Manchester City boss gets cranky, calls Chelsea a 'small team'

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Laurence Griffiths

Normally you might expect a manager who's just seen his team come back from the brink against their most serious rivals for the title to be happier, especially considering his side had five minutes to go in a game and had already taken a red card. But, after the 1-1 draw against Chelsea, Manuel Pellegrini comes across as something less than happy. Observe:

Which seems a little bit cranky to me. Ironically, we were compared to Stoke City, 1-0 victors the last time Pellegrini's side played a match at the Etihad, but in my eyes it was the hosts who acted more like the Potters, what with the slew of ridiculous fouls and yellow cards.

Jose Mourinho, naturally, had a response:

Small team Chelsea, incidentally, are five points ahead of Manchester City at the moment.