Platt wants more goals from Man City

Manchester City coach David Platt has called for the Premier League champions to rediscover the goal scoring form that won them the title last season, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Having scored 93 goals in their 38 league games last season, City have mustered only 34 from 19 games so far, a ratio that if replicated over the next 19 games would see City hit the back of the net on only 64 occasions. Last season, each of the other three teams that made up the division’s top four plus Chelsea, in sixth, registered more than 64 goals.

City have spent heavily to recruit their strike force, but the likes of Sergio Aguero, with one goal in his last seven league games and Carlos Tevez, with one in six, have failed to fire so far this season. Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko are even less frequent scorers, respectively netting one in 15 and one in nine.

Platt said: “ I think if you asked them they would be disappointed in their return over the games they’ve played. But goal scorers go through barren spells. It’s just unfortunate that at the moment all of them seem to be having one at the same time.

Compared to the number of goals we scored last season, we’re significantly down but that’s all around the pitch.

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