Manchester City’s perfect start of the season came to an end on Saturday as the Citizens lost 2-0 at home to West Ham United.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini was disappointed with the defense, saying that they conceded two soft goals.
“I’m frustrated as they were three very important points at home,” Pellegrini told mcfc.co.uk.
“They won their two away games before tonight against Arsenal and Liverpool so I knew it would not be easy but we conceded two easy goals and that allowed them to be in front.”
Victor Moses shocked the fans at the Etihad Stadium as he opened up the scoring in the 6th minute with a shot that didn’t seem impossible for Joe Hart to save. Moses was given way too much space to get into a scoring position as the defense failed to pressure the West Ham winger.
Diafra Sakho made it 2-0 in the 31st minute after being at the right place in the right time in front of goal. Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back for City before halftime, but they were unable to tie the game up in the second half, despite massive pressure towards the West Ham net.
“In the last two games we didn’t play with the concentration or intensity we had shown in the first five games,” Pellegrini said. “We did exactly the same today as against Juventus – they had two chances in the whole game. We must be more concentrated.
“To win the game you must score, and we didn’t score. We played very well in the second half, though not in the first. We were not the aggressive team we need to be at home.
“We corrected those things, played very well, created a lot of chances but didn’t score. We were under pressure, falling two goals behind. It is always difficult to play against any Premier League team – everyone has very good players.”
City still tops the Premier League table with 15 points in six games. West Ham has three impressive road victories so far this season, beating City, Liverpool and Arsenal. The Hammers sits in second place, three points behind City, ahead of Sunday’s fixtures.