Zabaleta happy to prove Man City matchwinner

Pablo Zabaleta was delighted to prove Manchester City's matchwinner in their FA Cup win at Stoke City.

Pablo Zabaleta was delighted to prove Manchester City's matchwinner in their FA Cup win at Stoke City.

It was fine reward for another non-stop performance from the Argentinian but, in keeping with most of the others, he was unwilling to claim all the limelight for himself.

The 28-year-old said: "I think it was well deserved for the team. I think we did a great game.

"We knew it was going to be tough. It has always been a difficult pitch for us in the last few years.

"But I think we played a fantastic game. We were very solid at the back. We worked really well as a team.

"We created a lot of chances. I think it was the perfect game for us."

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