Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admitted it was frustrating trying to break down a resolute Stoke side.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes was disappointed to come away empty-handed from their game with Manchester City after losing 1-0.
Mark Hughes spoke after his Stoke sides 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hailed his side's patience as they overcame Stoke 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini was happy with his team's 1-0 win over Stoke after their midweek Champions League loss to Barcelona.
Yaya Toure scored the only goal in Manchester City's 1-0 win over Stoke.
Yaya Toure's second-half goal earned Manchester City a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.
Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has credited boss Mark Hughes as the catalyst for his recent prolific form.
Manchester City's Yaya Toure believes this year's title race could be won by any one of five Premier League teams.
Ed Chamberlin looks ahead to Manchester City's match against Stoke on Saturday.
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