RESULT: Millwall 0-1 City

City grabbed a priceless win at Millwall this afternoon, emerging 1-0 victors over the Lions.

David Meyler gave City the lead after just 37 seconds with a sharp finish, and that proved to be the only goal of the game as an assured defensive performance – a unpunished Robbie Brady slip notwithstanding – ensured the win.

It keeps City third, level on goal difference with Leicester and a point ahead of Watford, over whom City have a game in hand. A whopping ten points now separates the Tigers from the team in seventh. Most importantly of all though, this result is a timely reminder of what a serious promotion prospect City remain, despite the recent blip. Full report to follow.

5 replies
  1. gjhdurham
    gjhdurham says:

    Wow, touch of squeaky bum time, but very well done and much needed! Strange selection? Brighton don’t seem too solid just now, so maybe…….
    Noted a couple of strikers that moved scored….Darn it! For a time there it looked like we might open a gap to fourth, etc. Well done McLean for knocking Bro’s goal difference! Onward and Upward!

  2. Bucks Tiger
    Bucks Tiger says:

    I am home in one piece after a day amongst the cheerful Pearly Kings and Queens of Deptford, Lewisham and Greenwich. I was on the front row of the upper tier home stand behind the goal in which Meyler slotted home on 35 seconds thanks to the most dreadful of back passes. He further endeared himself to the locals by doing that crass cupping of the ear towards them as a mark of disrespect. Cue hundreds of hard faced middle aged folk, men and women, screaming “Waaaaaaan ker!” And that was almost that.
    City played neat passing stuff that mostly went sideways. The ref was rubbish. Millwall rarely threatened. City time-wasted appallingly. Second half we had a couple of half chances. Millwall had a golden opportunity when Evans miskicked on the half way line and their lad ran through only to blaze over – cue more cries of “Waaaaaaan ker!” directed at their own. City just didn’t show the necessary urgency to score another. They could have broken with pace but seemed to want to slow it down.

    Simpson held the ball well. Stockdale did enough to command his box. Faye looked cumbersome before going off. Koren stroked it around, but didn’t really look bothered. Elmo was class as ever ghosting past defenders and showing real dribbling skill. Proschwitz came on, looked keen, then realised he shouldn’t be running forward so joined in the sideways stuff. Good result, but a slightly unconvincing performance.

    “Knees up Muvver Braaaahn.”

  3. Amber__Nectar
    Amber__Nectar says:

    When you that City “time-wasted appallingly”, do you mean they were crap at time-wasting or did too much of it for the good of football’s soul?

  4. Bucks Tiger
    Bucks Tiger says:

    Timewasting. I know it may be naive, but I hate it when teams do it to us ( recent example being the Wendies) and think that if we are good enough we don’t need to do it to others. The skill involved in taking it to the corner and holding on at the end is one thing, but the funereal pace all our lads walked off to be subbed just sticks in my throat.
    It was “unconvincing” in that we could have killed them off at several points in the second half. Watch Leicester’s winning goal from the Wolves game. Fast paced breaking forward with good support for the wingers. We can do that! We have Elmo and Brady who can shift. Yesterday saw too much going sideways instead of hurting an ordinary opponent.

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