Dzeko knew he would score


Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko was not concerned about his goal drought and was confident he would find the net again.


The Bosnian scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Roberto Mancini’s side over Barclays Premier League strugglers Wigan Athletic.


The Citizens notched their first away win since November in the game last night and Dzeko insisted he was not overly concerned with his failure to register on the score sheet for some time.


“It was just a matter of time. It is always like this. Sometimes you score a lot of goals, sometimes you can't score even from a 100% chance,” he told Manchester City’s official television channel.


“But that is football. I am happy for me and happy for the team that I scored again and we won the game.”


Incidentally, it was City’s last away win at QPR on November 5 when the Bosnia international last scored.


It has been a frustrating few months for Dzeko who made a blistering start to the season, scoring 13 goals in the 14 games.


His latest striker means that Mancini’s men now move back to three points clear of second placed Manchester United.


Team-mate Joe Hart expressed his happiness at seeing the former Wolfsburg striker on target again, although he claimed the 11-game drought had not become a complex as many had suggested.


“We're not interested in what is said outside the club. We are very much a team unit and we are very much rooting for Edin to do well,” said the England goalkeeper.


“We are over the moon for him. That is the kind of thing he does and it is no fluke he scored those goals at the start of the season.”


Dzeko’s return to form could prove ominous for City’s title rivals Tottenham, as the two sides meet in a top three clash this Sunday.


The £27million was on target four times as Mancini’s side romped to a 5-1 victory at Whit Hart Lane.


This next meeting between the two is expected to be less one-sided but Dzeko will be hoping for another match-winning contribution.

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