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We were the better side – Paterson

Jamie Paterson says his first goal of the league campaign was slightly overshadowed by Aston Villa’s fortunate equaliser.

Jamie Paterson says his first goal of the league campaign was slightly overshadowed by Aston Villa’s fortunate equaliser.

The 25-year-old fired Lee Johnson’s side into the lead on the hour when a loose ball fell to him in a crowded box, but Josh Onomah levelled the scores four minutes later from a speculative strike that deflected off Marlon Pack and looped over the helpless Frank Fielding.  

Although disappointed to be denied maximum points live on Sky Sports, the winger believes there are plenty of positives to take from his side’s performance.

“It would have been nicer to score and get the three points and the way they scored was a bit disappointing, but overall it was a good performance so we must take the positives,” he told BCTV.

"I actually wanted the free kick so I was in a bit of a mood because they didn’t give it to me. I walked into the box and fortunately it dropped to me.

"I’ve learnt my lesson now. I’m not going to take free kicks anymore, I’m just going to try and scope around the area and try and get a tap in!

“It was a good feeling to score and as Coventry fan it was always going to be nice.

“I feel we were the better side; we had dangerous possession and were getting in between the lines and creating more chances.

“Villa are a good side though and it shows how far we have come to be disappointed with a point against them live on Sky.”

WHAT HE SAID

“Villa are a good side though and it shows how far we have come to be disappointed with a point against them live on Sky.”

Jamie Paterson


With a crowd of over 21,500 watching the Sky Bet Championship encounter under the Ashton Gate lights, Paterson was quick to heap praise on City’s buoyant support.

“That is the type of crowd you want to play in front of,” he continued. “Since I have been here that was probably the best atmosphere I’ve witnessed and the fans really do make a big difference.

"I’ve said before all I want to do is score and provide assists so I’m personally happy but the result wasn’t the happiest of endings for us or the fans.

“If we can turn these draws into wins, we will quickly move up the table.”

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