Roberto Mancini demands defensive improvements from Manchester City

Mancini demands defensive improvement
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Roberto Mancini wants improvements at both ends of the pitch to kick-start Manchester City's title defence despite an unbeaten start.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that his team need to make defensive improvements as a matter of urgency.

City continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers, but a Bobby Zamora goal continued a run without clean sheets so far in 2012-13 for the reigning champions.

Mancini also said that he wants his side to be more clinical at the other end to take the pressure off his defence.

He told ESPN: "I said it is important that we improve because we can't concede a goal in every game.

"I think we played well in first half but we have one problem at the moment and that's that when we have a chance to score we don't.

"In the second half we did not play well but in the end it is important we take the three points."

City will continue their title defence after the international break with a trip to Stoke City on Saturday, September 15.

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