Sunday, January 19, 2014

Extracting Revenge?

Well, we just beat Cardiff City. 

It was this person's fervent hope and desire that the MCFC scoring machine would extract revenge for loosing on the road early in the season.  But it was not to be.  The final score makes the casual viewer think we were in control the entire match, but we were not.  Noone gave our defense fits.  I think the announcer put it best: during the course of the match, he beat Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov and Clichy.  The only defender he didn't beat was Zabaletta, and I think that was only for the lack of opportunity.

I just looked him up on Wikipedia.  His overall stats do not look impressive.  Maybe yesterday was the match of his life.  But he looked good doing it!

Dzeko scored our 100th goal of the season.  He had some nice shots, but in my opinion, there is a certain "justice" to the fact that he did it on a muffed shot.  Overall, he had a great game yesterday.  He should have been awarded two penalties for clumsy tackles by Cardiff in the box, but none were given.

At heart, I am a defender.  But I wonder where the City defense was on the crosses and why Cardiff gives us such a hard time on them.  Their late goal was on a cross.  The City team seemed to want to give Cardiff the goal.  Demichelis is clearly clearing the way for the attacker, without trying to go for the ball himself.

On the bright side, Joe Hart continues his fine form and made some very nice saves.

Three points is three points!  :-)