London: Manuel Pellegrini is convinced Manchester City have enjoyed a "good week" despite failing to take an opportunity to go top of the Premier League. Chelsea's surprise 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday gave City the chance to move above them, and Liverpool, with a win at Arsenal.
David Silva's first-half goal put them on course to do just that but they had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw when Mathieu Flamini equalised for the hosts. That left City still third and instead it is Liverpool who can overtake Chelsea if they win at home to Tottenham on Sunday.
But considering that only one team -- Aston Villa on the opening day -- has won at Arsenal in the Premier League, Pellegrini was not too disappointed to add only a point to a 5-0 home win over Fulham a week ago and Tuesday's impressive 3-0 victory at fallen champions Manchester United.