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  • May 19, 2017 7:36 AM BST

    Jamie Redknapp described Manchester Citys failure to register a shot on target in the second half against Norwich as diabolical. Tanoh Kpassagnon Chiefs Jersey . Manuel Pellegrinis side lost further ground in the title race with a 0-0 draw at struggling Norwich, who have not won in 10 Premier League games.Neither side hit the target in the second period, and Redknapp insists that with the quality of players Man City have at their disposal, they should be performing better. Norwich prevented Man City from having a shot on target in the second half He said on Ford Football Special: Ive got to be honest, what must Manchester City fans think when they see their side perform like that. No shots on target in the second half, thats diabolical.Theyve scored 13 away goals this year and havent won back-to-back games since October. Look at the quality hes got at his disposal. Norwich 0-0 Man City Manchester Citys Premier League title bid continued to stutter I looked at Norwich, and they did really well in the end, I dont want to take anything away from them, but they were there for the taking at the start today.For Man City to be in this predicament, so far behind Leicester. Everyone has given it to Leicester, its amazing. Aguero came close twice in the first half for the visitors Pellegrini started striker Wilfried Bony up front at Carrow Road alongside Sergio Aguero, but the Ivory Coast striker did not touch the ball inside the area for the entirety of his stint before being replaced by Raheem Sterling on 58 minutes.Bony has scored four goals in 19 Premier League appearances this season, and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry was left baffled by the 27-year-olds lack of presence in the area on Saturday.Henry said: I couldnt understand it. Theyre trying to get back in the title race and need goals for that. Pellegrini went with two strikers. Manuel Pellegrini blamed Man Citys inability to create space for the draw You should be running, breaking your neck to get into the box. Thats not good enough. Who is there to make sure that you can upset the Norwich defence?They started with two strikers for a reason. They touched the ball in the area four times, and it was all Aguero.I think its Leicesters to lose. We were saying before the game: Can Manchester City win the title? I think the question now is: Can they stay in the top four? Also See: Man City video Man City fixtures Man City stats Get a free £10 bet Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey . Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. Patrick Mahomes II Jersey .com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly found themselves a new offensive coordinator, and one thats quite familiar with the NFC South.DALLAS -- Somebody had to win the matchup between struggling teams, and the Dallas Stars got the best of the Ottawa Senators. Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help the Stars beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Saturday. The Stars snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat (0-5-1), tying Ottawas longest skid this season. "Theyve answered almost every call this year," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "From the (six-game losing streak) in January to this little bit of a tough stretch. Weve just got to stay with it." Jordie Benn had two assists for the Stars. Cody Eakin had tied the game with a second-period goal. "This is just playoff hockey now the rest of the way," Ruff said. "Youre going to have to have the ability to come back. Youre going to need some big saves at crucial times." Kari Lehtonen did that after Erik Karlsson netted Ottawas goal just 3:27 into the game. Lehtonen made 26 saves in his second game since returning from a head injury sustained on March 11 in Dallas previous victory. The most important stop came after Eakins tying goal at 15:07 of the second. Ottawas Erik Condra took a shot from in front that Lehtonen stopped, but he and Condra ended up in the net. The play was ruled no goal. "I was able to make the save," Lehtonen said. "The puck was in front of my pads. He got pushed from behind, and he pushed me into the net. "It could have gone the other way too. It was good to see (the referee) was on top of the play, so I wasnt too worried about it." Lehtonen lost at Philadelphia on Thursday. "I felt good in Philadelphia. The result wasnt very good," Lehtonen said. "(Saturday) I got a couple of good bounces and a couple of posts, and the end result was good." Senators coach Paul MacLean said that teams create their own good fortune. "If you dont feel you have any puck luck, then youre not working hard enough on a day-to-day basis," he said. "You shouldnt expect a break or something to go your way unless youre out there doing the work." Daleys goal, following a brief power play, came after Senators goalie Robin Lehner stopped Colton Sceviiours shot. Patrick Mahomes II Chiefs Jersey. Dallas Ray Whitney retrieved the puck and passed it to Daley. Eakin also scored off a rebound. "It feels like its been a long time (10 games) for me," Eakin said. "It was nice to chip in and relieve that top line. We get momentum when we play four lines and everybody is creating opportunities and putting pucks on the net." Jamie Benn, part of that top line, reached 30 goals for the first time in his five NHL seasons. He took a pass from Tyler Seguin at the top of the left circle and fired a shot into the upper left corner of the net. Lehner made 39 saves against Dallas, which had a 42-27 shots advantage. The Senators goalie had allowed 19 goals in losing the previous four games. "I thought he came back, and I think thats really a good part of the learning experience for him after things didnt go his way," MacLean said. "I thought he came out and he really battled." Dallas outshot Ottawa 17-7 in the first period, but the Senators scored the only goal. Colin Greening made a pass from the top of the right circle to the high slot to Karlsson, who fired a shot past Lehtonen at 3:27. "We got the lead, but couldnt really follow through until the end there, and they had a couple of nice goals to finish it off," Karlsson said. "Unfortunately, just couldnt put the puck in the net." Dallas failed to score on three power plays in the second but the Stars broke through during 4-on-4 play with 4:53 left in the period. Lehner stopped Valeri Nichushkins attempt as he skated across the crease, but Eakin poked the rebound out from under the goalie to tie it. NOTES: C Shawn Horcoff returned for Dallas after missing four games because of a broken finger. LW Erik Coles streak of 269 consecutive games played ended because of an upper-body injury. He is day to day. ... Despite their recent struggles, the Stars are 6-1-1 in their last eight home games. They are 5-1 in games in which defenceman Daley has scored. ... Seguin extended his point streak to eight games (six goals, nine assists). ... Ottawa defenceman Karlsson has points in six consecutive games (two goals, six assists). ... 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