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After losing to Coventry City in the last seconds, Norwich City’s manager makes a concession.

Coventry City opposition verdict from CoventryLive as David Wagner gives his post-match assessment

David Wagner conceded that Coventry City were worthy of their point against his travel sick Norwich side, but claimed his game plan was to allow the Sky Blues more of the ball.

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Mark Robins’ men enjoyed a greater share of possession throughout the 1-1 draw at the CBS Arena, where Jonathan Rowe gave the visitors the first half lead before City equalised two minutes from normal time amid a late onslaught when the home side were unlucky not to snatch all three given the amount of chances they created.

“The result is because we conceded so late, even if I can say I think it was a fair result,” said Canaries’ boss Wagner, whose side had lost their previous four games away from Carrow Road and have the unenviable record of having conceded 15 goals on the road – the highest in all the division.

Ellis Simms
Ellis Simms

 

“I was very pleased with how the players executed our idea, to give Coventry a little bit possession, make sure we defended from a low block and be a threat on the transition. I think it worked and they put in a real shift. Obviously you have to defend your crosses and you have to have some blocks but there were no real big chances which I’ve seen over a long period.

“We scored a great counter press goal and had two further golden opportunities from Adam Idah and Liam Gibbs where we have to kill the game, especially in the second half where we had this period of 25-30 minutes where we were very comfortable on the ball. There we have to kill the game and this is unfortunately what we haven’t done.”

Gibson
Gibson

Reflecting on the equalising own goal from defender Ben Gibson, the German football manager said: “If you defend crosses then always a mistake can happen. That happened and then you concede a goal and obviously the feeling is totally different, even if you have done exactly the same game, exactly the same performance, because the outcome is different. But I was pleased with the effort, with the togetherness, with the commitment, it was a hard fought point which they deserved.”

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