All the news, views and transfer rumours from the Etihad this weekend…
Manchester City scored their 100th goal of the season on Saturday, setting them on their way to a 4-2 home win over Cardiff City.
Edin Dzeko scored the milestone goal, before Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero all found the net. The Bluebirds hit back through Craig Noone and Frazier Campbell.
The result means the Blues remain just a point behind league leaders Arsenal, and continues their outstanding home record at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite scoring the strike that stole the headlines, Dzeko was far more focused on what was to come.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, the Bosnian striker said, “A goal is a goal. It was a little bit lucky but every goal is important. I’m lucky I scored it and we won.
“Yeah, we’ve scored 100 goals, but we still have more than 20 games remaining.
“We just have to continue like this and try and win every next game.”
There was a wonderful simplicity to Dzeko’s statement – the desire to win every next game, a simple enough ethos that could result in considerable success for Manuel Pellegrini’s men come May.
While the former Everton midfielder has found it hard to dislodge his teammates, it is being reported that Pellegrini sees him as a vital player for what remains of the campaign.
And finally, the Mirror has published an interesting editorial discussing City’s chance of securing an unprecedented quadruple.
It is the one every great team is associated with, and the one all fail to achieve. So what does the latest report suggest?
Well it says they are unlikely to bag the lot; the almost-impossible dream. But then again, if Dzeko’s mantra of winning every next game comes to pass, you never know…
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