Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eagles shot down. City 2-1 Palace

This was a tale of 4 penalty decisions. After 30 minutes Chopra cut into the penalty area, and stumbled under a challenge. No-one appeared to think it was a penalty except the ref. Still, we don't mind. Chops stepped up and swept the ball home for a 1-0 lead. Then twice more in the first half, City had good penalty shouts turned down for handball - clear as daylight from where we were sat behind the goal, but the ref waved them away.

And finally, in injury time, after Palace had equalised before half time, and Ledley had put City 2-1 up on 53 minutes, Eddie Johnson was brought down by the last defender when in on goal. The defender saw red, and Chopra saw his shot saved by their 'keeper.

All in all, a satisfying day in that we won all three points, although to be honest it wasn't a classic by a long way, and Palace may feel hard done by. Everyone's man of the match it seems, the fans, the sponsors and me, was the returning Prodigal son, Michael Chopra. They say, a player should never go back, once he's left a club. Well he is back, and we reckon that's a great thing. The only question is for how long....

Up the City!!!

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