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'Wonderful game of football' - Pressley

11 August 2013

Steven Pressley says he couldn't be prouder of his side after the 5-4 win over Bristol City...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley described the 5-4 win over Bristol City as a 'wonderful game of football'.

The Sky Blues controlled the affair early on and raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time through Leon Clarke's penalty, Callum Wilson's curler and Billy Daniels' header. 

Bristol City fought back and were level with 16 minutes remaining through a brace from Sam Baldock and a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas deflected free-kick. Callum Wilson's second of the game regained the lead for Pressley's side but Marvin Elliott tapped home in the last ten minutes.

However, City continued to press forward and with just three minutes left, Daniels scored his second of the game and the winner in a thrilling tie at Sixfields.

It means City grabbed their first win of the season and Pressley hopes to see more of the same from the Sky Blues this season.

Pressley said: "To a man, I thought we were brilliant today. I thought it was a wonderful game of football for the club to witness and a real treat for the fans.

"The football we played in the first half was the best I've seen from this side since I have been here. We are a very young side and it was a great experience for them as Bristol City came back into the game and we had a game on our hands again.

"For us to then go on and win the game in the manner we did, they deserve so much credit for that. We have had to deal with so much adversity and I couldn't be prouder of my group of players.

"Considering the age of the group, you rarely see teams continue to go ahead and we just wouldn't be denied the win today.

"There was some terrific performances but the way we played as a team was particularly brilliant. Bristol City are expected to be up there at the end of the season so this is a major win for us."


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