The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that his team are not exactly firing on all cylinders in the recent matches. Even though City have won the Premier league title last season, they have been unable to build on that success as they have struggled this season. However, a number of crucial goals from players like Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, and Edin Dzeko has played a crucial role in keeping City near the top of the table. After the recent match with Everton, City allowed United to open a four-point advantage. This was because of the 1-1 draw for City, while United managed a 4-3 win over Reading.
After the Everton match, Mancini admitted that are not firing on all cylinders and this is the reason for them not performing well in all competitions this season. City were recently dumped out of the Champions League after a disappointing group stage performance, while they know look second favourites to win the title this season. It looks very much like United will be top of the table on Christmas and New Year. Even though City managed to stretch their unbeaten home record to 37 matches, the manager was extremely disappointed after the 1-1 draw with Everton.
City were rescued courtesy of penalty from Carlos Tevez, which was questionable. Everton have taken the lead through the Belgian Marouane Fellaini. “We spent most of the second half in Everton’s half but we couldn’t find a way through. Our strikers aren’t firing on all cylinders at the moment and not scoring enough goals but they worked hard today and they will have periods like that during the season. We are not going to go through the season winning every game and sometimes you have to accept it is not going your way and take something out of the game,” said Mancini.