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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Chirpy Canaries hold wasteful City


Thompson demands more after Norwich draw

Manchester City scorer Branislav Ivanovic

Division three title favourites Manchester City dropped their first points of the season last night as they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Carrow Road against Norwich City. The result See's City drop to 4th in the division on 4 points 
Despite enjoying the better of the possession Steve Thompson's men struggled to break through a resolute home defence and when they did Norwich keeper Rafeal was in inspired form to ensure his team came away with something for their efforts.

The first half was very much a drab affair with very few chances of note but within a minute of the restart the host took a shock lead thanks to a wonderful long range striker from German midfielder Philipp BARGFREDE 1-0. 
That goal clearly rocked the visitors who saw efforts from Ronaldo and Di Maria saved by keeper Rafeal but with 58 minutes on the clock Rafeal was finally beaten courtesy of a wonderful curled effort from Serbian defender Branislav IVANOVIĆ 1-1.

That proved to be the final goal of the game ensuring both teams came away with something from what was a poor game.

City boss Steve Thompson spoke of his disappointment after the game.

"I suppose i have to be thankful for a point, it was a very disappointing performance in an attacking sense. You can't do much about their goal it was a worldie but we have wasted a lot of chances tonight and when you have the players we do that is not acceptable.
We need to see more from this group. It's OK having a great reputation but you need to go out and show your class on the pitch and tonight too many players didn't do that.

You have to give credit to Norwich they are a well organised side they defended well and made life very difficult. They will do OK in this division i am sure of that, this place will be difficult for any team to come to.

We move on to another away trip to Chesterfield next who have started the season in very good form, They have a good squad and will prove a difficult test but we go there looking for a win and build some momentum"


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