The Danish playmaker scored his second goal in as many Premier League outings and we were right in the game at 2-1 down until City’s third goal from the penalty spot and subsequent sending off of Federico Fazio.
Minutes before that, Roberto Soldado was denied from the penalty spot by Joe Hart and the City goalkeeper then showed great reactions to block Roberto’s low drive from 14 yards.
“We were in the game for long periods,” reflected Christian. "If Robbie was luckier with the penalty we would have been in the game even more.
“These are the key moments and if we don’t score ourselves, they have the players to score and unlucky for us, they did that.
“But I think we can build on this performance, especially in the first half and the beginning of the second half.
“I think we were getting tired towards the end and it’s never easy when you are down to 10 men.
“We tried, sometimes we had good solutions, sometimes we could have kept the ball more but again, we can build on this.”