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BLUES SHOW STICKABILITY IN TOFFEELAND

22-12-2009

Blues failed to equal their club record run of six top flight wins in a row, but Andy Munro wasn’t complaining after a hard fought draw at Goodison.

To say that Blues were under the cosh for most of the game was an understatement but the context was starkly brought home when I was listening to Tom Ross who pointed out that the Everton sub Yakubu had cost £15 m – near enough three times Blues all time record signing!

Everton’s early goal was disappointing with Blues’ defence uncharacteristically powderpuff in allowing Everton to score.

The Toffees should have made it two nil with a goal that, to be honest, their play deserved but was wrongly disallowed for offside.

Consequently Blues’ equaliser was a surprise but an excellent goal nevertheless with some great play by Chucho who laid a great ball off to Larsson. Seb’s finish was superbly taken but a lot of credit for creating the room that he had must go to Lee Bowyer’s decoy run into the box.

The second half was slightly less torrid but Saha (another £10m plus signing) was always dangerous – only Stephen Carr’s late intervention stopped him doing a Maradona.

In fairness, the Blues’ central defence were again rocks on which the opposition attacks foundered – even with Roger J limping through the last 20 minutes – let’s hope that it’s not serious.

On Boxing Day we entertain Chelski and for once the pressure will be on them!

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