Hughes hopes for Euro progress

19 February 2009 10:34
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is hopeful his side will 'get the job done' after being forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with FC Copenhagen in the last 32 of the Uefa Cup.[LNB] Hughes' men drew in their first-leg tie in Denmark as home substitute Martin Vingaard headed a stoppage time equaliser to mark his debut.[LNB]Nedum Onuoha had put City in front before Ailton pegged the Premier League team back prior to what looked set to be the winner from Stephen Ireland.[LNB]However, Vingaard's last-gasp equaliser ensured the honours were shared ahead of the return knockout meeting at Eastlands.[LNB]Hughes, though, believes his side are in the driving seat, saying: "We have allowed them back in right at the death and it is a little bit hard to take. We certainly had the chances to put the tie beyond Copenhagen.[LNB]Positive"But I think beforehand we would have taken a positive result with away goals. As it is we are still in good shape for the second leg and hopefully we will get the job done.[LNB]"I was really pleased with our attitude and anticipation of situations. We were a threat on the break."[LNB]Even though Robinho missed a gilt-edged chance with only a minute to go, Hughes was pleased with the Brazilian as well as Craig Bellamy and Shaun Wright-Phillips.[LNB]"They were the trigger for the level of performance we were able to produce," he added. [LNB]"Our front three, Robby, Craig and Shaun gave them a problem with their pace and ability on the ball."[LNB]

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