Distin happy with goal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sylvain Distin was happy to score against the team he rejected last August.
Sylvain Distin was happy to score against the team he rejected last August as Manchester City beat Middlesbrough 2-0.
The French defender was given permission to discuss a move to The Riverside, but opted to remain with Stuart Pearce's side.
He showed Boro what they missed out on by scoring City's opening goal on Saturday and also produced a solid display in defence.
Distin confirmed he turned down a switch to Teesside in the early weeks of the season and was delighted to be on the scoresheet.
"They came for me, but I didn't go," Distin told Sky Sports News.
"I'm happy to score against them, or against anyone, especially with my right foot.
"It was the first time I played with white boots. I have had some stick in training, so I'm proud."
The centre-half is also hoping the win will raise morale in the City squad, particularly after last week's FA Cup exit to Blackburn Rovers.
He added: "We will have to wait and see what's going to happen. It's good to enjoy the moment and see what will happen next.
"The mood could only be better than last week, so everything is fine at the moment."