City response was Svensational

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Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted he looked his Manchester City team in the eye at half-time in the 4-2 win against Bolton and thought he was staring at a bunch of losers.

It was suggested by Gareth Southgate that as England slid to their 2002 World Cup quarter-final defeat against Brazil, his team-mates were looking for Churchillian inspiration and instead got something more akin to Iain Duncan-Smith.

But the City players responded to Eriksson´s simple home truth as the manager said: "When I looked at the players as they were about to come out for the second half, they looked a bit like a defeated team. Their heads were down and I said if they carry on looking like that we would not win the game. It changed them and after that they were a lot more positive."

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