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Pellegrini targets FA Cup glory

January 03, 2015 14:24:12 UK

Manchester City midfielder James Milner.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes his side can go all the way in the FA Cup this season.

City host Sheffield Wednesday in the third round on Sunday and Pellegrini insists he is taking the competition and the Owls seriously.

The Premier League champions demolished Wednesday 7-0 in the Capital One Cup back in September but Pellegrini doesn’t expect a repeat result on Sunday.

The Chilean has warned his side against complacency ahead of the visit of the Championship outfit after a gruelling run of fixtures over the festive period.

He told Sky Sports: “It has been a difficult moment because we played three games in a week, very important games in the Premier League.

“We had to play for nine points in one week but we have finished that and now we must think about Sheffield Wednesday.

“For our team it is a very important cup. Last year we were eliminated here against Wigan but we won the Capital One Cup.

“This year we are eliminated from the Capital One so we will try to continue in the FA Cup as far as we can.”

City areĀ 1.18 to beat Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday andĀ 6.50 to win the FA Cup outright.

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