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'A mammoth effort from us' - Pressley

26 December 2013

City boss hails his side's second half display that saw them take all three points from Posh on Boxing Day

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley hailed his side's 'mammoth effort' after they turned events on their head to beat Peterborough United 4-2 at Sixfields on Boxing Day.

The Sky Blues went into half time 2-1 down with a Leon Clarke strike sandwiched in between goals from Posh's Shaun Jeffers and Lee Tomlin.

City came out for the second half though and blutzed their way to a festive three points with another from Clarke and goals from Franck Moussa and Callum Wilson.

Pressley said: "The one thing about us is we're exciting to watch, there's no doubt about that.

"We had spells in the first half but we tried a deeper press and we changed that in the second half to a higher press which is where our first goal came from and from that point on I thought we were phenomenal."

The City manager did highlight the nature of the visitors' goals though and said that he underlined players' individual responsibility to avoid the team conceding.

"We've gone back and looked at the goals we've conceded over the season to try and find trends and the truth is it's about taking responsibility as individuals and players to not let your man score.

"It's about dealing with one-on-one's better and I said at half time we needed to be better and I thought we were. We were aggresive in the tackle and we went on to create so many chances.

"If we can just shut the door at the other end we will be a very, very good team but the one thing for anybody watching us at the moment is that they're getting their money's worth and credit to the players because it was another mammoth effort from us. 

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