Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is adamant their defeat to Aston Villa will be a blip.

Pellegrini has no doubt City will recover to play a prominent role in the title race.

He said: "We are not thinking about the title at the moment. We are thinking about winning the most amount of matches.

"In the Premier League, the difference (between teams) is very small.

"If we play the way we are playing I am absolutely sure we are going to be fighting for the league."

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