Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Nil - Nil
In a consecutive Watford post: Last night I watched my third Watford game of the season. We were playing away at Manchester City and, as the title suggests, we got a 0-0 draw, taking us to the grand total of 10 points. The game was nowhere near as bad as the last, although the level of football still wasn't particularly brilliant. The two teams decided that playing the ball along the ground was obviously not for them, so about 95% of the time the ball was hoisted into the air and headed about. Despite this the game was quite entertaining due to Watford actually trying to score and having a few decent chances (at least during the first half). The second half was a bit more subdued although we had to defend well. It got very nervy near the end when we looked blatantly like we'd given away a penalty by pulling down one of the City players in the area, luckily the referee didn't give it. Our top player was probably our keeper, Richard Lee, who made some fine saves. Ashley Young was also looking good, making several quick runs down the wings, although he generally had no other strikers he could pass the ball on to.