Bristol City boss Liam Manning admitted he was frustrated to lose 2-1 at home to Norwich City despite his side’s “dominance” during the match.
This game at Ashton Gate was Manning’s fourth in charge since leaving Oxford United in second-place in League One to take over from Nigel Pearson at the beginning of November. However, the young coach has picked up just one victory which came in a five-goal thriller at home last week against Middlesbrough.
The Robins took the lead in the 34th-minute through Republic of Ireland international Jason Knight and went in one goal to the good at the interval. However, a George Tanner own goal right before the hour mark levelled the game for the visitors.
It seemed as though each team were going to share the spoils until Adam Idah scored six minutes into stoppage time to earn all three points for the Canaries, the third victory in four games for David Wagner’s side.
The win put Norwich City above Bristol City in the table, with Manning’s men now sitting 14th, five points off the final playoff place.
Speaking in his post-match interview, Manning expressed his disappointment with the result and revealed he has been left baffled by how City lost the game in the end [quotes via Bristol Live]:
“I’m still scratching my head a little bit, to be honest. We spoke about it at half-time, it’s the little bits; if you don’t get the little bits right they tend to lead to bigger things.