Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A game of two halves: City 2-2 Reading

This was a real game of two halves. City started on fire running Reading ragged with pace, with Chopra, McCormack and Bothroyd all starting. They ram angles, got the ball wide, played it on the floor and Reading couldn't keep up. The opening goal was inevitable, Routledge latching on to a great through ball and finishing superbly

Redaing struck back, City getting done by a fast break from our own corner kick for the second time in 3 matches. Them one of the central defenders felled Chopra with an elbow and it was down to 10 men for them.

City went in front again when Chopra was bundled over by 'keeper and defender, McCormack's shot having enough to beat the keepeer who got to it.

Half time, City 2-1 up and the opposition down to 10 men. Looking good.

Second half, City were a shambles. in 45 minutes. The conced after 5 minutes of the second half through shocking defending and I don't think we got a shot on target in the entire half. We gave the ball away aimlessly, and did everything as badly as we'd done well in the first 45. Dave Jones will not be a happy man, and the team were booed off at the end for their inability to kill off a game we should have had the ability and desire to see out.


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