Saturday, February 16, 2008

FA Cup 5th Round City 2 - 0 Wolves

The Bluebirds cruised into the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 80 years with a dominant display against close Championship rivals Wolves.

City were ahead in 90 seconds after JFH's beautiful flick allowed Peter Whittingham to split the offside trap and have a clear run at goal, slotting home coolly under Welsh No. 1 Wayne Hennessy.

10 minutes later a superb move saw Whittingham pull back a ball to JFH on the edge of the box who sidestepped and curled a shot into the top corner of the goal, reminiscent of Nathan Blake's great goal against Manchester City in the same competition in 1994.

Normally I'd have wanted at least one more goal, especially with almost 80 minutes left, but City's dominance meant Wolves hardly troubled Enckleman in goal, even when they went 4 up front.

It was a superb performance by the whole City team, but my stand out player was teenage midfielder Aaron Ramsey who I thought was outstanding on the day.

So it's into the last 8, and although Man Utd and Chelsea still remain in the draw, the competition is as open as it's been in years - even League 1 side Bristol Rovers are still in it after beating Southampton. Well done them.

Bring on the big guns...C'mon City!

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