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Hughes enjoys City progress

01 Aug 2008 - 07:39:21

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes was relieved to see his side reach the second qualifying of the UEFA Cup by completing a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over EB Streymur.

The Faroe Islands side defended manfully at Oakwell to keep the scoreline more than respectable, with the Citizens winning 2-0 on the night thanks to goals from Martin Petrov and Darius Vassell.

Hughes said afterwards: "They defended extremely well. It was damage limitation from them really, but you have to give them praise for their efforts.

"Their goalkeeper had a wonderful night, they threw bodies in the way of everything and made life very difficult for us.

"But I was pleased with my lads. They kept at them and if their goalkeeper had not had such a great night, we would have won it at a canter.

"But frankly we were never in any danger. We should have won by a fair margin and we should have been quicker in possession, but the key is that we have qualified for the next round, that was the objective."

Hughes also confirmed that he is on the lookout for several new players, adding: "We are looking for good players in several positions and are working on a few deals."


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