Tuesday, January 29, 2008

City 3 - 1 QPR: So much for money...

Well Lakshmi Mital, one of the richest men in the world may have bought QPR for a plaything, but if he was at tonight's match at Ninian Park he'll be wondering what he's spent his millions on.
QPR were awful.
On the other hand, in the first 45 minutes especially, City were superb, and how we only managed to be 2 up at the break God only knows. Whittingham missed an open goal from about 2 feet, and their keeper Lee Camp made 3 or 4 stunning saves, but he couldn't deny Joe Ledley twice in the opening period, although Joe only had a tap ins after great work by Paul Parry and JFH respectively.

After the break City kept the tempo up and added a third through the sumptuous Paul Parry who's in the form of his life, and it looked like it could be a question of how many. It looked worse for QPR when Camp appeared to handle outside his area whilst bringing Parry down, but rather than awarding a foul and penalising Camp, the premiership referee Peter Walton merely awarded a corner much to the dismay of the City faithful who then let Camp know what they thought of him. The Hoops did pull one back, Oakes in the City goal fumbling a low shot and then getting concussed as the ball was bundled in. The last 10 minutes was pretty scrappy, but the job was done, and it's another 3 points to an increasingly impressive City run.

City are now in 7th spot and just one point of the playoff places. A win away at 4th placed Stoke on Saturday could see the Bluebirds climb as high as 4th or 5th.

C'mon you Blooobirds!

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