Saturday, January 15, 2011

So nearly: Norwich 1-1 City

The Bluebirds almost managed a smash and grab at Carrow Road, but Norwich equalised in the 92nd minutes to snatch a draw.

I can only go by what I've read about today's match as I was ensconced in our annual panto trip at the New Theatre in Cardiff (which incidentally was great fun).

New signing John "The Beast" Parkin, made his City debut, and what a debut, hitting a stunning goal in only the 7th minute.

It seem that the match was fairly ding-dong from then on, with the home side piling on the pressure, and City defending desperately, and trying to catch the Canaries on the break. Norwich had a goal disallowed for offside, could (and in some reports should) have had a penalty, and hit the bar.

City too had their chances, but failed to put a second goal on the board.

It looked like City were going to get a priceless three points to keep them in second spot until Russell Martin popped up in the 92nd minute to break the hearts of the travelling faithful.

Still, a point away at high flying Norwich isn't a bad result, and given the pressure City were under for large parts of the game they'll probably be satisfied with a point, but will be annoyed they didn't hang on for all three.

The worst thing is all the other sides around us won, including the Jacks who leapfrog both Norwich and Cardiff into second spot.

Light relief on Tuesday as the Bluebirds entertain stoke in the FA Cup 3rd round replay at the CCS, but then it's back to serious business with the visit of Watford a week today, in a match City really must win.


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