Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said he was "relieved" after his side made a meal of the Sheffield Wednesday match in the FA Cup third round.

James Milner struck twice, including a stoppage-time winner, as the Barclays Premier League champions came from behind to beat their battling Sky Bet Championship opponents 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

The City boss hailed birthday boy James Milner's "commitment" and "intensity" after the midfielder re-emphasised his worth with a match-winning performance against Sheffield Wednesday.