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The ongoing row between Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini dominates the sports pages on Saturday, with the Manchester City boss dismissing his counterpart's claim that his team have been lucky.
Before Chelsea's win at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, Mourinho had claimed City had been lucky with decisions from referees and then criticised Alvaro Negredo for attempting to get Nemanja Matic dismissed during the game, as Mark Ogden and Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph reported.
However, Pellegrini countered those claims with the Telegraph article quoting him as saying:
It is very simple. Every week you say what you think is better for you. There’s a famous sentence: ‘Lie, lie but some things always remain.’
If you are talking about the decision at Tottenham [when Spurs defender Danny Rose was sent off] everyone said Rose touched the ball with his left leg before he tackles Edin Dzeko.
But we had had six clear chances, so it is not like in that moment the game changes.
The other decision at Newcastle [Cheick Tiote's disallowed goal was ruled offside], the referees at the beginning of the season would say not offside, but now they might say it was offside. And we scored another goal more, so it was not a goal that decided the match.
The only time a referee has come out and apologised about an important mistake is in the Chelsea-West Bromwich game, when there was a penalty in the 93rd or 94th minute and that has given them two points more.
Meanwhile, Mourinho believes Ashley Cole could quit Stamford Bridge for the MLS in America next season, reports Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror.