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Mancini laments lack of concentration after 1-1 draw with Arsenal

After Laurent Koscielny's late equalizer condemned the Premier League champion to a third draw in five games, the Italian boss commented on his side's inability to kill games off.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has rued his side's lack of concentration after conceding a late equalizer to Arsenal in their 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.

Joleon Lescott opened the scoring for the home side despite the Gunners enjoying the majority of possession in the first half but, with the game entering its final stages and with City seemingly in control, Arsenal center half Laurent Koscileny rifled in an equalizer after hesitation from the home side’s defense.

Mancini felt that his side let itself down with its inability to kill the game off.

"I'm disappointed because we were 1-0 up and we conceded a goal from a corner," the Italian told Sky Sports.  "After that we had four or five chances to score a second goal but we didn't close the game.

"We need to pay more attention. it was strange, with just eight minutes to go our concentration should be 100 percent."

After wrestling control of the game off a lively Arsenal side in the second half, City had several chances to add to its tally, with Sergio Aguero going close on more than one occasion and Vincent Kompany unlucky with an improvised bicycle kick.

"We had the game under control," Mancini continued. "It was just the last 10 minutes. I'm not sure why. We were too deep. We had chances to score.

"It's difficult as we now have two points less."


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