EPL: Manuel Pellegrini blames injury woes for Manchester City's slump

After suffering their first defeat at home against Chelsea last week, Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw by Norwich City.

updated: February 09, 2014 12:21 IST
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Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City's failure to regain first place in the Premier League is hardly surprising after his squad was ravaged by injuries to several key players (Man City held 0-0 by Norwich City)

City would have finished the weekend in first place had they beaten Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday, but instead dropped to third after settling for a point from a frustrating 0-0 draw.

That meant they failed to overtake Arsenal, who had lost 5-1 at Liverpool earlier in the day, and were passed by new leaders Chelsea, who beat Newcastle 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

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