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MANAGER'S VERDICT: LEICESTER CITY

29 October 2019

NIGEL Clough was proud of his team as they went to-to-toe with Leicester before bowing out of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 defeat.

Two goals down at the break Albion pulled one back through Liam Boyce and had chances to level the scores before a late Leicester breakaway sealed it.

The Brewers manager said: “We think their starting 11 was worth £100 million out there tonight so it’s very difficult when you have that quality against you and you give them a goal in the first few minutes. But in the second half we gave them a game and we caused them problems. We got a goal back and had a real go at them.

“They had opportunities and situations inevitably but so did we as well.

“We are very proud of the effort we put in and we are disappointed to lose. We were in the game until the 88th minute when Kieran Wallace slipped and that third goal has gone in and killed it.

“We gave them too much respect in the first ten or 15 minutes. The speed and the quality of the attacks is what does it and what makes them top players and they can hurt you.

“It was something we talked about and said we couldn’t afford to do. You need to make it as uncomfortable as you can for them, and we did that for 75 minutes but not the whole game.

“But we hung in in there at 2-0 at half-time and then got a goal back and all of a sudden it’s a different game. Oliver Sarkic has had a wonderful opportunity and their keeper has made a brilliant save and that makes the difference. It was a nearly night for us with a lot of good performances and they know they have been in a game tonight.

“The crowd have enjoyed it and it was a very good cup tie.”


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