UK time is: 07:12:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

An Unsung FA Cup Hero

After City's dramatic equaliser on Sunday at Villa Park, the spotlight has quite rightly been on young Micah Richards who scored his debut goal deep into stoppage time to earn City a much deserved Cup replay at Eastlands.

However, I haven't seen much in the way of recognition for the small but immensely crucial contribition of Lee Croft in the move that led up to Micah's goal.

I think most players would have given up the chase for that ball, but Crofty's strength, vision and persistence led to us winning that corner against all the odds.

That brief passage of play could turn out to be a defining moment in City's season if we do, after all these years, manage to make it all the way to Wembley... err I mean Cardiff!

There is first the small matter of the Villa replay followed by a tricky home Quarter Final tie against West Ham or Bolton. Hopefully Liverpool and Chelsea will have been knocked out by the semi-final stage paving the way for us to beat either Charlton or Birmingham in the final :-)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 21 2006

Time: 7:43PM

Your Comments

Birmingham for a re-run of the 56 Final on its 50th anniversary
mcfcandy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Team News: City v Stoke (Friday August 29 2014)

No Injury Concerns Ahead Of Stoke (Friday August 29 2014)

Lampard To Focus Purely On City (Tuesday August 26 2014)

The Ped Report....City 3-1 Liverpool (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Jovetic Takes Liverpool Plaudits (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Team News: City v Liverpool (Sunday August 24 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 416
2. Bluedub 330
3. Buzz Lightyear 300
4. citizhun 214
5. rojo2010 195
6. fifthcolumnblue 194
7. OziMan 109
8. Skoorb 105
9. PhillyBlueMoon 98
10. Spooks 84

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Spurs 2 2 0 0 +5 6
2. Chelsea 2 2 0 0 +4 6
3. Man City 2 2 0 0 +4 6
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 +2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 +1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 +1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 +1 4

Breaking League News

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool
Spurs : 30/08/2014 06:00:00
Revelry and Worry
Spurs : 29/08/2014 20:00:00
Fernando Torres Departure Confirmed
Chelsea : 29/08/2014 19:51:00
Weekly Rumour Mill- Sighs then Hooiveld and Keogh!
Burnley : 29/08/2014 19:38:00
Sunday's Test
Spurs : 29/08/2014 19:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Will Be City's Top Scorer This Season?
Suggested By:  Derek Parlane
Negredo 12%
Jovetic 44%
Aguero 33%
Dzeko 11%