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Pearce accepts City jeers

04 Mar 2007 - 13:44:26

Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce had no complaints at being booed by some sections of the home fans, after the Citizens slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic.

The reverse leaves City nervously looking over their shoulders at the relegation places, with third-bottom Charlton Athletic just six points behind Pearce's side.

The former England defender commented: "If you lose 1-0 at home you expect boos and moans. I have had a moan as well.

"The first 20 minutes were the most disappointing. We seemed to think they would lay down and it looked only a matter of time before we conceded a goal, which we did.

"We then decided to do something about it and for 70 minutes gave as good as we got.

"When you are in the bottom half of the table the first goal is so important and often dictates who wins the game.

"We are concerned, but I feel it will be any three from the bottom eight who could go down.

"Our defensive record would probably put us in the top eight in the table, but we are not scoring enough goals."

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