City skipper frustrated with Cup draw
Manchester City captain Kolo Toure admitted his frustration after
his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke in the fifth round of the
City got off to a bright start thanks to a gift of a goal
from Stoke, scored by Shaun Wright-Phillips, but they failed to
build on it and were punished by a trademark Rory Delap throw-in,
headed in by Ricardo Fuller.
“I think it was a really physical game,” Toure told ITV1.
“Delap, with his throw, to concede a goal in that situation
is very difficult because we were expecting that and we didn’t deal
very well with it at the back.”
City’s second-half display was in stark contrast to their
early brightness, when they looked like having the pace and width
to trouble the visitors.
“We knew it was always going to be a tough game coming up
against them,” said Wright-Phillips.
“We thought we needed to get in behind them to stretch them
and that’s what we did.”