Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini denies he's struggling with the demands of the Premier League.

City fell 3-2 at Aston Villa yesterday.

Pellegrini said: "It is true the Premier League is different to every other in Europe because lower teams who are losing will continue to fight. But that is something I already knew, I see it every week.

"Playing the way we are playing I am absolutely sure that we are going to be fighting for the title.

"It is frustrating because we had the game absolutely under our control. But I don't think there was any difference in how we played in this match and how we played when we beat Manchester United.

"We were exactly the same, what changed was the goals."

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