Guardiola bemoaned the City’ missed chances against West Brom.

City dominated most of the game against West Brom, registering 77% ball possession and creating 26 chances, but were forced to shared the spoils on Tuesday night.


Guardiola wants Man City to improve their efforts in front of goal. [Getty]


Pep Guardiola wasn’t pleased with how his Manchester City side performed against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad.


The Spaniard insisted that City’s matches against the newly-promoted side are the kinds they should be winning. 


City were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against the Premier League strugglers as Ruben Dias’ own-goal just before half-time cancelled out IIkay Gundogan’s opener in the 30th minute.


City dominated most of the game against West Brom, registering 77% ball possession and creating 26 chances, but were forced to shared the spoils on Tuesday night.


West Brom’s resilient defensive display, as well as goalkeeper Sam Johnstone's performance, was impressive on the day - especially in the closing stages as the Baggies eventually salvaged a point.


However, Guardiola bemoaned the Cityzens’ missed chances in front of goal.


“You have to win these games and we could not do it,” he said.


“We had the chances, but unfortunately we were not able to score goals, especially in the last four or five actions that we had.


“That is the reality. We are able to control a lot. We are conceding minimum [chances].


“[There was] one good save from Edersonand the deflected goal, but no more than this.


"We were better in every department. We are creating, but we cannot do it.”


The ex-Bayern Munich coach continued: “The players are there. We scored a goal.


“We struggled for this game with the long balls and the second balls.


"They attacked on our left side and we could not control it with Benjamin [Mendy] and Phil [Foden].


“Sometimes you need patience and we tried to find it but it’s not easy. The second half was better but we could not score.


“Ten players defending, it is not easy.”



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