Manchester City boss Roberto  Mancini lamented his side’s lack-lustre finishing despite them putting three past QPR. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini feels the strain during their 3-1 win over QPR (Picture: Getty) City only had a Yaya Toure strike to show for their dominance when Bobby Zamora stunned the champions with a 59th-minute equaliser. City’s response was to retake the lead almost immediately, with Edin Dzeko heading home, and, while  Carlos Tevez added a third in injury-time, Mancini was unimpressed. ‘I think we played well in first half, but we have one problem at the  moment – when we have a chance to score we don’t score and the game can change,’ he said. ‘We had this problem in the first game [against Southampton] and against Liverpool. ‘In the second half we didn’t play well. We were too slow but it’s important that we took three points.’ City are yet to keep a clean sheet – a hallmark of their title run last season – although skipper Vincent Kompany remains unconcerned. ‘We’ve always proved to be solid come difficult times,’ he said. ‘At this time everyone tries to play the game nicely. We left ourselves exposed but at the end of the season we won’t do that. ‘We worked hard to keep possession and create chances. If after a while you don’t score, you let other team into the game. ‘But we showed how much character we have.’

A news article on 2012-09-01 21:46:00 from: The Metro

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