Equaliser the key - Andre
Andre Villas-Boas felt Sergio Aguero’s equaliser gave City the impetus to go on and win Sunday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Steven Caulker headed us into the lead in the first half and we led until the 65th minute, when Aguero found a yard of space in the box and curled into the corner.
City pushed us back from there but we defended doggedly until substitute Edin Dzeko volleyed home the winner in the 88th minute.
“The players showed real desire, we believed we could get something and in the end it was disappointing,” reflected Andre.
“We looked sharp in the first half and defensively we played well. We could have done a little more with the ball but we improved that in the second half and at the moment we were finding gaps and spaces, that’s when we conceded. That put us on the back foot.
“That goal was important because we were looking comfortable with the ball and it gave them the extra impetus to attack us.
“We tried to adapt and hold onto the result but we couldn’t in the end. I look back at the game and certainly making it 1-1 was key for them.”