Johnson joy at Maynard strike
Gary Johnson praised the finishing of Nicky Maynard as Chris Coleman felt Coventry could have won the game.
Last Updated: 12/09/09 9:25pm
Gary Johnson praised the finishing of Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard as Coventry City boss Chris Coleman felt his team could have won the game.
Maynard's sixth goal in seven appearances this season earned the Robins a 1-1 draw, with his effort at the Ricoh Arena described as his best so far.
Johnson was delighted with the quality of the strike and was also happy to emerge from an even encounter with a point.
"He's scoring goals like that all the time in training," said Johnson. "No goalkeeper in the world was going to save that.
"It came from a good move from us and I wanted to see more of those types of moves, but he's hit from 25 yards and it hit the underside of the bar before it went in.
"He's got some good ones this season, but that might just be his best one."
He added: "I thought a draw was a fair result. I wasn't happy at half-time because I hadn't seen our pattern - there was too much kick and rush - but I thought it was better in the second."
Leon Best had given Coventry the lead before Clinton Morrison had a goal disallowed, while Coleman was also upset that Maynard's goal was allowed to stand.
Coleman said: "Take nothing away from the strike, but we felt the referee should have blown up for handball twice in the build-up.
"We were disappointed to have that second goal ruled out for offside because if we had gone in at half time 2-0 up, we probably would have gone on to win the game.
"But this has stopped a little run because we had lost two games in a row. We have got a point, but we feel we might have had three."