Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abject: City 0-3 Ipswich

City have imploded. Talk about doing it the hard way. After the first 10 minutes, where City looked to be right on top of their game they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Roger Johnson. Ross McCormack who's been so good for the spot, despite missing his last one, saw this one saved well by Richard Wright, and on that the game turned.

Ipswich substituted defender Alex Bruce with Jon Stead and the pattern of the game changed. They scored a break away goal in the 33rd minute, and after that City were abject. They couldn't pass (except backwards), they couldn't tackle, didn't want to shoot and looked tired (they've played 6 games in 16 days to be fair) and Ipswich ultimately ran out 3-0 winners, and well deserved too.

Worryingly, City still need a point from their last game, away to Sheffield Wednesday, or for Preston to only draw or lose to be certain of a play off spot. If City lose that, and Preston, who thumped us 6-0 last week and beat second placed Birmingham away 2-1 today win it's down to goal difference - and ours is only 2 better than Preston's. Preston face QPR at home next week in the final round, and you wouldn't bet on them not getting a win at the moment, so it's going to be nailbiting stuff.

The players lap of honour following the last home league game of the season and the celebrations for the last ever home game at Ninian Park seemed pretty muted as a result.

Lets hope they can pick themselves up for next Sunday's match.

C'mon City. One last push.

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