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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflect on his side's fourth round victory at Stadium:MK

The Sky Blues are into the fifth round of the FA Cup...

27 January 2018

Mark Robins’ side are into the fifth round of the FA Cup after Max Biamou’s second-half goal secured victory in front of 7,800 Sky Blue fans at Stadium:mk.

City went into the game underdogs but after a solid defensive display it only took a goal to secure progression into the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

“It was magnificent wasn’t it!” said Robins.

“The supporters deserved that as much as the players today with the shift they put in. They were right behind the team. Magnificent.

“MK changed their manager this week and he had only had a few days to work with them and they were full of life. I thought they moved he ball really well and they made up work.

“We looked dangerous on the counter. Really dangerous. They could not score and Lee Burge made a few good saves. We got bodies in front and blocked anything we needed to.  

“We could have won it at the end by a bigger margin because their keeper made a great save from Ben Stevenson.

“We are in the hat for round five.”

Mark Robins descried Biamou’s goal last week as a contender for goal of the season, but this one was no less important.

“I think everybody is claiming that goal because it could have been anybody but he got himself in and got his toe on it.

“It is brilliant. He deserves it and he was in the right place at the right time. He had some decent opportunities but however you win a football match it doesn’t matter, especially when you have got the backing that we have got.

“This rounds off a great day and everybody deserves it.”

Liam Kelly made his return from injury pushing Tom Bayliss out wide, but the duo were excellent in midfield and vital in the win.

“Kelly got 75 minutes out their today which is great after eight weeks out injured.

“Bayliss was brilliant again. We played some really good stuff with him. Barrett got involved again.

“It was tough for everybody because they were stretching us all over the place.

“Michael Doyle got an early yellow card but I was not really concerned because he is quite a placid character who would never pick up a second one,” he said with a laugh.

He added: “Manchester United away next would be perfect.” 


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