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James Crawley


Posted Tuesday, August 14th 2018

In brief: Plymouth Argyle home (CC R1)

Catch the key messages from Lee Johnson as he assesses City's Carabao Cup exit to Plymouth Argyle.

City's assistant head coach answered questions from the media, shortly after the full-time whistle.

Here's what the head coach had to say:

Lee Johnson

  • Johnson believes there was a foul on Korey Smith in the build up Argyle's goal
  • He felt City weren't aggressive enough in either boxes
  • He praised Plymouth's work at the back, saying they "defended like their lives depended on it"
  • The head coach felt that while City created plenty of opportunities to score, they failed to dominate in the box
  • He took questions on Famara Diédhiou, who misses the next three matches, but said his Senegal striker looks fit and ready to go for when called upon
  • A move for another centre-back could be on the cards this month but any movement would be a short-term deal
  • Johnson revealed his disappointment at exiting the cup but said it could prove to be a blessing in disguise