Everton show up at last
For a while we scratched our heads as City looked like they might actually beat us. Well for a while, and the first half in particular when we adopted our season long fad of jockeying opponents. Jockeying, bah. Get in to them!
In fairness Moyesie recognised that failing as we trailled 0-1 at the break. A couple of subtle switches and we were a different team. Or at least the team that we recognise. Beckford came on to give support to an energetic Victor. Jack Rodwell got the crowd going when he stood his ground in a spat and all of a sudden you could sense a revival. Jack made way for Tim Cahill and City wilted in front of our eyes. They saw the Australian entering play and had flashbacks to his previous, and regular, goals against them.
Within a minute his scrapping won
a free kick that Distin was happy to
head home. The tempo was raised
and a late arrival into the box saw
Leon Osman arrive to plant a
looping header into the net for a
match winner. We were happy once
more an the world was a better place.
The record against teams in the top
half of the table was enhanced and
the 'what might have been'
questions were raised once more in
the post match debrief.
Two games left and it looks extremely unlikley that Chelsea will be coming to try and win the league at Goodison. Not a situation we would have liked to face really.
Duncan made a visit to his old stomping ground before the game and received a great reception. It is known that at least one Shropshire Blue had a tear in his eye. Couldn't we have just used a Duncan this season?