Well we surely seen that coming, Richard Dunne scores to stop City from taking all three points. You know every time Dunney went up for a corner when he played for us a big man marked him, so we thought the best thing to do would be to put Barry on him.
Richard Dunne put Villa ahead with a header from a corner, Bellamy made it 1 - 1 with a very well taken goal from inside the box. Goals below!
This was one of those games where it would have been great to watch had I been a neutral, it was a good, well contested game of football.
I do think City could have won this game had we played to a higher level, without being at our worst we were not at our best. We had a lot of the ball but did nothing with it apart from give it away. Credit to Villa though, they stuck a lot of men behind the ball and defended quite well all night.
I have to say I was disappointed with a couple of players tonight, particularly Barry. He let us down tonight he just did not look interested, I don't know if the Villa fans got to him or it just happened to be his off day, what I do know is that he wasn't at his best. I was also yet again not happy with SWP, he worked very hard running wise but didn't do much else.
Dunney was given man of the match at Villa Park tonight but for me there was only one player deserving of that award on the pitch tonight and that was Wayne Bridge. I was not a big fan of Bridge when we signed him, but he is getting better with every game and for me was by far the best player on the pitch tonight, every aspect of his job was carried out superbly.
All in all a draw at Villa Park is a decent result and we move up to fourth and that is with a game in hand over a lot of teams.
Time to get back on the training pitch and work out these kinks in time to win the next game.