Manager's comments after City go out of FA Cup

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Michael Morris
Dave Jones had no complaints about Lennon's opener but admitted his club's current run of 13 without a win is the worst of his career.

"We have the playbacks in the dressing room. They showed we carry on our running with our arms raised as Lennon runs through," he said.

"In today's game, he's technically not involved - so I don't feel hard-done by, just angry that my players switched off. We're actually in front of him when they're appealing."

He added: "For 25 minutes we matched them, but we have a problem at the moment when in the last third of play.

"We're our own worst enemy, because teams like Tottenham will cause you damage.

"It's frustrating, because I know my players have given everything they've got."

Martin Jol

"We were worried with the last two home games, so we had to win this one; we wanted to stay in the FA Cup too.

"Cardiff gave us a tough game away, so we knew we needed high tempo; we started off sloppy, but the goals started a good spell.

"We started where we left off against Newcastle."

"The FA Cup deserves us to play a strong team," he added

"We want to win games and we can't afford to lose home games. Newcastle was a disaster, because we were better than them but naive. We had to cut out the rubbish."