City boss targets four after cup win

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Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini lifted his first trophy in English football and then targeted an ambitious quadruple.

Pellegrini’s City won the Capital One Cup on Sunday afternoon with a thrilling 3-1 win over Sunderland at Wembley.

City looked destined for their second shock cup final defeat inside 12 months when Fabio Borini gave the Black Cats a deserved first-half lead.

But Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri scored within two minutes of each other to put City ahead and Jesus Navas ended any hopes of an upset in the final minute.

City are still in the FA Cup and they lie second in the Barclays Premier League. They are two goals down in their Champions League tie with Barcelona, but Pellegrini hopes he can guide his team to glory in all three remaining competitions.

“We are the only club that has the chance to continue trying to win all the competitions and this gives us a lot of confidence,” the City manager said.

“We wanted this trophy but I don’t think that anybody can think that is enough. I don’t think for top players or important clubs, you are satisfied with one trophy.

“We know it won’t be easy, but we are going to try.”

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said: “I am proud of my team. For 45 minutes we were more than decent but then Toure scores from 35 yards in the top corner.”