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Stalemate frustrates Dunne

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Manchester City captain Richard Dunne was disappointed his side failed to extend their 100% record in the group stages of the UEFA Cup.

After beating FC Twente and Schalke, City found Paris St Germain a different proposition and difficult to break down in a 0-0 draw at Eastlands.

However the result means Mark Hughes' side will finish at least second in Group A going into the final match against Racing Santander in Spain in two weeks and Dunne told ITV 4: "We will go there with confidence even though we were not sharp enough in the first half."

He added: "It was a tough game. They set up really well and we never got the right tempo. That doesn't help the forwards.

"They are a good side but it was only in the last 15 minutes they came at us."

City could have put the game to bed in the first quarter but Daniel Sturridge and Darius Vassell both squandered opportunities.

Hughes said: "We had half chances to get on the scoresheet but it was a frustrating night.

"We have performed better in other games. However this is a new experience for us. European games are a different test and a different problem we have to solve.

"We will be the better for the experience of going up against a good European side like PSG. It is important for our development.

"PSG defended well and played on the counter attack. We were a bit over-committed in trying to get the winning goal. That was the only time they looked a danger."

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