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Brian Kidd praises Man City after 2-0 win

Manchester City interim manager Brian Kidd praised his side after they won 2-0 at Reading last night. Man City fired Roberto Mancini yesterday as they look to be preparing for wholesale changes for next season.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko were enough to ensure three points would be won.

"What has gone on in the last 24 hours was a shock to the staff, and before the game I would have just taken the result, to get the three points and take second place," Kidd said.

"It's all credit to the players - they are the ones who have had to put up with stuff off the pitch.

"I am pleased for them because it would have been a travesty if we hadn't finished second.

"To be honest, the three points was the most important thing.

"When you get to this stage of the season it's not about performances, but getting results and it was on my mind that we needed to seal that second spot in the league. 

"That's the least we could do, and the staff, the fans and the players did it for the club."