Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Easy does it: City 2-0 Peterborough

City historically struggle against teams at the bottom of the division. When we played Posh who were second bottom at the time earlier this season we were 4-0 up at half time, and ended up drawing 4-4. Three days earlier we had lost against bottom side Plymouth.

Tonight though, City didn't struggle. In fact, to be truthful it was a stroll in the park. You can see why Peterborough are bottom. They were awful. City played the game at training ground pace for much of the match and had time and space to dominate throughout. The fact we only scored two was I think down to complacency, and perhaps one eye on Saturday's big event at Stamford Bridge.

Maybe I'm being too harsh, but I thought City should have won this by a hatful. Burke's opening goal on the half hour was a masterpiece. Whittingham crossed deep from the left, Bothroyd nodded back, Burke chested and volleyed from three yards. One nil.

Whittingham, who's having a great season took the free kick which was prodded home by Gerrard (yes we've got one too - his cousin) on 78 minutes, and that as they say was that.

Our only real concerns are both starting midfielders, Darcy Blake and the returning Steve McPhail failed to finish the game due to injury. With Rae and Ledly already sidelined, we haven't got a lot left, with the hugely inexperienced Solomon Taiwo and Aaron Wildig finishing the game. Against this opposition that's not a proble. Against Chelsea on Saturday it could be a different story.


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