Russell Slade said recently he believed that once we win one game plenty more will follow, I hope that proves to be correct.
Five games unbeaten now, three clean sheets included in that run and the long awaited away win has finally come.
Ok so the football is not brilliant and Wigan’s home record is absolutley awful but our away record is equally as bad so I thought we would probably draw at the DW Stadium but to come away with three points is all that matters. I honestly thought that City were in a relegation fight but on the back of this win and other results below us I am confident that those relegation fears have disappeared.
I would have preferred not to be facing a team like Wolves, who are in free scoring form, on Saturday but if City can hold their own at the CCS this weekend then it could be that a top half finish is on the cards, I don’t see us finishing within 10 points of the play offs but if we could break into the top ten then it will be a massive improvement on where I at least thought we would be just a few games ago.
An away win is massive whoever the opposition, it does sound like luck was on our side tonight as apparently tv replays will show that both disallowed goals for Wigan were in fact onside but I don’t care as we have got all three points.
Great goal from Gunnarsson and even in the final minute City were looking for that second goal, a defeat tonight could have knocked the stuffing out of squad and sent City fans into meltdown so on that score it is a big victory.
I am praising the result, the squad and the manager for the win though my doubts over Slade are still there and to win me over is going to take more than this result but let’s savour the win tonight and see if the ‘floodgates will open’ now we got one win under our belt in a long time.
We are becoming more difficult to beat and hopefully now we will see more attacking and creativity going forward to give us more to cheer about.