Dzeko relief after breaking duck

The Bosnian fired home the only goal of the game in the 75th
minute, just three minutes after emerging from the substitutes’
bench. And he told Sky Sports 1: “I’m very happy that this goal
helped my team to win the game. “Sometimes it’s difficult, I’m not
the first who didn’t make the best start but I’m happy because I
scored today and helped the team.” Dzeko’s drought has been focused
on parallel with that of Chelsea’s £50million man Fernando
Torres, who opened his Blues account against West Ham on Saturday.
And Dzeko said: “It’s football, Torres scored a lot of goals at
Liverpool and changed club, I’m happy for him too because I know
what the pressure is. “Now we have to look at the future – today
was very good, it is a new beginning for me and for City.” Manager
Roberto Mancini added: “I’m very happy for Edin because he deserves
to score, he is a good player and a good man. “In the first half we
played a fantastic game, we should have scored two goals minimum.
In the second half the game changed, Blackburn played very strong
and hard.” Blackburn boss Steve Kean told Sky Sports 1: “We’re
bitterly disappointed, we gave it a right go. “After the first 15
minutes we got to grips in midfield and were in the ascendancy
before half-time. Even in the second half we were excellent.”
Rovers were denied a first-half penalty after Jason Roberts fell
theatrically having clearly been caught by Vincent Kompany, and
Kean bemoaned a trio of marginal decisions. “There was contact,
Jason was saying he wanted to go through and finish,” he said. “We
also thought we had a late shout with Niko Kalinic. “On the goal,
(Mario) Balotelli was right in front of Paul Robinson so I’m saying
that was offside.” Nevertheless, Kean remains confident of
top-flight survival and said: “We feel as a group if we play like
that against Bolton on Saturday we can get a win, never mind a
draw. “We’re gutted we didn’t get anything tonight but if we play
like that, we’ve got a great chance.”