Sunday, August 23, 2009
Nill Never Felt So Good
What a match. Dave and I sat at the pub, Gus O'Connors, in Novi, drinking pints of Guinness and Stella Artois, and watching the game unfold in front of us.
The first half saw the Wolves a bit unsettled. Manchester City kept the ball in our half for most of the first half. The Wolves held off wave after wave of City's attacks but a goal was in the cards for the boys and blue, and was delivered by Togo striker Adebayor in the 17th minute, keeping it low and near the post, just out of reach for Wayne Hennessey.
Tevez and Robinho had there chances at Wayne Hennessey, but failed to test the keeper with anything close to the save Shay Given had to make on a beautiful curling strike by Matt Jarvis, that was destined for the top right corner, had Given not put a hand to it.
The second 45 minutes saw our record signing Doyle enter the game, along with should be a rugby player Elekobi.
The Wolves went from a 4-5-1 formation in the first half to a 4-4-2 in the second. The change of formation saw the Wolves go from victim to pursuant.
In the 49th minute Keogh crosses the ball into the box, just inches shy of a diving Kevin Doyle, that would have drawn the game to 1 a piece. 20 minutes later Keogh struck the cross bar with a beauty of a strike.
Vokes would soon step on the pitch but alas the boys never drew on terms.
I was very proud of the way Wolves set about attacking Manchester City in the second half, and though a point or three is always preferred, I have never been more happy coming away with Nill than I was today.
Come on you Wolves!