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Edin Dzeko, Manchester City agree to new four-year deal

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Manchester City and Edin Dzeko have agreed to a new four-year contract that keeps the forward with the team until 2018, Manchester City announced Wednesday.

Dzeko was entering the last year of his previous deal, which he signed when he arrived from Wolfsburg in January 2011.

Since joining City, Dzeko has made 155 appearances and scored 66 goals in all competitions, including 16 goals in 31 league appearances last season. He helped lead City to the Premier League title in 2012, the club's first since 1968, and another title last season.

In 2012, his injury-time goal in the final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers tied the match, setting up a dramatic, title-clinching win for City.

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Dzeko, a native of Bosnia, also plays for the Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national team, of which he was recently named captain after helping lead the team to its first-ever FIFA World Cup this year.

City also signed fellow stars Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and David Silva to contract extensions last week.

Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-0 in its Premier League opener last weekend. City will face Liverpool this Monday at Etihad Stadium. 

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