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Pressley proud of Sky Blues

Coventry manager Steven Pressley felt his League One club acquitted themselves well in their 4-0 FA Cup defeat at Arsenal.

The Sky Blues were never given a chance to think about causing a fourth-round upset on Friday night as a first-half double from Lukas Podolski put Arsenal in control, with Olivier Giroud adding a third late on after coming off the bench and fellow substitute Santi Cazorla crashing in his third goal in two appearances with a minute remaining.

"I was exceptionally proud of that performance. I asked the players to be brave in possession and they truly were," Pressley said.

"Being 2-0 down at the Emirates, it's easy to go under, but we got after them and forced them back and were the more likely team to score.

"In the end, Arsenal's quality shone through, they tired us out in the last 10 minutes. In the end, 4-0 was harsh. We left nothing out on the pitch."