Man City away. What was the score? Drew 0-0
Another battling point today to go alongside a clean sheet. Citeh started on fire and they had about 5 corners in the first 3 minutes. However Carson and the back four stood firm as they did for the whole 90 minutes. Offensively we weren't much with Marcus Bent playing exceptionally deep and support to his namesake Darren was scarce although Zheng impressed again with his willingness to get forward in the 2nd half.
An excellent Carson save from Barton, a simple clearance by Diawara on the line plus a header over in the 2nd period by Onuoha were the only efforts of note from City. Our best chance came from a quick break from the right, but Onuoha did enough to prevent Zheng from snatching all 3 points when he slid in to beat ZZ to his shot but the ball bounced of the Addick and rolled anxiously wide.
I felt we missed Holland but I guess Faye's inclusion and M Bent's deep role provided a clue to our intentions but I really thought that we looked the mostly likely winners in the last 20 minutes. I sat in an Irish pub amongst lunchtime customers and although I had to put up with bloody 'diddly diddly' background music the 1,800 Addicks at Eastlands made themselves heard. I'm very envious of my brother and a couple of mates who are staying up in Manchester tonight, they were very high spirited when I spoke to them earlier.
So as Pards says, we've done our job and now it's up to others. West Ham like us have nothing to lose but their run-in starting at The Emirates tomorrow is tough. The consensus is that Sheffield United have had a good season, well they now find themselves in the bottom 3.
Fulham were well beaten today and their home game against Citeh on Monday is massive. Wigan play European chasing Bolton tomorrow and Aston Villa, who seem to be walking in glue, play away at Blackburn.
It's all to play for, try to enjoy your weekend's.Opinions of those who were at Eastlands: Addicks Diary
; BBC Sport
; The Times
; The Sun
, Manchester Evening News
(City view).Super Al: "We could have been better offensively, but we can take a lot from today. We are out of the relegation zone, we finished stronger than City and we have kept three clean sheets. There are a lot of signals that we are going to have a good chance, but by no means do we accept that it’s a foregone conclusion that we will be OK. The hard work begins now."