Tuesday, October 19, 2010

City going strong: Coventry 1-2 City

City triumphed at the Ricoh Arena tonight and in doing so tightened their grip on second spot, and narrowed the deficit to QPR to only 2 points after the leaders could only draw with the Jacks at the Liberty Stadium.

The Bluebirds, started with Coventry old boys Craig Bellamy and Jay Bothroyd, and they got off to a flier when Peter Whittingham scored from the spot after only three minutes. Whitt's who's missed twice from the spot so far this term, made no mistake, his confidence heightened by his two goals on Saturday.

Coventry clawed once back just before the break, and despite chances at both ends, it looked like the points were going to be shared until Jay Bothroyd, touted for an England call up by manager Dave Jones scored in the 87th minute to send the City faithful at the stadium, on the radio, and like me catching up via tweets whilst in a cricket committee meeting, into raptures!

City now have a five point cushion over third places Watford, and are sniffing at QPR's coat tails. Some big matches follow, with Leeds away next Monday, then Norwich and the really big one, the Jacks at home on 14th November.

I'll settle for seven points from nine over that lot, providing three come against the Jacks!


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