Can I Have A Word?
It's been a while coming, but City have finally managed to beat Spurs. The North London outfit have been a bogey side of ours for quite some time now, and I was beginning to think that it was going to stay that way, especially when Robbie Keane scored. He seems to be our nemesis; Keane always scores against City.
But I was obviously happy with Ireland's equaliser. It wasn't the prettiest of goals, and yes there was a serious shout for offside, but it stood. In the second half we went on to create chances and scored again with Nedum's first goal for the club. It was an excellent header and exactly what we needed. They did have a goal afterwards ruled out for offside, which was once again deemed a 'dubious' decision by the linesman, but the result stood and it's definitely a welcome and overdue three points for City.
It was great to have Dunney return so quickly from what looked a nasty leg injury, but for me the star man had to be Michael Johnson. He reads the game so well, creates chances and has great vision. He's definitely a star in the making and one that Fabio Capello should be keeping an eye on, along with Joe Hart of course. I also thought that Elano had improved slightly, although he is unfortunately nowhere near as good as he has been earlier in the season.
The Easter weekend is on the horizon and so is Bolton Wanderers away. It's a very tough fixture- Bolton are fighting and scrapping for every point at the moment but don't seem to be getting anywhere and make no mistake, they will see City as ideal visitors to try and get the full three points from. I have a healthy banter with a Bolton fan at university, so there is an extra incentive for City to pick up an away victory at the Reebok Stadium and condemn them further into the relegation brawl.
Keep logging onto FootballFanCast.com and reading King of the Kippax as always, and keep the faith with City.
Best blue wishes,