Platt - Winning is priority

Manchester City first-team coach David Platt says the club's unbeaten record counts for nothing unless the Premier League champions are winning.

Last Updated: 28/11/12 at 19:55 Post Comment

David Platt: Insists City's priority is winning games - not maintaining unbe

David Platt: Insists City's priority is winning games - not maintaining unbe

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Wigan will become the latest team to try to end City's unbeaten league run on Wednesday night as Roberto Mancini's men visit the DW Stadium.

City have not tasted defeat in their last 19 league games, a sequence which includes the final six matches of last season's successful title run-in.

They extended what is a club record run in the competition with a goalless draw at Chelsea on Sunday, although it was not enough to see them regain top spot.

Naturally it is something they want to maintain but, speaking ahead of the Wigan clash, Mancini's number two Platt played down its significance.

The first-team coach said: "The unbeaten run is there, it becomes a thing people talk about, but it counts for nothing if you are drawing games and drawing games and drawing games.

"We see that after 13 games, we are still a point behind (Manchester) United, who have lost three games but have also got 10 victories.

"We will try to protect the unbeaten run, but not to the point where we are going to stop trying to win games.

"It gives you a confidence that you are difficult to beat but that is all it does."

Banned

Platt landed himself in trouble last week when he was sent to the stands during City's UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.

He is now banned from the touchline for next week's final Group D game at Borussia Dortmund, a match from which the best City can do is secure a consolation place in the Europa League.

Platt said: "It's a mistake of mine. I grumbled about the referee to the fourth official.

"Letter of the law says you can't do that, and I accept the responsibility and the decision."

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