0 shots, 0 dribbles, 50% pass accuracy – City star abysmal as exit looms

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko put in another poor performance in Monday night’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace as his exit from the club looks to be edging ever closer.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men were simply not clinical enough at Selhurst Park and that defeat leaves them nine points behind leaders Chelsea, who also have a game in hand.

Their chances of retaining their Premier League title are all but gone, and so is Bosnian striker Dzeko, after his terrible display on Monday night has left many fans calling for his departure this summer amidst interest from Serie A.

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Dzeko has only scored four Premier League goals in 21 appearances this season and has not put in the performances to support his £27 million price tag that the club paid to sign him from Wolfsburg in 2011.

Monday night’s showing at Palace was one of his worst in a City shirt as he was hauled off after 65 minutes without even attempting a shot.

Edin Dzeko's statistics from loss against Crystal Palace (via

Edin Dzeko’s statistics from loss against Crystal Palace (via

The 29-year-old forward failed to register a shot on goal, complete a dribble with the ball and could only complete 14 of his 27 passes.

Dzeko was dispossessed five times as well in what was a disappointing display. The Citizens actually improved when he was taken off and got the goal just 12 minutes after he was replaced by Frank Lampard.

City fans will be hoping to sell their striker this summer and despite the fact that he signed a new four-year deal last summer, AS Roma are reportedly keen on his services.

City could use the money from his sale to rebuild their side ahead of next season and one fan has even offered to pay for Dzeko’s flights out of England.

Here are a few other tweets regarding Dzeko from City supporters after the loss at Palace on Monday:

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2 Comments on 0 shots, 0 dribbles, 50% pass accuracy – City star abysmal as exit looms

  1. And please take with you Yaya, Demichelis, Kolerov, Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas and Nasri

  2. Dzeko has been injured for most of the season so far this year. Last year Yaya and Dzeko won the title for Man City while Auguero hardly played second half of the season. Dzeko and Yaya have couple poor games and now they are out of Man City according to so called pundits?

    Hope they both leave as Man City seem to be worst club to play for in EPL and Europe.

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