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Two points dropped, says Tony

“It’s quite amazing to think that we threw away two points after working hard to go 2-0 up"

15 December 2018

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Tony Mowbray was left frustrated by his side after Rovers let a two-goal lead slip at home to Birmingham City at a blustery Ewood Park.

Goals from Danny Graham and substitute Adam Armstrong put Rovers in command before the visitors scored two late goals in the space of two minutes to earn a share of the spoils.
 
The conditions didn't help the game flow, but the boss was left disappointed after Rovers gifted goals to Garry Monk's side.
 
“It’s quite amazing to think that we threw away two points after working hard to go 2-0 up on a dreadful day for football," Tony said after the game.
 
“It was bitterly cold, there was a swirling wind, rain for 90 minutes. It wasn’t a great game, the conditions didn’t help that and it wasn’t a day for pretty football.
 
“To be 2-0 up with 15 minutes remaining, how we manufactured ourselves to lose two points is quite amazing really.
 
“We have to accept it, but we know we have to be better. We have come back from two goals down ourselves at home this season against Reading, but it’s a disappointing dressing room because we had the points in the bag at one stage."
 
A Birmingham penalty was the turning point with under 15 minutes to go, awarded after David Raya hauled down Maxime Colin in the box, which led to Craig Gardner slamming home from the spot before Che Adams' equaliser a moment later.
 
“I don’t think Birmingham had too many shots in the second half, but David [Raya] decides to go walkabout and gives away a penalty before pretty poor positional play from us allowed them to score a second goal," Mowbray added.
 
“It was a day for not making mistakes and seeing if your strikers could do something, keeping your shape.
 
“We were doing that, there was no danger really and then we’ve gone and shot ourselves in the foot.
 
“We have to take this on the chin and move onto the next one."

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