Clichy calls for improved Manchester City away form

The Blues have only won once on their travels all season, and the defender admits the club needs to start winning on their travels to mount a credible title challenge

Gael Clichy says Manchester City must stop dropping points away from home if they are to mount a serious Premier League title challenge.

Last season's runners-up have lost to Sunderland, Aston Villa and Cardiff City on their travels this season to leave them six points off the pace set by table-toppers Arsenal.

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City travel to West Brom on Wednesday, a game that Clichy knows is a must-win match after losing away at similarly placed teams in the league.

"We know what we have to do, to do our own thing and try not to lose points at home,” the Frenchman told the club’s official website.

"Taking game after game will be a key point for us and hopefully we can now improve our away record. I don't see why we won't be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

"Now we need to go away from home and make sure we start to pick up points. You have to look at the positive side and even though we lost against Cardiff, Aston Villa and Sunderland away, we still managed to play better than the opposition.

"Maybe we need to be more focused in the last pass, the last moment, in the box, and score the first goal. When you score the first goal, the game is different.

"But this is a new team with a new manager and new players and we are only going to get better. We are confident it will get better, hopefully starting on Wednesday at West Brom."