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"We're disappointed. I thought we deserved something from the game, we'll move on." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

13 December 2015

The Sky Blues also praised Man of the Match Ruben Lameiras after the 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray admitted his frustration after the Sky Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United.

Substitute Blades striker Billy Sharp netted the only goal of the game in the 80th minute from a corner despite City's dominance at Bramall Lane.

The Sky Blues had several decisions go against them as they fall to their first League One defeat since September and remain 2nd in the table.

Mowbray said the players believe the ball went over the line in the second-half and disappointed with the goal City conceded.

The City boss said: "I think we deserved something today. I think we played like the home side today, we had the most of the ball and created some good openings which we weren't able to take.

"We're pretty disappointed. The players are sitting there in the dressing room saying it was definitely over the line in the second-half. 

"The way Joe Cole span away during the incident seemed to show it went over the line but never mind, we've got to move on to the next game now.

"We're frustrated with the nature of the goal we lost. I'm not sure they had a shot on target up until that point and we've done pretty well from set-pieces this season."

The Sky Blues face Oldham Athletic next week and Mowbray says the side will definitely pick themselves up after defeat, and praised Ruben Lameiras.

He added: "I thought they defended well and they worked really hard to stop us playing our game. They let us have the ball in certain areas and made it difficult for us.

"Ruben turned in a great performance. He's a very talented footballer and caused plenty of problems for them today. We've got a lot of options in those areas and that's good for the squad.

"We've got to get this out of our system and move on to Oldham. It's our first loss for a long time but we've got a pretty strong dressing room spirit so we'll be fine."

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