Kaizer Chiefs 0 - 1 Man City
First for the game - It was a decent performance by City, we had a lot of possession and were in control, Kaizer Chiefs played at a very high tempo and did come close to snatching a couple of goals.
In the end a fine move saw Ireland finish an Etuhu cross, talking of Etuhu he missed a sitter after beating the keeper he blazed it over the bar.
City started looking a bit tired towards the last 20 minutes of the game but managed to see through the victory. There were some good performances from our senior players, Gareth Barry and Nigel De Jong in particular looked very good in the centre of the park.
Now for the young lads that played tonight. We are forever hearing about how money will mean young talent being pushed out and on tonight's performance for a couple of our academy products that will not be the case.
I have always said that if your good enough you will get a chance and that was before the money came to our club. There was two players tonight that have come through our academy that did really well, Ben Mee and Ryan McGivern who is a left back both played extremely well at centre half. They both looked really assured and comfortable even though one of them was playing out of position.
I think it just goes to show that if you do work hard and play well then any academy lad can make it to the top regardless of money.