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Guardiola unhappy with dropping points

Manchester City dropped two important points in the race at the top of the table as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by newcomers Middlesbrough on Saturday.

City dominated the game and pushed the visitors from the first minute to the last. City took the lead through Sergio Aguero right before halftime, but were unable to extend the lead in the second, and instead Middlesbrough managed to grab an equalizer in stoppage time through Marten De Roon. Manager Pep Guardiola was not happy with the dropped points, and said he thought his side deserved more.

“I don’t have regrets and I am sad for the players because I think the players deserved to win,” Guardiola said. “We made a lot of chances to win the game but in the last couple of games it didn’t happen.

“In the second half we didn’t play like in the first half but we didn’t play bad. They had one chance and it was in the last minute.

“We created enough chances and controlled the counter attacks really well. We created more than enough chances to win the game. In all leagues when you arrive in the last minute anything can happen.

“After the demanding game this week and the way we played, maybe the team can be tired in the last minutes. If we scored a second goal the game was over.

“In the boxes we are not good enough but on the balance, how many chances you create is what you are going to see. We will improve.”


Later in the day, City saw themselves get overtaken at the top of the table as Chelsea took a 5-0 win over Everton.

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