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Manchester City scorer Fernandinho admits Sunderland draw was a “complete disaster”

City weren't so successful this time around - Action Images

Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes took a huge blow last night when they were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation threatened Sunderland at the Etihad.

When Fernandinho scored after two minutes for City three points seemed a formality for the hosts, however the Black Cats battled back and in the end the Manchester club needed a late strike to secure an equaliser.

Englishman Connor Wickham scored twice for Sunderland before Samir Nasri equalised, thanks in part to away keeper Vito Mannone’s blunder.

The scorer of the opening goal, Fernandinho, admitted after the game that the result was hugely disappointing.

The Brazilian spoke to Manchester Evening News and said: “The whole team is disappointed about the result, especially in the way we played.

“The result was a complete disaster for us.

“We started well and scored the goal, but for 50 minutes after that we lost control of the game and they played better than us.

“Right at the end we tried to score another goal but it wasn’t enough.”

The result leaves City third in the table and six points behind league leaders Liverpool, with just five games remaining, and only one in hand.

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