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FALSE START FOR BLUES

22 February 2014

Not being positive enough cost us says Mick

Mick McCarthy said Town paid the price for not being positive enough in Blues’ best spell of the game. 

Town matched the Championship leaders over the first 20 minutes but a mistake by Jay Tabb allowed the outstanding Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes ahead and they didn’t look back from there, with further goals from David Nugent and Chris Wood giving them a 3-0 win.

“The game had settled down and we had the best chance of the opening 15 minutes or so with Skusey's effort going wide from the edge of the box,” said the Town boss. 

“It was our best spell of the game but Leicester are the best side in the league by a mile and they don’t need us to give them a helping hand. 

“Tabby should never have been in that position in the first place for their first goal. We were up their end and should have put a cross in but we didn’t. That’s where we made a mistake.

“It was the same with the second goal, we were in their half and should have gone forward, we didn’t. We lost possession and the next minute, the ball is in our net. We weren't positive enough.

“We were much better in the second-half and had opportunities but we didn’t take them. We were beaten by the better side though. They are a very good Championship side and will walk the league.”


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