Thursday, 29 October 2009

Man City 5 - 1 Scunthorpe United (Ireland 3',Forte 26', Santa Cruz 38', Lescott 56', Tevez 71', Johnson 77 ') *Video*

Well we are through to the last eight after a good performance, we looked shaky after we took the lead for a short period but we went on to hammer Scunthorpe.

Our first goal was scored by Stephen Ireland, SWP layed him off and Ireland banged it in from outside the box. Scunthorpe then equalised through Forte, he had a simple tap in from close range. City took the lead again when Roque Santa Cruz headed home a Zabaleta cross, our next goal came from a corner with Lescott heading it in. Tevez scored our fourth from inside the box after the impressive Vladimir Weiss picked him out, our final goal came from Michael Johnson, he smashed the ball into the net from outside the box. GOALS AND HIGHLIGHTS BELOW!!!

We had a great start tonight after scoring early on but from there it went slightly pear shaped, Scunthorpe were pressing with confidence and Forte was running the line very well, then disaster struck when they equalised. Luckily we pulled ourselves together and went on to play well and give Scunthorpe a bit of a hammering.

We had a few players out tonight and the guys who came did a good job, Kompany at centre half looked very assured and steady, Sylvinho didn't do anything to make you think about his performance to much but at the same time if he had made a mistake then he would have entered your thoughts, so a good game for him. Ireland came back in and after starting on the left was drifting inside more and more as the game went on and looked something like the Ireland of last year. Santa Cruz was good up top nothing spectacular but he certainly makes himself a handful for defenders and when he has a few games under his belt I am sure he will be an important player for us. Johnson got on the pitch tonight and not only did he score a cracker but played pretty well and then there is Weiss, what a player this guy is, he looks really top quality and also set up Tevez for his goal. I still think SWP should be dropped so that Weiss can come in.

Overall, good performance against opposition that was not close to being anywhere near as good as us.

Now give us Man United at home in the next round!!!

P.S. didn't post last night due to no highlight videos being available.

Goals and highlights.


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