Hughes happy despite defeat (AUDIO)
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There's no denying it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks at Manchester City. Their new cash saw Robinho put pen-to-paper at the City of Manchester Stadium with a host of other big names being sought as well.
It took a reported £150,000 just to get their South American stars back in time for the match at a packed Eastlands and the Brazilian made sure he didn't disappoint by netting the first from a free-kick.
However, Chelsea showed they are no pushovers and dominated the game from there on in, scoring through Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard and ex-City striker Nicolas Anelka to claim all 3 points.
But for Mark Hughes it was a case of seeing where the team need to improve. Speaking after the match, the City boss said with a few more games under their belt, the team's style will be far better and they'll become much more of a match for opposition teams - not forgetting that they're expected to spend big in January to add to their ever improving squad.