Hughes - No complaints

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Mark Hughes had few complaints about Manchester City's 2-0 defeat to Bolton on Sunday.

City boss disappointed with Reebok outing

Mark Hughes had few complaints about Manchester City's 2-0 defeat to Bolton on Sunday. City had been expected to respond to their midweek defeat to Middlesbrough, but slipped up again courtesy of late goals from Ricardo Gardner and a Richard Dunne own goal. Hughes felt his side was out-worked at The Reebok and resorted to long-ball tactics when they might have been better served playing a much shorter passing game. "I think certainly in the second half we ended up playing too many long balls that really played into Bolton's hands. They'll always ask questions of you and keep knocking on the door," he told Sky Sports.

Capitalised

"We allowed too many crosses into our box and in the end they've got the ball they wanted and capitalised on those situations and scored two goals. "We're disappointed because we know we can play a lot better, but today in fairness Bolton worked hard and credit to them, but we need to be better than that. You've got to be more dynamic. "Our home form is excellent, but our away form is poor at the moment. We need to recognise where we're weak and address those frailties."

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