Pellegrini remains wary

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United.

Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the pace during their defence the following season, finishing well behind local rivals Manchester United in second spot.

Last season brought another league crown to the Etihad Stadium in Pellegrini's first campaign at the club, and he said they could not afford to rest on their laurels if they hoped to avoid another letdown. "This team won the title two years ago and the next season was a disaster, it wasn't a useful year for anyone," the Chilean told the BBC.

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