Yesterday was almost certainly the most I have enjoyed watching a city game all season, which probably has as much to do with the stat that it was only the fourth time this season we had scored two goals in the league all season, which in itself is a pretty sad story
Watching yesterday after going 2-nil down in the first ten minutes I’m sure I was not along in thinking here we go again, time for another 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool with Suarez about to destroy us (having provided the most entertainment in the first ten minutes by landing on his backside completely untouched)
But then something happened, we started to show some fight and some guile, and come half time we’d had the same number of attempts on goal as our visitors with some good counter attacking football, and operating to the principal that if we kept the ball then Liverpool would find it harder to score, even Bradley Johnson stopped passing to red shirts for a bit. The fact our attempts on goal we’re pretty poor is an issue, but at least we were starting to get them which is more than can be said for most of the turgid football provided at Carrow Road this season.
Adams the motivator
Clearly something he said in the dressing room at half time worked, because City had stepped up another couple of gears at the start of the second half, and after 10 minutes Sky showed a stat that said we’d had 76% of the possession since half time.
What followed were two well taken goals, with Hooper starting to show some of the striking instinct that got a lot of goals north of the border, and a well taken header from Snodgrass. Sadly these were either side of an individual error that cost us the game, but lets not take anything away from the boys 3-2 is not a result anyone could have dared to dream for, and the standing ovation at the end of the match despite having lost tells you how good a performance they all put in
If we can keep up that level of performance over the remaining three games we stand half a chance of surviving, and if we had made the change half a dozen games earlier we would hopefully have played ourselves clear of the mess we find ourselves in now – I’m sure Cardiff and WBA would have folded for sure under the power of our play in the second half yesterday and we’d be sitting six points better off and contemplating McNally’s mid table mediocrity for another season