A magnificent goalkeeping display from Boaz Myhill was the main factor in the Tigers’ tremendous thievery of a point from Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
The long-serving City custodian made two superb stops in the first half from Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, before pawing away a point-blank header from sub Peter Crouch in the second half, having denied Defoe at close range on the hour.
City rarely caused the home side any danger, although a bad pass across the Spurs defence unexpectedly let Stephen Hunt in, and he freed Nick Barmby who had the chance to bite the hand that once fed him, but could only find the side netting.
It’s an unexpected but thoroughly welcome point for City, with the clean sheet, superb defending and a truly career-defining display from Myhill providing extra cause for optimism for the months ahead. The long vocal acclamation for the Tigers keeper after the final whistle made sure he knew his efforts were appreciated.
Just in time for the trip to Manchester United, then. No pressure or anything…
Match report to come.