Crystal Palace 2 City 0
Report by Kate Thompson
I was going to use the title ‘After the Lord Mayor’s show’ but Gary Lineker beat me to it on last night’s MOTD. It was fairly obvious to all but the most blinkered City fan that after last Sunday’s incredible game and result, anything would be an anticlimax.
It was also clear, as the game went on, that Palace had done just as good a job on us as we had done on Manchester United. They didn’t let the players settle and when chances occurred – such as when Vardy was in a good position in front of goal in the first half – the Palace defenders put their bodies on the line and made their goal a fortress.
I was under severe difficulties actually seeing what was happening. I’ve moaned about fans standing before and hoped that things would improve in the Premiership, but yet again the stewards made no attempt to make people sit down and for people like me (only just over 5 foot tall) it made life very difficult; I feel really sorry for those who are unable for stand for 90 + minutes.
I had a thin slice of the pitch with a reasonable view but for anything down the flanks, I had to rely on the big screen just to my right. I had to wait to watch MOTD to see what the Palace goals were like and it was very disappointing to see that both of them came from set pieces and both could have been avoided.