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City boss Boothroyd baffled by side

Aidy Boothroyd felt his players got drawn into a battle against Birmingham City that ultimately saw them lose a two-goal lead and go out of the FA Cup.

'I thought it was a terrific occasion and I'm afraid we got caught up in it in the second half and wanted to try to score three and four goals rather than being sensible,' he said after Blues roared back to make it into Round 5.

'If somebody's bigger than you and better than you, you don't go toe to toe with them - and that's what we did.

'For some strange reason, despite what was said at half-time, we went all out to try to beat Birmingham City, a Premier League team, convincingly when really what we should have done was weathered the storm, kept calm and hit them on a sensible counter-attack.'

Home boss Alex McLeish commented: 'We shouldn't have made it hard for ourselves because we started great.

'Coventry are obviously very dangerous up front. The big lad (Clive) Platt was a handful and of course we all know about Marlon King. But I knew there was goals in it for us.'






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Date:Sunday January 30 2011

Time: 9:44AM

 

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