Manchester City F.C. Boss Manuel Pellegrini Gladdened by Stevan Jovetic Display

Stevan Jovetic, the hero of Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Liverpool, had endured a frustrating debut campaign with the English Premier League champions, making only 11 appearances.

updated: August 26, 2014 15:22 IST
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Jovetic scored twice in City's win against Liverpool.


Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini heralded Stevan Jovetic's perseverance after the Montenegrin striker scored twice in the Premier League champions' 3-1 win at home to Liverpool.

Jovetic, 24, endured a frustrating debut campaign at City, with injury and illness restricting him to only 11 league appearances, but he appears rejuvenated after a successful pre-season.

He scored either side of half-time in Monday's game at the Etihad Stadium -- taking him to within one goal of his tally for the entire 2013-14 campaign -- and Pellegrini said it was a reward for his determination.

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