City skipper frustrated with Cup draw

City skipper frustrated with Cup draw

Published Feb. 13, 2010 11:31 p.m. ET

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 FA Cup.

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."