Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Micah Keeps City's Cup Hopes Alive

Micah Keeps City's Cup Hopes Alive

A bullet header in the fourth minute of added time by Micah Richards earned City a 1 - 1 draw at an icy Villa Park.

In a one-sided first half dominated by City, the Blues squandered a number of good chances and could easily have led by three goals at half-time.

Vassell somehow contrived to fumble the ball into the grasp of a diving Sorensen when all he needed to do was go round him for a simple, unopposed tap in. I can only think that for that split second he must have thought he was still playing for the Villa.

Joey Barton then nearly found the back of the net, but unfortunately Sorensen was putting in an inspired performance between the sticks and just tipped it wide.

Villa's game picked up in the second half, but City always looked comfortable until a rare slip by Distin led to a through ball to Baros who fired it past James, giving Villa an undeserved lead late on in the second half.

City however, never gave up and deep into added time, Micah Richards scored a debut goal with a power header from a corner and was then booked for his celebration when he went towards the City fans - a daft rule if you ask me... just what do you expect the kid to do after he's just scored his first goal and saved City's cup run !

I can't post this report without mentioning the incredible support from the 5000 or so City fans. They were magnificent and out-sung the Villans throughout the game..... what a night !




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Monday February 20 2006
Time: 9:01AM

Comments

0
you did desevre to get that goal no doubt about it, and you did outsing what villa fans were there. but the s**t ground no fans song was abit out of order, granted the villa fans couldn't be botherd, can you really blame them having to watch this crap every week! but as for the s**t ground, leave it out theres one thing for sure it don't belong to the council and its no running track either! new song needed i believe!
eltoro
20/02/2006 18:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report City 1-1 Everton

Another Fine Mess. Same Old, Same Old

Stats: Manchester City v Everton

All the stats from Manchester City (1) vs (1) Everton, The Etihad Stadium, 21/8/17 20h00 BST Att: To be confirmed

Bobby Madley Takes Charge Of Man City v Everton

The Premier League has appointed 31-year-old Bobby Madley as tonight's match referee between Manchester City and Everton.

Manchester City v Everton Match Preview

City return to League action on Monday evening when they face Everton in the first home fixture of the campaign.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's overall performance, out of five against Everton?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five9%
Four15%
Three15%
Two61%
One0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb287
2.Buzz Lightyear192
3.Rising166
4.BamaEngineer164
5.Johnny Baguette131
6.johnkelv110
7.Bluedub76
8.Tudor73
9.kennyclementstache71
10.Colin Is The King57
Write for Vital Football