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Fine lines for Sky Blues.

TONY Mowbray has no complaints with his fleet-footed Coventry City forward line bursting offside now and again.

The Sky Blues were caught by Chester-field's defensive trap several times last weekend, including one occasion when Ryan Kent was denied a goal but replays later proved the Liverpool loan player was onside when the ball was slipped through to him.

But the City boss remains fairly philosophical about it, saying: "It's a case of fine lines.

I'd have to say I thought Ryan Kent's goal was onside and, having watched it back several times, I know it was - which is frustrating, of course, but it's the same in any game, particularly at the top end in the Premier League where it's very fine margins.

"It's easy to stop it in slow motion and see that when he kicks it he's onside, as I did with Ryan's goal - although he wasn't just level, he was a yard or two onside. But it's the way we play, trying to make forward passes on to forward runs to players who can run in behind teams, and you're going to be offside sometimes with the enthusiasm for it rather than being too fast.

"It's just a question of holding yourself back, and a great example of that was the Millwall goal when Ruben Lameiras held his pass to Adam Armstrong who had run offside and then re-adjusted.

"I have never had a problem with players being offside if they had the intention of running in behind to score a goal. It's just a question of timing."

Andy Turner

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| Ryan Kent was too quick for the |Chesterfield defence and, unfortunately, the linesman last Saturday.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 26, 2015
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