|Robbie12345 added 23:44 - Mar 15|
I thought it was one of the most exciting games I've seen in a long long time. It was very pleasing to see the attendance slightly rise, with a HUGE increase of atmosphere. We played very well and more than matched Wigan in general play and being an creative, attacking threat. If we can cut out the defencive errors and shakiness at the back, at times, we look like a team ready for the playoffs. Wigan just had that little more quality in the final third (prem quality players) and chances like Hyams miss to make it 2-1 came back to bite us. In football you need luck, and Wigan definately had that today, with three out of their four chances finding the back of the net, with our 20 odd chances resulting in just one goal coming home feeling like we should have got something out of the game. They played us how they played City, defend deep, catch on the counter and take their chances. The reff today was dreadful, with fists towards Hunt, rude signs given towards the reff when he wasn't looking, and a penalty unfairly not awarded. I feel this just sums up the arrogance, physicality and cheating way Wigan played, and the kindness and respect for teams we still have. I have lost all respect for Jordi Gomez after his rolling over on the floor for minuites after no foul to trick the reff into a freekick, to then smile and run down the pitch towards the goal. Williams got my MOTM award, after being in some great tackles, running his socks off (very pacey), being bundled around and being that creative spark we needed. He put in some great long passes, quick one touch passes with great vision. We need him till the end of the season please. To conclude, a great performance from the blues, and were just simply unlucky today, lets hope saturday is our day and we can close the gap of the dream place 6 again, for this season anyway.