MANAGER Jason Tindall heaped praise on brave Cherries’ display as they pushed Carabao Cup holders Manchester City all the way at Etihad Stadium.

The hosts sealed a 2-1 victory to progress to the fourth round of the competition, thanks to goals from Liam Delap and Phil Foden.

But Cherries, who had levelled through Sam Surridge in the first half, proved a difficult test for Pep Guardiola’s side.

City had to bring on big-guns Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling from the bench to help get over the line.

Tindall said: “I was very pleased with the performance tonight. I thought the lads executed the tactical game plan very well and were very brave in winning possession.

“I felt we caused Manchester City a few problems. Ultimately, disappointed that we’ve gone out of the cup but overall very pleased with the performance.”

He added: “I think it was testament to how well we were doing in the game that they brought on the likes of De Bruyne and Sterling.

“But I didn’t really feel we were in too much danger. I didn’t really think they created too many clear cut opportunities.

“I felt we were a threat all night long as well.”