You missed watching a golden opportunity to begging.
Have some of you chaps ever heard of a glass half full?
This wasn't our greatest performance but, it is a struggle when up against a team (understandably) playing so defensively. I think Maddison will gain from a game in which he had so many long range shots: I bet you'll see something much more like the Maddison we know next time.
How many times have we seen a game like that where we've failed to hit back after a goal, against the run of play?
Not great, but another point: we move on...
Yes, I was going to mention that in my earlier wibble.It was a poor performance but it was ruined by the sending off, it was always going to be difficult as we struggle to play against sides that defend deep.
Saying we could have done with the most skillful player I’ve seen play for City in my 40 years as a fan, in any game, even the ones we win comfortably, is a truism.This was the type of game we needed a Mahrez type of player, someone that has the skills to beat a couple of players and make some space for others.
It was a poor performance but it was ruined by the sending off, it was always going to be difficult as we struggle to play against sides that defend deep.
Still we are 3rd with 4 games to go and it's still in our hands.
Newcastle and Tottenham are very winnable.
The referee made the right decision Vardy would have broken his ankle if his studs had stuck in. Ex professionals really piss me off with their ignorant assumptions, most players are not fully cognisant of the laws of the game anyway.Yes, I was going to mention that in my earlier wibble.
The sending off determined Southampton's course of action from there on in. They became more about 'not losing', it hardened their defensive resolve. Man City completely dominated Spurs in the Carabao final but only got the one goal. Playing against a defensive block is always difficult.
Btw, (and I'll have a read of the match thread to read other opinions) the sending off, for me, was one of those that I could see the justification for. I thought Tyler went on a bit about it being unjust ("he got the ball") and Alan Smith, bless him, clearly didn't quite agree but didn't say so. That it was red might seem harsh but given where it was, the ref didn't have much choice. Vardy was taken out and would have been on goal.
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