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Man City's Zabaleta insists cup exit now behind them

Defender Pablo Zabaleta claims Manchester City will now concentrate their efforts to secure Champions League qualification. City's hopes of ending a 34-year wait for silverware were dashed last night as they crashed out of the FA Cup in a fifth-round replay at Stoke.

The 25-year-old Argentina international said: "We are disappointed about the result - I think we played well, our performance was good.

"But this is football and on Saturday we have got a great game against Chelsea in the Premier League.

"We now have to concentrate very much on the Premier League, we are out of the cups now.

"We have a great chance to fight for fourth position. The race for fourth is very difficult but we have got a great chance to be there."

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