Saturday, November 01, 2008

City 1-2 Wolves

City were torn apart in the opening 8 minutes, courtesy of some dismal defending it has to be said, gifting the black country side a 2-0 lead.

City looked shaky and tentative, but after Bothroyd limped off with a hamstring in jury, Championship top scorer Ross McCormack pulled one back on 19 minutes with a great finish after a swift move down the left hand side.

City were denied a couple of penalties after McCormack had been brought down, and an Eddie Johnson cross appeared to have been hand-balled. The crowd urged City on, and the atmosphere was as good as it's been all season, but it wasn't enough to lift City, who are now down to 6th spot.

The sponsors (whoever they were) man of the match was Joe Ledley, which surprised me and about 17,000 other fans as he was awful tonight when he had the ball - the rest of the time you hardly knew he was on the pitch. 'Keeper Tom Heaton was equally bad, his kicking so awry you wonder how someone can kick a ball so badly - especially when they get paid a handsome amount for doing so.

My MoM amongst a bag of generally unimpressive players tonight was Peter Whittingham, who worked hard - he's not always good at that, is creative and brings another dimension to City. I just wish he'd learn to shoot.

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