“Jack Wilshere had three games with the reserves and though he finished tired today he played well,” the boss told Match of the Day.
“It’s difficult to measure how much we have missed him this season because of course you want your best players available so you can rotate.
“If you have injuries you cannot do that.
“I believe overall Manuel Pellegrini has done very well at Manchester City.
“When you look at the players today, how they fought for him, that is a great credit to a manage.
“And as a man he is like by everybody and he has a lot of dignity and respect for the game, and I respect that.”