Although I along with several thousand other City followers would like Hughton to leave, I am resigned to the fact that this probably isn't going to happen. For whatever reason the Board seem content on carrying on with him at the helm. It must be difficult for the man knowing many on the terraces want you gone plus with names being linked to the job McKay, Lennon and Di Matteo only this week alone.
Credit to the man he got on with his job prepared his team for a difficult clash with Steve Bruce's Hull City, although not a classic game for purists, I feel City were clearly the better side apart from the opening exchanges when we could so easily have been two very very early in the game.
They stemmed the tide and took control playing at odd times some very neat passing and good movement, but the odd failings were evident, failure in the area that matters most, over 20 attempts but only a vew few on target. I have to feel sorry for Van Wolfwinkel, he works hard, gets into the right places but that final cutting edge is missing, what do say about a striker suffering from this. Simply keep on plugging away it will come, if he was not getting himself in the right spots it would be a far bigger problem. He needs one or two goals and the confidence will start to rise and he will be off.
Looking back at the game this morning I can hardly remember Ruddy having save to make, where as McGregor pulled off a couple of very good stops none more so that from Snodgrass's fine lone range effort. It started to look very much like another two valuable points were going to slip away then up stepped Ryan Bennett to cap a very accomplished display by out jumping everyone to steer and unstoppable header into the top corner of the net. (*Ryan Bennett apparently won 100% of his arial challenges)
The relief around Carrow was plain to see and hear, Hull mounted a last ditch effort to grab a point but City held form to get those valuable points and restore some much needed confidence.
Again when the chips look to be down, Hughton and his team seem to just come up trumps, I am not falling into the "we have turned a Corner" just yet we have been here a few times before a few steps forward only to be followed by double the amount backwards.
I am happy to be satisfied with an improved showing against a difficult and sometimes over phyiscal side and three golden points. We still have a long way to go, but I hope this is the first step in a forward motion.
Credit to all