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Posted Tuesday, February 12th 2019

‘I’ve been practising that one’ – Eliasson

Niclas Eliasson’s hard work off the pitch is coming to fruition, with his latest strike coming straight from the training ground.

The winger admitted his left-footed curler against QPR was one technique he has been practising.

After controlling Jamie Paterson’s diagonal pass, Eliasson took once touch to cut inside before picking out the bottom corner to draw City level against the R’s on Tuesday night.

Famara Diédhiou followed it up with a last-minute penalty as City recorded their ninth win in all competitions, to extend the unbeaten run to 15 matches and maintain their 100% win record in 2019.

“It was a great performance by the team. We worked really hard until the last minute and then Famara scored at the end so it was a fantastic performance,” Eliasson told BCTV.

“Everyone is of course buzzing. We have a great team, a great group, everyone works really hard and we’re showing how the starting Xi is doing well and then players come off the bench to do well.

“We’ve seen it from Matty Taylor, Kasey Palmer before and that shows we have a group that works hard, everyone can give something different to win games in different ways – that’s very important.

“We’re playing at home where we have confidence so at 1-1 we just all went forward knowing we have strong defenders as well. We’re trying to gamble going forward and we nicked a goal at the end so it was good.”

Describing his third goal of the season, the Sweden winger added: “Pato switched the play, I cut inside, hit it with my left. I had been working on that in training so it was a good feeling.”

Next up for City is a home tie against Wolves in the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round on Sunday (February 17th, 1pm KO).

And Eliasson believes the team’s hardworking ethic can inspire City to reach the quarter-finals, at the expense of the top-flight team.

“The group is fantastic,” he said. “We work hard every day even though we haven’t lost in a long time we keep developing and improve. Wolves are a good Premier League side as well so it will be a tough game but hopefully we can go through [to the quarter-finals].”

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