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.Embed from Getty Images
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.
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: