Now, now. You would expect a club placed as high as Manchester City in the English Premier League to storm past rock bottom Derby County. Sven-Goran Eriksson anticipated 3 easy points for his Blues when they played them on Wednesday in the Premiership but at the end of the day, had to remain satisfied with just a single point.
ITV quotes a visibly frustrated Eriksson telling that they actually dropped two points against Derby instead of gaining 1 point. The former England head coach says:
It was two points lost today. I think we deserved a win if you look at the chances we created. We made three or four very, very good chances in the first half – and for the goal they scored, we helped them with because it was a shot that would have gone 10 yards past the goal. Sun and Hart were very unlucky there. I was disappointed last Sunday when we were knocked out of the FA Cup – but today I can’t complain to the players because I thought the attitude was right. We stood up; we fought; we created chances, wanted to win the game. I think we were a little bit unlucky – but that’s part of football.
Man City move into the top six in spite of this draw as Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Wednesday shoved them to 7th in the table.