Alex Neil says Norwich were the masters of their own downfall in their narrow defeat at league leaders Manchester City.
The Canaries looked to have snatched a point at the Etihad when Cameron Jerome capitalised on a Joe Hart error, but a mistake by John Ruddy resulted in Russell Martin being sent off for conceding a penalty, which Yaya Toure converted to give City a 2-1 victory.
Earlier Nicholas Otamendi had given the hosts the lead with a header from a corner.
“I thought we limited Man City to very little but if you’re going to lose a goal away to the top teams, you want it to be from a bit of quality, so to lose one to a set-piece is disappointing,” Neil said.
“Then we made mistakes at the back for the second goal and it cost us the game. It is just disappointing. He [Ruddy] knows he has made an error.
“But it won’t take us long to get over it. We will analyse it, we will get through it. There is a lot of positive stuff.
“It is the first time I have played three at the back, with two wing-backs dropping in to make five. I think it worked really really well. Manchester City struggled to break us down.”