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Fireside Chats: What They Said About The Manchester City Match

"Hey, no fair, they bought better players!"
"Hey, no fair, they bought better players!"

Owen Coyle pointed out, even though we all already knew, that Manchester City is dealing with some different issues from Bolton Wanderers, resource-wise. He went on to lament some bad luck and some good saves by Joe Hart;

"We are disappointed to lose any game but to come to Manchester City and give the level of performance that we did, particularly in the first half, is pleasing. We had endeavour and commitment."

"Manchester City are a team, that for over a year, have won every single home league game, and we came here today and more than matched them for large periods."

"When you are doing well in the Barclays Premier League, fortuitous luck comes your way and that was what happened with Manchester City's first goal."

"We had grown into the game and Joe Hart had made a couple of good saves and we were really pushing Manchester City. He is a world-class goalkeeper and he showed why with the stop from Ryo Miyaichi."

Bolton are not going to stay up based upon their performances against the likes of Man City, we all know this. Coyle acknowledged this as well, and immediately started looking forward to next weekend's winnable match;

"But we competed today and we have to take the positives from that moving into the final 11 games of the season. We have six at home and five away and there are points to be achieved from every single one of those matches."

"We have come through a tough set of fixtures and we now have to make sure that we go and win the points to climb the table. That starts next Saturday against QPR at the Reebok Stadium."

Coyle did not say anything about Fabrice Muamba. I just hope he returns to the Starting XI next week, we are unlikely to stay up without him.