Mancini laments lack of width

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was disappointed to only take a point from Tuesday's Premier League clash at Stoke City.

The 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium proved to be enough to lift City up to fourth in the table but it was another below-par away-day display from Mancini side's who continue to frustrate with their lack of consistency.

The Potters played with ten men for almost half the game following Abdou Faye's dismissal, with Mancini saying after the match:"We had a fantastic chance to win this game. We have a good position now but when you have a chance you must take it.

"It is two points lost because we played 11 against ten for 40 minutes. We must play better. We had many chances to score a goal but when we arrive in the box we must be more aggressive.

"In the first half the ball was in the air most of the time and it was difficult for us to play. We had to fight, it was the only way to play.

"We should have got it down the channels for Shaun (Wright-Phillips) or Adam (Johnson), but too often we played it down the middle.

"Sometimes football is like this, we made mistakes but in the end we got a goal when we needed it. But this was two points less than what we wanted.

"Fourth is not a bad position, but it would have been better with a win. Now we must recover, I hope we can come back and win in the cup next week but tonight, we should have looked for two more points than we got."

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