Manchester City boast a strike force that is the envy of the Premier League and this
season they are showing how important a potent forward line can be when chasing
silverware. This season's title race looks set to be one of the most exciting in years so City's ability to score goals may well prove decisive at the end of the season.
City are not alone in their ability to score goals. Chelsea have a potent attack with the likes of Samuel Eto'o finding form and there is, of course, Liverpool's feared SAS partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. However, in Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko City have the most potent strike force in the country. Even when they concede goals the likelihood is that their strikers can rescue the game for them, as they did in the FA Cup tie against Watford at the weekend.
City currently sit second in the Premier League table, a point behind Arsenal, but with a goal difference of 38, 13 better than Liverpool. They have also netted on 63 occasions in the Premier League, 10 more than Liverpool. In all competitions this season City have netted over a hundred time already. They certainly cannot be accused of being dull to watch.
Aguero has already netted 25 times this season and looks to be repeating his form from 2012 when he fired City to the Premier League title in such dramatic fashion on the last day of the season.
In Alvaro Negredo City have made arguably the signing of the season. He has already scored 23 goals this season and has continued the form he showed in Spain with Sevilla where he scored 85 goals in 182 appearances for the club since 2009. Last season he was the best player in Spain, with the exception of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he has now started to make an impact with the Spanish national side with 10 goals in 21 appearances. The news that his recent injury is not serious will boost City further.
Edin Dzeko, himself a scorer of 16 goals so far this season, is an excellent player who adds a different dimension to the City attack. He is often under-rated but is an able striker with his own attributes. During Aguero's absence through injury Dzeko continued City's goalscoring and did so with a similar potency.
Last season City struggled in front of goal and that possibly cost them in their challenge for the title but this year it looks as though there is no stopping them but it is imperative they stay clear of injury for the remainder of the season if City are to recapture the title and any other trophies along the way.
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