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'It's great to be back' - Christie

11 November 2013

City defender Cyrus Christie was delighted to be back playing after the 3-1 win against AFC Wimbledon...

Coventry City defender Cyrus Christie says the Sky Blues are always confident they can score goals after a 3-1 win at AFC Wimbledon put them through to the second round of the FA Cup.

City trailed early in the second half to a Michael Smith header but quick fire goals from Callum Wilson and Carl Baker turned the game on its head before Baker wrapped up the tie with a deflected free kick with 20 minutes to go.

Christie played the full 90 minutes of the tie at Kingsmeadow after returning from a five-week lay off from an ankle injury and he said he was pleased to see the game out as well as the manner of City's second half performance to put them in the hat for the next round.

"It's great to be back playing and even though we didn't really play well in the first half we put that right in the second," he said.

"Ties like these can be horrible and they started well which didn't really surprise us because we knew it would be a tough game.They made it hard for us and packed out the midfield but as soon as we got a foothold we showed we were the better side.

"Joe Murphy kept us in it early on because we were a bit slack and we didn't play our usual game but we got back to that in the second half and we played our usual game and we got the win because of it.

"I always had confidence we would get the goals we needed because we've done it so many times this season and we showed again tonight what we're capable of. We got the equaliser which gave us a real boost to stamp our authority. Sometimes you have to win ugly and we did that."

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