FA CUP SEMI-FINAL:
Man City - Wigan Ath 0:1/ McCarthy41'.
* YEEEAAAH!!! We are in the big final of the FA Cup...
How we beat the Citizens?
In the second round of the season our starting eleven used to look like that:
Kirkland - Stam, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Aaanholt - Diame - Moses, Watson, Maloney - Crusat, Long.
We had to start the game against Man City without our five starters(!): Stam, Alcaraz, Caldwell(almost our whole defence), Moses, Watson. They all had their form arrows purple(I treat that like an injury) and had to rest.
Very difficult task of beating City just become even harder... Fortunatly left back van Aanholt managed to return from his injury just in time to play.
In the first half City dominated the game, with Balotelli and Aguero causing real troubles in our penalty box. Surprisingly our reserve central backs Piscu and Boyce played a very solid game, and in the late stages of the first half it was still 0:0.
Then in the 41-st minute our left back van Aanholt started a counter-attack on the left wing. He managed to get a cross-in... Our striker Crusat went for a header, but simple could not reach the ball. Our right winger McCarthy was in the right place, and after his volley we were 1:0 up!
I was anticipating Man City attacks right from the begining of the second half, but I was wrong. It was our side, that had the better chances in the second half(Crusat had his shot saved by Hart, and our substitute striker Callum McManaman hit the post). At the end it was just pure happiness! We are in the final, and we deserved it.
We will meet the big Manchester UTD with Schmeichel, Keane and Cantona in squad.