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"In the second-half, the supporters dragged the team along. It had heart and desire." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

31 October 2015

The City boss also confirmed Joe Cole will play against Barnsley on Tuesday night after the 3-2 win...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray believes the City squad have proved they can beat 'one of the better teams' in League One after an incredible Ricoh Arena comeback.

The Sky Blues went 2-0 down at the break as Jermaine Anderson and Erhun Oztumer put the Posh into a commending lead which put City's unbeaten home record under threat.

Romain Vincelot started the comeback with a fantastic bicycle-kick before Adam Armstrong's late brace secured a memorable three points for the Sky Blues.

Mowbray has praised Armstrong's second goal and also, the atmosphere generated during the second-half by the Ricoh Arena crowd.

The City boss said: "We knew it was going to be a really dangerous game and so it proved. They are a very, very good team and they showed why they're the highest goal-scorers in the league at the moment.

"In the second-half, what can you say, the supporters dragged the team along. We did what we do, we attacked with purpose and got the first goal of the half which was crucial.

"I've just watched Adam's second goal, if any player in the world did that, we'd all be purring at the talent. 

"It was an amazing turn, chopped the two defenders and then rifled it into the bottom corner. I'm just delighted for the fans to come and watch a team who played with desire and a heart second-half."

Mowbray also updated supporters on Joe Cole, confirming he will play against Barnsley on Tuesday night, and also praised the second-half impact of Jacob Murphy.

He added: "It was also crucial for the players as well because if they know they can beat one of the better teams in the division like that, it's a great confidence booster.

"Jacob Murphy has shown unbelievable talent for our goals. I think people have to accept young wingers are going to be inconsistent and go in and out of games.

"He's growing up and I think it'll be good for him to take a bit of flak and respond to it. A few boo's will be good for him as he got stronger and stronger as the game went on and backed his talent in the end.

"We've got to chose a balance with Joe Cole. Picking and choosing the games he plays, so come along on Tuesday night and watch Joe Cole. He'll be ready for that."


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