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Sven reacts to Bolton draw

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Sven-Goran Eriksson has declared himself satisfied with the point that City took from Saturday’s game against Bolton.

In a game of few chances on a cold and windy day, Bolton came closest to scoring when Steinsson’s header hit the post early on, and Davies’ effort was cleared off the line by Petrov in stoppage time.

Felipe Caicedo’s shot was also cleared off the line, by Joey O’Brien, in City’s best spell late in the match, but overall the Manager is pleased that City came away from the Reebok with something on a day when results elsewhere saw the race for a place in Europe tighten up.

Sven said: “It was a battle, but we knew that would be the case before we came here, and you have to be prepared for it. Our attitude and spirit were good, we defended well and that’s not easy against Bolton with their long balls and long throw-ins.

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“But, we need to play more football, take it down on the ground and the few times we did that we did create some chances. We always work on that, but it’s not easy, as they don’t allow us to play the way we want.

“One point here is not bad, and the spirit the boys showed proves that they have not given up this season, but we took a point, and at the end who knows? This might be a very important point.

“It was a fair result if you look at the chances, they had a few and we had some as well – Caicedo had a great chance near the end, but it was a superb block on the line.

“I always hope we can play on the ground more, but I realise it is difficult and some games are like this. It was important that we didn’t lose such a game today. Aston Villa lost, Portsmouth lost as well so every point is important to us.”


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