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23 January 2016

City lose 5-4 in extraordinary game at Carrow Road

ALEX Neil struggled to explain his side's collapse after they conceded four second half goals to lose 5-4 to Liverpool at Carrow Road.

Adam Lallana's last-gasp winner settled an extraordinary game that City at one point led 3-1 following Wes Hoolahan's 54th-minute penalty.

Addressing Norwich City TV post-match, Neil bemoaned his side's defending after Liverpool turned the deficit around completely to end up with a remarkable victory.

He said: "I think we made a really good performance up until about 60 minutes become all-round a really poor day for us.

"We done exactly what we set out to do for the first 60 minutes, we looked dangerous but from then on we lost our composure.

"Our decision-making, particularly at the back, was extremely poor and we cost ourselves the game.

"We had to see the game out and be professional, but we didn't do it well enough and ultimately it cost the game."

City thought they had snatched something when Sebastien Bassong fired home from outside the box in stoppage time, but they were stunned by Lallana's dramatic response.

"To be honest I didn't celebrate the fourth goal because at that stage what I was seeing was disappointing to say the least," Neil said.

"We looked good value for our 3-1 lead. I thought we deserved to be in front, but then what happened after that is probably why we're in the position we're in."

Explaining Alex Tettey's absence from the side, the Canaries' manager added: "AL was not well so was unable to play which was a disappointment, however I thought Graham Dorrans performed really well.

"What we did miss from Al was that bit of steel in terms of breaking moves up until they become threatening moves."

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