Well, well, well. The game against Reading was the first time I actually predicted a City score, 2-0 to them, and I was right. It's not something I should really be proud of though- our defending was shocking. The unbeatable partnership of Micah Richards and Richard Dunne was torn apart with Richard's recent knee operation, but the injury to Dunne was just as worrying to see. He had to have stitches to the wound after the nasty tackle with Reading's Stephen Hunt and I hope that he will be back in action soon, although at this moment in time the estimate is a fortnight at the least.
But we just seemed to implode after the injury. I definitely felt that we had a case for a penalty when Michael Johnson was fouled in the area, and I was incensed to see Uriah Rennie brandish a yellow card instead of pointing to the spot. But sometimes when confidence is quite low, those kind of decisions go the wrong way. The fact is, we didn't create enough chances and the chances that we did create were mournfully wasted (Vedran Corluka with the miss of the season from two yards out). They were clinical with theirs. We have to move on, and look to our next fixture, Spurs at home, on Saturday.
I am delighted for Barnsley after their F.A. Cup victory against Chelsea. Sadly, the results from the quarter finals mean that only one UEFA Cup spot will be up for grabs, meaning Europe is even more of a distant goal for City.
The results of the February poll are in. I asked you who you thought had proved to be Sven's best buy of the season so far. It was a tie- with both Vedran Corluka and Martin Petrov proving to be very popular amongst the blue supporters. The new poll is up and running so please vote accordingly.
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