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Missed Chances Cost Us - Cotterill

Steve Cotterill was left lamenting missed chances after his Bristol City side went toe to toe with the Sky Bet Championship leaders on their own turf, only to come away with nothing.

Cotterill’s men did a fine job of puncturing the wave of optimism inside the Amex Stadium, edging in front through Derrick Williams’ 17th minute volley.

But Brighton enjoyed their best spell either side of half-time and equalised through former City skipper Sam Baldock before Bobby Zamora arrived off the bench to strike a late winner, leaving the visiting boss ruing missed opportunities – particularly when the match hung in the balance at 1-1.

“We’ve had enough chances tonight to have put that game to bed, so it’s really disappointing,” Cotterill told Bristol City Player HD.

“Going away anywhere else and not playing against the team at the top of the table, we would’ve probably won the game playing like that.

“We played some good football again and had a period in the second half of about 20 minutes when we were carving them open at will, but you’ve got to take your chances when they come along.

“There is no point in playing out from the back, doing all that passing and interchanging in midfield and rolling people in if we don’t score, and that’s been a problem for us.

“We knew they were going to come out and have a bit of a flurry but we thought we were alright and we thought we’d weathered it. But then all of a sudden Baldock pops up and scores a goal.

“Then he (Zamora) has one chance and scores – that’s why he’s spent his career in the Premier League. We’ve created far better chances but not taken them.”

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