Man City boss Roberto Mancini targets tighter defence
Manchester City have conceded seven goals in their last three matches
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says his side must tighten up defensively if they are to challenge for honours at the end of the season.
In their last three games City have conceded seven goals, including two in the 4-2 FA Cup third round replay win over Leicester on Tuesday.
"If you don't concede a lot of goals then at the end of the season you will win something," said Mancini.
"We must improve and work harder. It is all about concentration."
Mancini's side showed plenty of attacking verve in Tuesday's FA Cup win at Eastlands, with Carlos Tevez again in fine goal-scoring form.
The Argentine fired in City's first goal and played a part in the second, scored by Patrick Vieira - although Tevez did later blot his copy book by missing a second-half penalty.
Adam Johnson calmly slotted the home side's third, with Aleksandar Kolarov adding a late fourth.
However, City were fallible at the back, conceding a first-half penalty when Patrick Vieira tripped Lloyd Dyer - which Paul Gallagher scored to make it 1-1 - and then allowing Dyer to battle clear and side-foot home to briefly make it 3-2.
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