Dzeko: Current Man City crop is best yet

Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero celebrate City's fourth. Photo: PA

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko reckons his team-mates are better than the side that won the Premier League title two years ago.

After scoring twice in a 5-0 win over Blackburn ITV's Gabriel Clarke asked the Bosnian if this team was superior to the one that triumphed in 2011/12.

"Yes, because we have a few more world class players, especially bought in the new season - Fernandinho, Navas, Negredo."

Fellow striker Sergio Aguero came back from injury in the FA Cup replay, netting 50 seconds after coming on, but Dzeko, who has benefitted from the Argentine's absence, is not worried about the added competition.

"It's not bad news, it's good news for the team, as he's one of the great players," Dzeko explained.

After a poor opening to the game, City took the initiative just before the break through an Alvaro Negredo header, and went on to score four more in the second half to set up a clash with Watford in the fourth round.

"I don't think it was easy, especially in the first half when we managed to score the late goal."

"Lately I'm playing, the last eight or night games, which is good, the team is winning,"