Take Nothing Away From This Fabulous Victory!

Last updated : 16 March 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think it was a very good response from the team. It was a very difficult week and then we had to start this game playing with one player less after 10 minutes.

"It was more difficult to play with 10 players but I trust the team, I trust the players and I think we did really well with the ball.

"I thought before it was clear foul by Jelavic - before Vincent did his foul - but the referee didn't see it, he saw the foul of Kompany and he sent him off.

"I am so far away on the bench it is not possible to see what happened with Joe Hart. If Joe reacted, maybe the other player dived. I don't know - that is why there is a referee."

Later, video footage and photographs emerged which hinted Boyd might have spat in Hart's direction, although it was played down by BT Sport pundits, who suggested it looked accidental.