Monday, 22 February 2010



what a big game for both teams but did it turn out too big a game to lose.
for a spectacle it was dire with both teams set out with the same formation . not many chances at all, there could only be one outcome, there was a lack of tempo about the game, too many misplaced passes from both teams and a referee that booked a lot of LIVERPOOL players and not MAN CITY players, he also missed 1 or 2 big incidents.


i was expecting the team RAFA set out other than BABEL coming in for N'GOG who i later found out was injured.
but i was hoping to see BABEL playing up front but he was mostly out wide although RAFA switched him about during the game.
i feel when KUYT is playing up front he needs somebody alongside him and i felt he got isolated too often.

                                                  THE MATCH
i felt the game started off slowly and went downhill from then on . both teams set their stall out early doors not to lose. i think both teams were happy with a draw but if they could have nicked a win they would have taken it. i felt in the first half LIVERPOOL shaded possession without doing a lot with it, too slow in the build up and passing poorly. best early chance was a ball whipped in by GERRARD that had KUYT and MAXI sliding inside the 6 yard box trying to get on the end of it . i think the best chance of the half came to SKRTEL when a corner kick was swung into the box and SKRTEL with virtualy a free header could only direct his header past the post.
the 2nd half was much the same, poor passing from both teams, lack of pace and both teams not getting enough men forward.
the 1st shot of the game came on the hour mark with ADEBAYOR collecting a pass on the edge of the box with the use of a hand wich he got away with, and striking a vicious shot low to REINA'S right hand post, REINA making a very good save. as the game wore on both teams made changes, the long awaited arrival of TORRES coming on for BABEL, and BELLAMY came on for CITY who did seem to give CITY a lift, and to be fair i felt in the latter stages they looked the most likely team to steal it.
                    TORRES unhappy with the ref

CIT looked like they were going to score with 10 minutes remaining when ADEBAYOR got the better of SKRTEL and ran clean through on goal but when he was just about to shoot SKRTEL made a great recovering tackle to save the day. AGGER gave ADEBAYOR a blatant push in the box which he was lucky to get away with. then in the last few minutes BENAYOUN ran into the box and was caught by KOMPANY but BENAYOUN stayed on his feet when players would have went to ground.
and so the game finished 0-0.
                                            RAFA encouraging the reds

MAN OF THE MATCH- SKRTEL thought he played ADEBAYOR superbly not giving him much change all day.made a game saving tackle late on when a goal looked certain.



1 comment:

  1. Only highlight of the match for me was seeing Torres coming on for the last fifteen mins, just hope he can stay fit now until the end of the season. Good to see benny on as well.To be honest without these two on the pitch i never know where a goal is going to come from.