Milner points to right result

19 October 2011 10:45
Manchester City midfielder James Milner said the result was all that mattered about Tuesday's last-gasp Champions League win over Villarreal.[LNB] City produced another European performance far removed from their free-scoring Premier League form but finally snatched their first win in the competition with an injury-time Sergio Aguero strike.[LNB]Robert Mancini's men fell behind after just four minutes at the Etihad Stadium and needed a Carlos Marchena own goal to get back into contention in their third Group A game.[LNB]They were laboured throughout the second half but Milner is not concerned about that now after substitute Aguero's late heroics changed the complexion of City's European campaign.[LNB]The 25-year-old, himself a late substitute, said: "That is what we needed to do, get the three points. It was important that we did that.[LNB]"We left it late but we got the three points and that is all that mattered.[LNB]"We have played better. We didn't start the game well but we had the belief to keep going and do the right things, and it paid off in the end.[LNB]"Even if it takes until the 93rd minute to get the winner, you just have to keep doing the right things."[LNB]City now face Villarreal again in a fortnight knowing they are firmly back in contention to progress from Group A.[LNB]They remain third in the standings but just a point behind Napoli and three below Bayern Munich after those other two sides drew in Italy last night.[LNB]Milner, 25, added: "It is a very strong group, every team is capable of beating each other.[LNB]"It was important we got this first win and, with three games to go, it is down to us now."[LNB]Premier League leaders City now turn their attention to Sunday's eagerly-anticipated derby against arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.[LNB]Milner said: "We know it will be a tough game, a great atmosphere, a great occasion, but if we keep playing as we are I am sure we can get the win."

Source: Team_Talk