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“You can’t get more” – Rodri fumes at Manchester City teammates after Premier League title race blow



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Manchester City midfielder Rodri has issued criticism of his teammates following Saturday’s disappointing draw against Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola’s side lost key ground in the race for the Premier League title on Saturday evening, dropping points in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in response to wins for both Liverpool and Arsenal.

Manchester City’s frustrating draw means the Sky Blues cannot move to the top of the table with a win over Brentford on Tuesday evening, and a defeat to the Bees would leave the Cityzens four points behind leaders Liverpool.

Rodri cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s opening goal on Saturday evening, as Manchester City dropped points against Chelsea for the second time this season, having drawn 4-4 at Stamford Bridge in November.

Sterling opened the scoring in the 42nd minute after breaking free on the counter-attack, and it took until the 83rd minute for City to draw level, with Rodri thumping in his seventh goal of the season.

Manchester City registered 31 attempts in comparison to Chelsea’s nine, although just six were on target, as Erling Haaland missed a handful of opportunities.

The Blues’ poor defensive form also continued on Saturday, with City keeping just 11 clean sheets in 38 matches so far this season.

Liverpool and Arsenal both have a superior goal difference, and Guardiola’s side have conceded 26 Premier League goals already this season.

The defending was of concern to Rodri, who fumed at the team’s defensive showing after dropping points in the title race on Saturday evening.

“We want to win but we have to check ourselves and in the first-half with our defending we have to be stronger for the rest of the season,” said the Spaniard.

“It’s a point, a draw, of course we want to win and the way we performed second-half we deserved a bit more but when you defend like we did you can’t get more.”

Manchester City will look to bounce back with a crucial game in hand against Brentford on Tuesday evening, prior to matches against Bournemouth, Luton Town and Manchester United.