Guardiola: We weren't precise enough in final third

Pep Guardiola told media after City's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday that his side struggled to create chances at Villa Park.

After a goalless first half, City took the lead in the 50th minute when Kevin De Bruyne picked out Erling Haaland at the back post. The Norwegian tapped home for his tenth goal in six Premier League appearances.

That proved to be our only goal on the night, and it wasn't enough to take the three points as Leon Bailey struck to earn the hosts a draw.

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And the manager accepted his side weren't at their best in an attacking sense.

"We struggled in the first half to create chances apart from when we arrived in the final third with Kyle and a few from Phil," said Guardiola.

"We were not precise enough and it was not good.

"But we didn’t play bad and we only conceded one shot in 90 minutes which unfortunately was a goal, but we had to break the line in the moment when we were in control and we didn’t concede a lot of balls in the one action we defended poorly and they made a good goal."

Watch the video above to hear what Guardiola had to say at Villa Park...