Sadly on a night when everyone wanted it to click, but simply not good enough in the final third of the field, plenty of the ball pushing and pushing Middlesbro back, we failed to force the keeper to make one hard save. The opposition didn't offer much more in the way of efforts either, they cannot even go away with the knowledge of scoring that is down to a Tettey own goal.
I thought Dorrans was off the boil along with Tettey's passing where not at their usual standard, Although Tettey improved as the game wore on. Far too many times I felt we sent balls high into the box against defence that could cope with that all day long, Marshelled expertly by ex City player Ayala.
I do believe we will have to settle for the play-offs now, I just cannot see Watford or Bournemouth slipping up like this. If there was going to a slip up it was going to be this game, so much hinging on it and the TV curse raising it's ugly head again