Managers reaction after City beat Burnley

Last updated : 24 January 2005 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence

"It is true that they had plenty of possession. But their first attempt on target did not come until three minutes from time.

"We gave a solid team performance under difficult conditions. And we did well in both boxes."

"We're getting streetwise about this league. There's a ruthlessness and a determination to grind out a result if needs be - and that's what we did.

"It was a solid all-round performance by everybody. It was a massive step away from the relegation zone and for once other results went our way.

Steve Cotterill

"It was a travesty that we lost the game but we fell down in the last third with our finishing and the final ball.

"I'd have settled for a performance like this before the match. We dominated the game but conceded two poor goals, one from a bad back-pass and the other from a deflection."