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Player of the Week: Manuel Pellegrini


That's right - not a player this week. The win boiled down to perfection on the part of Pellegrini's substitutions, all three of which set up the game winning goal. Over the last seventeen minutes of the match, Pellegrini put Pires in for Mati (70'), Cani in for Eguren (73'), and Guille Franco in for Jon Dahl Tomasson (80'), and in the 83rd minute, the three of them combined to put Franco alone in the box to blast the ball into the back of the net. Not to mention it was his 200th match in charge of Villarreal. It is great to know he has signed on for another couple of years with us.