Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tonights action.

FURTHER UPDATE Moments after hitting 'publish' for the last update, Marlon Harewood goes and slots home the winner with a neat finish. Bolton huffed and puffed for most of extra time but you sensed getting back in the game was always beyond them. West Ham at home next Monday then for a place in the semi-final - the game most people wanted?

UPDATE The West Ham v Bolton game has now gone into extra time. The second half was more of an open contest than the first half but was again littered with mistakes and both sides wasted good possession. One or two chances created for both sides but nothing too clear cut. I have a feeling this one could go all the way to penalties.

A couple of games of relevance going on around the country tonight, with our future quarter-final opponents being decided at Upton Park. At half-time it currently stands at 1-1 with two errors giving the goals. West Ham opened the scoring when Nicky Hunt's poor clearance cannoned of Jaaskelainen into the back of the net. The Hammers looked more likely to increase the lead in what was becoming a tetchy affair before a long range shot from Kevin Davies wasn't dealt with by Shaka Hislop and gave Bolton the equaliser.

It's by and large been a scrappy affair with errors being made by both side, although West Ham looking the more fluent going forward with Ashton and Harewood linking well with Etherington and Bennayoun. It's set to be an interesting second half.

City youth team have been in action tonight away at Newcastle in the first leg of their semi-final match up and we will take a lead away with us thanks to a come from behind 3-2 win. Full match report from mcfc.co.uk.

Two former Blues have been on the scoresheet at Anfield in the game between Liverpool and Fulham. Robbie Fowler scored his first goal since his move from City, before Collins John equalised only to see Liverpool restore their lead with a Michael Brown own goal.

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2 comments:

Blue Spice said...

Hubby (Newcastle fan) and I went to the FAYouth cup semi and it was an absolutely brilliant game. Really exciting, all action, good honest football, and some dazzling talent. City fully deserved the win (Agreed by my other half) and apart fromt he cold, it really was an excellent night out. We have some very promising youngsters.

Anonymous said...

have tried gettin a ticket on the phone or online yet for the next round.........2 hopes....bob hope and no hope!!What a fiasco