You’d have to be pretty gutted to only come away with a point after going 2-0 and cruising against Fulham at home.
Here’s how the City blogs saw it.
Prior to today, we had not dropped any points having led in a game so to let a 2-0 lead slip (and so soon after going ahead) at home is disappointing and a missed opportunity, particularly given results elsewhere over the weekend when a top four spot was up for grabs.
Of most concern is the goals we are leaking. We started off the season looking secure at the back, but it is now six league games (plus one in the Carling Cup) since we shut a side out. The past three games (taking three points from nine) shows the value of this is, and how costly it can be if you don’t get it right.
Right let me get this out of the way, what I say about City is not reflection on Fulham. We helped Fulham to be able to play a bit more freely because we were awful, apart from that Fulham deserved their point and played very well.
To be honest, City only have themselves to blame: They took their foot off the gas after their second goal and let Fulham back into the game. City decided to sit back and invite Fulham on to them. Damian Duff scored the first goal for the Cottagers when blasted the ball past Shay Given’s right hand. Things were still comfortable, but City let it slip. Clint Dempsey then made it 2-2 when he rose above the City defence.