Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits they've lost their 'shock factor' in the second-half of the season.

Eriksson said: "Nobody knew very much about us at the beginning of the season - today, everybody knows Petrov, everybody knows Elano, everybody knows everything about us, which is normal.

"Then we have a lot of players playing their first year in the Premier League and that has been a tough experience for them, many, many games, no breaks and things like that.

"But those new players, I am sure they will be better next season than this season.

"Next season, they will know what the business is about."