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James Crawley

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Posted Wednesday, January 24th 2018

We made it a tough semi-final - Brownhill

Josh Brownhill has described what it was like to play against his boyhood club, Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

The midfielder told BCTV how the Robins made it a "tough" 180 minutes against Pep Guardiola's Premier League side, adding his teammates should be "really proud" of their cup run.

Bristol City were knocked out of the cup, following a 5-3 aggregate defeat to the Citizens over the two fixtures.

DESCRIBING THE OCCASION

Reflecting on the incredible cup run, which included an historic quarter-final victory against Manchester United, Brownhill said: "It has been amazing to be involved in.

"The boys can be really proud of how they performed in every game. We have done well although it is gutting to lose any game. But we can keep our heads high, we did ourselves and the club proud.

"We knew it would be tough, we knew they would try to drain the life out of us, with how much possession they have but we knew that was going to happen. We made it tough for them to get it back to 2-2 and we were unfortunate to conceded late on.

"That's two late goals we've conceded after drawing but we look back on the game full of positives.

PLAYING AGAINST THE CLUB YOU HAVE SUPPORTED SINCE A CHILD

"It's great. Growing up you want to play against the biggest teams in the world and they are one of those at the moment. For me it was great. I always wanted to play against City so to play against them home and away was a great feeling.

"We never gave up, as we haven't all season. We never give up and we have scored a number of late goals which shows the characters of the boys.

ATTENTIONS TURN TO SATURDAY

"QPR is a more important game. We want to get the three points, get back on track and keep pushing our way back up the top."

WHAT HE SAID

"We have done well although it is gutting to lose any game. But we can keep our heads high, we did ourselves and the club proud."

Josh Brownhill

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