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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that his side have been made to pay for their lack of conviction in front of goal.
Despite scoring for fun so far this season, the Sky Blues have been unable to score in their past two encounters, against Chelsea and Norwich City. They were beaten by Jose Mourinho’s side last Monday and once again failed to convert any of their chances in a goalless draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.
City had more of the ball than the Canaries but their best opportunity came when Alvaro Negredo saw his header hit the crossbar.
Pellegrini’s side have now slipped to third place in the Premier League after their recent results and the Chilean admits they must find their shooting boots once again.
He told Sky Sports: “First of all, I think Norwich played very well at defending. We could have scored a goal, we had some chances, but they did very well.
“We have seen that with the strikers – Sergio Aguero, we saw the other day that Alvaro Negredo is not 100 per cent, and Edin Dzeko the same thing.
“Today we tried but it’s not easy to score goals. Everyone talks about the amount of goals we score, but it is very difficult to score goals.
“Maybe it was the same mistake that we had when we played against Chelsea, we had a lot of shots but not a lot on target.”
City will now turn their attention to their clash with Sunderland on Wednesday night – the Blues are priced at 1.17 to claim all three points.