Pellegrini: Style of play as important as title triumph for Manchester City

The Premier League leaders have scored 100 goals with one game of the season to spare and would lift the trophy if they beat West Ham, leaving the Chilean proud
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini feels that the way in which his side have played this season is as important as winning the Premier League.

City surged two points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table with one game left to play after a 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday, a second-half Edin Dzeko double and late goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure ensuring victory.

7/4 Manchester City are 7/4 with Bet365 to score more goals in the first half against West Ham than in the second
The Chilean's side, who have scored 100 Premier League goals in 2013-14, would secure the title with a draw against West Ham on Sunday, barring a massive swing in goal difference, and he believes that the manner in which they have performed has a similar significance to claiming a second English top-flight title in three years.

"Now we can talk about the title because, if we win the next game, we are going to win the title," Pellegrini told the press.

"It will be very important not only for the title but in the way that we are going to win the title.

"I think that we have a style of play, I think that we are an attractive team, I think that we score many goals, that we are always thinking to score more goals and that for me has the same importance as the title.

"I am very happy to have managed this team in that way. That is what we've done the whole season, maybe with a lot of critics at the beginning because we lost two or three games playing away.

"There are different ways to win titles; I choose this one. This one has attractive football, that fans enjoy the season. Maybe you can win titles in another way [but] for me it is very important, the aesthetic part of the game."