Manchester City Cup can win treble-Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini hopes Manchester City’s Capital One Cup final victory over Sunderland can inspire his players to complete a historic domestic treble.

City won 3-1 at Wembley to give Pellegrini his first trophy in England.

They face Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals and are also in the thick of a battle for the Premier League title.

City face Wigan in a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final, which the Latics won 1-0, in the quarter-finals of this year’s competition at Etihad Stadium next Sunday.

They are fourth in the Premier League and six points behind leaders Chelsea, but have two games in hand on Jose Mourinho’s team plus Liverpool and Arsenal in second and third respectively.

No club has ever won all three domestic trophies in one season, and Pellegrini thinks winning the Capital One Cup will give his side “a lot of confidence”.

They could yet win a quadruple, but must overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Pellegrini said: “When you have the chance to win a trophy and you don’t, you may not go out with your mind the same way.


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