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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Gutted with Late Sunderland Draw

City were denied victory late on in the North East...

24 November 2019

Dom Hyam admits the Sky Blues are “disappointed” to have conceded so late in their draw against Sunderland, but also praised the level of performance at the Stadium of Light.

Hyam nodded City into the lead after 26 minutes from close range only for Sunderland to score an equaliser right at the death.

However, the defender was pleased with City’s performance despite not coming away with all three points in the North East.

Hyam said: “I thought I’d scored the winner, we dug in well, especially in the second half, I thought it would be enough, but it wasn’t to be in the end.

“It was a bit of a kick in the teeth, to concede so late. It shows how far we’ve come that we’re disappointed to come away with a draw in a game like this.

“I thought we dominated the first half and kept them at bay most of the second half. They got a goal right at the end which we’re all disappointed about, but a point is better than nothing.

“We created some good chances in the first half, we could have had two or three goals. We were at least a goal up at half time and were told to keep being positive and keep attacking, the chances will come.

“I thought we weathered the storm for most of the second half, but they got a goal right at the end and got themselves a draw.”

Despite the draw, Hyam believes the Sky Blues can take plenty of confidence from their performance at the Stadium of Light.

“I didn’t really see their goal I got an elbow, so I was down with a bloody nose. I didn’t realise until I heard the crowd roar. I was just gutted.

“We can take a lot of confidence from the performance, to come away from a place like this and play so well.”

The centre-back scored his second goal of the season and was happy to have scored off the back of a set-piece as well as continuing to play in a different shape.

“They’ve been on to us quite a few times this season to chip in with a few more goals and I’m happy to do that.

“That’s what we’re looking to do, score goals from any part of the pitch, and we’re always looking to chip in from centre-half as well.

“I think it works for all of us, we’re all ball playing centre-backs and it allows me and Rosey to step in a bit more and play with the midfielders.

“We can work in any sort of shape, we’re all pushing each other and all fighting for that shirt. We’ve all got it at the moment and hopefully we can all keep it.”

He was also pleased to Jamie Allen make his long-awaited debut in a Sky Blues shirt with the midfielder coming on as a late substitute.

“It was long-awaited. Jamie’s a great player, he’ll be a great addition for us. He just needs to stay fit now, get a few games, get some minutes under his belt and he’ll be a real asset for us.”


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