Pellegrini: City went for the win

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists his side tried their utmost to beat Leicester on Monday, but was content to come away with a goalless draw.

The Citizens were on top for much of the Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium, but they were met with stern resistance from the Foxes defence, with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel making five saves.

Pellegrini admitted Claudio Ranieri's high-flyers were a tough nut to crack, but was pleased that City prevented a third straight defeat on the road.

The Chilean also confirmed that captain Vincent Kompany will be sidelined for another month after suffering a setback in his recovery from a calf injury.

"We will see how long Vincent will be out, but I don't think it will be less than 3-4 weeks," Pellegrini said in his post-match press conference.

"I am not a doctor, but with a muscle injury, it will be very difficult for him to be back in less than four weeks.

"But without him, we must continue to defend as did tonight. We did more than Leicester to win the game.

"We had more possession, more attempts on goal, more clear options but it was a tough game against a very good team playing away.

"I always say if you cannot win, don't lose but I think we did all that we could to try and win the game. We didn't come to try to draw. We spent the whole game going for the three points."