Premier League, September 22 2013
Agüero (16, 47)
The Manchester derby in September 2013 was not just Manuel Pellegrini's first since his appointment as manager of Manchester City. It was also David Moyes' first since he had succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Both, at that point of the season, were contenders for the Premier League title.
Pellegrini was managing in England for the first time, having impressed in La Liga through the football played by his Málaga, Real Madrid and Villarreal teams. Expectations were also high around Moyes, who had inherited a squad who had just won the title.
City produced an impressive display of attacking football to beat the defending champions comfortably, though. Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, Pellegrini reveals the tactical approach that inspired the victory, and that did so much to inspire the belief that led them to that season’s title.
Author: Ali Tweedale