Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Game 19 - Leicester City v Crystal Palace 20th October 2009 Coca Cola Championship

I've always enjoyed games under the lights, they have a special atmosphere all of their own. Tonight's opponents are Crystal Palace who are on a 5 game unbeaten run. The first half is totally forgettable and we reflect that the second half can only be better. A half time substitution by Nigel Pearson with the introduction of Paul Gallagher proves to be inspired. A nailed on penalty is squandered by top scorer Matty Fryatt but Gally puts in the saved shot. I see Warnock is moaning about him already being in the box as the spot kick is taken but conveniently ignores the two Palace players also in the box! I don't mind the rules being enforced, so a re-take would have been the outcome but Warnock only ever seems to see it from his own point of view. And if you read this Neil, how about the goal you scored at Bramall Lane that went out of play by a good yard right in front of you ? I don't recall you mentioning that one. (Bitter? Yes, I probably am). A second goal follows a mistake by ex-City player Butterfield gave Gally the chance to lob the ball over keeper Speroni's head from 30 yards. An excellent goal which made the night for my Gally loving daughter.
This win leaves us 8th in the Championship, heady days indeed. The drive home is always quicker with a win and tonight is no different.

Leicester City 2-0 Crystal Palace
Coca Cola Championship
Att: 22,220
Admission: £14 (with my Season ticket)
Programme: £3

1 comment:

  1. Great performance by Gally wasn't it? Cracking second goal, gotta love the boy. Always nice to put one over on Colin as well.