'Frustrating' - Liam Manning on two key offside decisions in Bristol City's draw at Norwich City

Liam Manning watching his Bristol City teamLiam Manning watching his Bristol City team
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The Robins took a well-deserved point back from Carrow Road

Liam Manning says Harry Cornick’s late disallowed goal should’ve stood in Bristol City’s 1-1 draw against Championship rivals Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

Joe Williams sent a free kick into the area which was bundled in by Cornick, but the offside flag was up.

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“Corns doesn’t look offside watching it back, which is slightly frustrating, but there were so many positives,” the manager told BBC Radio Bristol.

Haydon Roberts’ left-footed strike sent the visitors in front midway through the second period, following a cross from Tommy Conway.

Minutes later, Josh Sargent passed the ball across goal for Borja Sainz to tap home, however, there were question marks as to whether the Canaries’ equaliser was also offside.

“It’s tight, tight with the camera angle as well,” Manning added. “It’s difficult to see. It’s difficult, the one that looks a little simpler for me is Corns’ one.”

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Scott Twine struck the crossbar in the first period, as Sykes and Conway also went close to getting on the scoresheet.

Manning continued: “I thought it was a really good game to be fair, a really good adver for Championship football.

“The attitude, even in the final minutes, to block things and get back in to cover, I take my hat off to them, that’s want we have to build on, those foundations.”

Despite the frustrating result, the draw means the Robins are now undefeated in their last six matches as their impressive finish to the campaign continues.

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“I thought we did a really good job with the ball, we’ve shown we can control games without it but to come here and perform like that and take control like we did for large spells was excellent.”

With their two remaining matches against already relegated Rotherham United and strugglers Stoke City, Manning will be hoping for maximum points to end his first term in charge.

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