Liam Manning's 'angry' reaction to Bristol City's defeat to Premier League hopefuls Ipswich Town

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The Robins suffered a fourth straight defeat on Tuesday

Liam Manning says he's 'angry' and 'frustrated' after Bristol City's 3-2 defeat to Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

The Robins twice led through Anis Mehmeti and Tommy Conway, but a trio of second-half goals from the hosts saw Kieran McKenna's side emerge with all three points.

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While it was a much-improved performance from Manning's side, the result means City have now lost four matches in a row, and the manager let his emotions out after the match.

"I'm pretty annoyed, pretty angry, frustrated," he said to BBC Radio Bristol. "I keep saying the same things ultimately.

"I thought for 90/95% of the game everything was how we wanted things to look and the last 5/10 mins for me, we got dragged in emotionally, lost focus and got punished for it."

Ali Al-Hamadi netted the first Ipswich goal, but the Tractor Boys didn't add their second and third strikes until the final 10 minutes of the match.

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Al-Hamadi also missed a penalty in the time, and the manager was disappointed with how his side lost their composure in the latter stages.

He continued: "We just disconnected and gave away really soft goals. We had to work really hard to produce moments of high quality to score goals and even when we were 1-0 up we had to score the second and then the atmosphere would've been different.

"But when it's just one here, with the atmosphere and quality they’ve got, we just emotionally got disconnected and switched off and got punished."

 While the immediate reaction was frustration, the performance from the Robins was much improved compared to recent weeks, and Manning drew attention to the overall display.

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"I thought the plan in terms of how the players executed it was excellent, their changes had an impact with turning in behind us and we just didn’t control the depth before that.

"I've not been able to talk about positive performances in recent weeks but if we perform like that in the coming games we’ll definitely pick up some wins."

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