Pellegrini's side take on Watford on Sunday to round off their season, where the Argentine will be hoping his side can break the 50-point barrier.
Last time out, Watford had their own profligacy to blame as they were defeated 3-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He admits that after a poor start to their campaign, it is pleasing to see the kind of football West Ham displayed in the last month and secure a top ten finish.
Gerard Deulofeu threatened on a couple of occasions for the hosts in a half they largely dominated, but it was the visitors who dealt a hammer blow six minutes from half time. "We want to get points and finish as high up the table as we can". Zabaleta undercooked an attempted backpass to Fabianski and Deulofeu latched on to it, proceeding to nudge the ball beyond the exposed West Ham goalkeeper and poke home.
Such is the 25-year-old's importance to the Hornets, he was hooked off after 60 minutes with Gracia having one eye on their trip to Wembley. "It's a shame it always seems to end when we're playing so well".
Watford may have caught cup fever but Javi Gracia bristled at the suggestion of resting players ahead of Saturday's showpiece and named his strongest side here, though Adrian Mariappa is likely to return in the heart of defence.
Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini prepares to lock horns with a familiar face.
"When we started the season, we had just six weeks working in pre-season, but now after one year of working we have an improvement, and as I said that must continue".
"We are going to play in a final against City". "If we have a normal season, without so many injured players, we can be a more consistent team".
Mr Assange , an Australian citizen, is now being held in Belmarsh prison serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail in 2012. Australian-born Assange faces a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in the US .
Rabies is treatable, but if left untreated can cause a life-threatening infection of the brain and nervous system in humans. A TOURIST has died from rabies after picking up a stray puppy in the Philippines and carrying it back to her resort.
Security forces have killed four terrorists who stormed luxury hotel in port city of Gwadar in Balochistan, officials said. Mohammad Waseem said that the "the process of clearing the hotel has entered its final stages", The Dawn reported .
Brexit Express is a campaign group run by Jeremy Hosking, a major Tory donor who has now given £200,000 to Mr Farage's party. But the party will demand a public vote if it can not get changes to the government's deal or an election.
Wu's first tweet , sent less than an hour after the renewal news broke, said , "So upset right now that I'm literally crying. Wu stars in " Fresh off the Boat " playing the mother in a Taiwanese-American family in Florida in the 1990s.
Greenwood clocked up all 90 minutes against Cardiff , with Solskjaer trusting him to remain on the pitch throughout. Ole must also be wishing he had a player of Rio's ilk as the need for a quality centre-back is of top priority.
It looks like the survivors of the Battle of Winterfell were not the only ones celebrating in " The Last of the Starks " episode. Many fans have accepted that this is not the real story and they will wait for the books from George RR Martin.
A spokesperson for the US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said they had no comment at this time when contacted by Reuters . Its strategical location serves as shipping routes for the Gulf countries, the Indian and Africa.
Aubameyang told BBC Sport afterwards: "I am happy we won, and I am sharing this [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys I like". I have to be thankful to the team. "I played against Barcelona in the [2015 UEFA] Super Cup in Tbilisi and it's the same".
The Red Sox have reached.500 for the first time since March 29 and they finally have a positive run differential (barely, at +1). The Boston Red Sox are being hailed by President Donald Trump for their dominant play during their championship 2018 season.
Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the Trump administration would soon sanction the 25 remaining members of the court. "The regime has kidnapped the first vice president ", Mr Guaido said on Twitter.
De Kock key as Mumbai win 2019 IPL
Watson batted through the Chennai innings until he was run out in the final over, smashing four sixes and eight fours. Mumbai and Chennai are the IPL's two most successful teams having both won the title three times.
India, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco Offers New Delhi More Oil
The EIA forecast output in 2020 will rise by 930,000 bpd to 13.38 million bpd, a bigger increase than it previously estimated. While trade war concerns have weighed on prices this week, "the spreads clearly point towards a tight market", ING bank said.
United Nation says rebel pullout from Yemen ports on track
The U.N. said Sunday that the redeployment of Houthi forces from key ports in Yemen "went in accordance with established plans:". The Security Council approved sending 75 observers to Hodeidah four months ago but only 15 had arrived before Saturday.
Tsitsipas comes of age to beat Nadal and reach Madrid final
She had victories over three Grand Slam champions in the Spanish capital - Jelena Ostapenko, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova. Djokovic said he was likely facing an opponent lacking a few physical reserves after a long semi-final struggle with Nadal .
TENNIS Roger Federer, who has been relegated to Madrid Open
The world number five from Australia defeated the 37-year-old Swiss player in a match that lasted for two hours and 11 minutes. Two-time women's champion Simona Halep overcame Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5 to reach her fourth semi-final at La Caja Magica.
European round-up: Bayern made to wait for title
Should they somehow manage to finally clinch another German title, then we are certainly in for quite a dramatic day. Dortmund won 3-2 over Fortuna, with Pulisic scoring the opening goal 41 minutes in with a header in front of goal.