Roberto Mancini has blasted his side's profligacy in front of goal, saying they need to start converting their chances.
A fourth-minute Carlos Tevez strike was the only goal in a 1-0 success against Bolton Wanderers at Eastlands on Saturday. However, after missing a hatful of chances against the Trotters, they were left hanging on at the end of the game, particularly after Aleksandar Kolarov had been sent off.
The win has consolidated City's position in fourth place as they pulled away from fifth-placed Spurs following the London side's 1-1 draw against Birmingham. However, this shouldn't hide the fact that despite playing some stylish football, they made heavy work of dismissing Bolton.
Speaking after the game, Mancini said:"Sometimes we were too selfish. We shot when it was better to pass – we must improve this situation.
"When we have a chance, we must score. If I had played I would have scored two or three goals."
City face West Ham United at Upton Park next week and Mancini will hope they will display a greater ruthlessness against the relegation-threatened Hammers.