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Platt pleased with Manchester City professionalism

27 April 2013 18:19

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt hailed the professionalism of his side during their 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

Last season's champions are all-but certain to secure second place in the Premier League, while West Ham are comfortably mid-table, but Platt said he

always felt that his players would approach the game in the right manner.


Andy Carroll scored in injury time as his shot squirmed through Joe Hart's legs, but it was not enough to overturn the hosts' two-goal deficit secured by goals from Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure.

Roberto Mancini's right-hand man was keen to stress that City must continue performing at their best, despite their attempts to regain their title having ended in failure.

"We came into this one today and we didn't expect anything different from the group of boys that we've got. The intensity has been there in training this week and the focus has been there, it felt like a

normal game," Platt said

"This football club has got to a point where it's obligated to win football matches regardless of whether there is anything on

the game. We want to secure second place as soon as we possibly can."

Platt also confirmed that goalkeeper Hart suffered

from a spasm in his back which he felt may have hindered his ability to save Carroll's goal in the last minute.

"There was nothing visible that happened in terms of being involved in something, as he kicked a ball his back just spasmed,"

he explained.

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
27 April 2013
Game week
35
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47189

Goals

S. Agüero 28'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
1 - 0
Y. Touré 83'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
90'+4 A. Carroll
 (assist by G. Demel)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
6
22
5 78'
8
18
21
42 83'
32
16 28'
Coach: R. Mancini

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
14
28
10
13
30
33
# Player Bookings
10 71'
9
14
13
16
18
26

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
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12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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