Tevez: City lack consistency
Talismanic striker Carlos Tevez claims Manchester City lack the consistency to become Premier League champions this season.
Roberto Mancini's side were defeated at Aston Villa before being held to a draw at Birmingham, leaving the club eight points behind leaders Manchester United.
Tevez told The Sun: "I'm not happy with the last scores. If we want to fight for the title it is impossible to fail in matches against Aston Villa and Birmingham.
"To obtain only one point out of six is to concede too much advantage to rivals in the championship race.
"I have the experience in this aspect with Manchester United and these really are the type of matches where success is the key for the league.
"For us not to have triumphed gives others a big advantage.
"Consistency is the key to becoming champions and now this is our problem.
"There are still many points left but to give an eight, nine or 10 point advantage to United is to say goodbye to our chances."
City take on West Brom at Eastlands on Saturday before their Old Trafford showdown against arch-rivals United next weekend.
Tevez added: "From this weekend it is impossible to fail. We've left ourselves very little room for error and have reduced our hopes of the title"