Managers quotes after Blackburn v City

Last updated : 20 January 2005 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence

"The first goal was not great from our point of view, but if we had lost to that I would not have minded too much.

"But the second and third goals were embarrassing and disgraceful. It's annoying to go out in that manner. But credit to the players for showing such resilience and spirit."

Mark Hughes

"It was a poor game from our point of view. We never really played at any stage in the game.

"We possibly got stuck into the kind of game that Cardiff wanted to play, but fair play to them, they were energetic, they got up to the ball which at times we didn't do, we made it a hard night.

"We kept getting forced back on the long balls, we needed to be more brave and keep a high line and then drop at the last moment.

"We didn't get our line right and that made the game too open and fair play to Cardiff they play that game week-in, week-out and in the end we got sucked into playing a similar type of game.

"We are thankful that we got the result and are in the hat but we can do better than that. We let our standards drop today. We didn't get beat so that's something to be pleased about."