Why Bony must start scoring consistently for City or risk being targeted

Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast

Manchester City overcame Leicester City in midweek but Wilfried Bony failed to get off the mark for his new club.

Wilfried Bony failed to score on his full debut for Manchester City, as Manuel Pellegrini’s men defeated bottom of the table Leicester City at the Etihad.

The result kept City clear in second place in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Chelsea.

Having signed for his new club while away with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations, Bony had to wait a long time to make his debut.

He made two substitute appearances on his return, but Wednesday was the first time he was trusted from the start as he replaced Edin Dzeko in the starting XI.

Bony led the line well but missed a couple of simple chances to get off the mark at City. In total, he had six shots on goal with just one hitting the target.

Despite scoring 34 goals in 70 games for Swansea during a one-and-a-half year stint in South Wales, there are question marks as to whether he can score as prolifically when surrounded by big names such as Sergio Aguero.

We have seen the likes of Fernando Torres and Roberto Soldado make big money moves to top Premier League clubs in the past, only to struggle to find the net for their new teams, making them a target for abuse.

At £28million, per the BBC, Bony must start scoring consistently at City if he is to avoid being put into that bracket, starting with a trip to Burnley next Saturday.

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