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Man City boss Pellegrini: Offloading Lescott was right decision

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he was right to allow Joleon Lescott to leave for West Bromwich Albion. With the defensive mistakes now fewer, the decision to release Lescott - whom City will face at The Hawthorns - at the end of last season seems justified.

Lescott, 32, was a key performer in the 2011-12 title success but struggled to command a regular place in the final two years of his contract.

Pellegrini said: "Every squad needs change every year. He is 33, 34 (sic) years old. We thought it was better for him to continue for another club.

"I was always very happy with his performance for us last year because he is a very good player and an intelligent player."

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