Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team will not win the Champions League this season unless they become more clinical in front of goal, after his team’s 2-0 Premier League away win at Crystal Palace over the weekend.

Gabriel Jesus and David Silva were both on target as City ran out comfortable winners at Selhurst Park on Saturday, allowing Guardiola’s second-placed team to close the gap to leaders Liverpool to six points.

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Jesus’ goal against Palace was the Brazilian’s 50th for City but Guardiola pointed out that the 22-year-old had also missed several chances during the match.

“(Jesus) is so young,” Guardiola told reporters. “We missed a lot of chances. We have to be clinical. When people talk about the Champions League being the target, we’re still not ready… we can still improve.”

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City lead the league scoring charts with 29 goals this season, seven more than Liverpool.

City are next in action in the Champions League, where they host Italy’s Atalanta on Tuesday.


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