THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

11 December ~ Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is being criticised today because he appeared not to realise his team were only one goal away from winning their Champions League group last night. It's not the first time City have got their maths wrong. In 1996 they needed a win to avoid relegation from the Premier League but, without the internet, word spread that a draw against Liverpool would be enough. With the score at 2-2 City ran down time and only realised too late that they needed another goal, meaning they were relegated.

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