Manchester City’s coach Manuel Pellegrini has stated that he wants City’s winning goal against Swansea credited to Yaya Toure and not Kelechi Iheanacho.
Pellegrini who heaped praises for Toure’s match-winning performance against Swansea having only returned from a calf injury.
“The goal he scored in the last minute was a reward but it doesn’t matter if it is Yaya’s goal or Kelechi’s goal.I think Yaya was one of the best players in this game,” he said.
“In the first and second halves he was the player who tried to create different things.
He made a really important effort in the week. He had just come in from an injury in his calf. He played the whole game in the Champions League and the whole game today. I am very happy for him.”
Toure drove the team forward after Swansea scored a late equaliser, and it was his shot that lifted off Kelechi Iheanacho’s backside and into the net for City’s winner.
It was recorded as the young Nigerian’s goal but Pellegrini is more bothered with the backbone his team showed to get the points in spite of an under-par performance.
“The most important thing is we won,” he said.
“I think we showed the spirit of this team when 1-1. There were just two minutes more. In those minutes, knowing that we were not doing things well we tried to score and fortunately we scored a goal.