Goals, goals, goals: Attack-happy Manchester City already one strike short of last season’s tally

By Alan Ross

Manchester City have already almost racked up the same number of goals as the WHOLE of last season. Clearly scoring goals is as important for manager Manuel Pellegrini as winning trophies ahead of their top flight clash with Newcastle on Sunday.

City lie second in the Premier League, a point behind Arsenal, but in truth their play has been by far the most eye-catching of any side in the division this season and they average a staggering four goals a game at home.

Pellegrini’s side have also so far scored 92 goals this season, compared to 93 last term and the manager said it was a fine balance between success and playing ‘sexy’ football.

“It is very important to me as I said when I arrived to be an attractive team,” the Chilean said.

“At the moment I think we have only one goal less than the total for the team last year and that for me is very important- not only to win a trophy for me or the team. It is the way we must play.”

Pellegrini, who picked up the Decemeber manager of the month today, praised Alvaro Negredo for his midweek hat-trick but demanded more from his team if they are to continue to challenge for honours.

“He played very well not because he scored three goals but he is always trying and I think he had a complete game,” he said.

“It will be a very close fight to the end of the season. I hope we can do better because it is very important not to make mistakes in games.

“That is why I repeat it is important to improve in every sense as a team.” 

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