Looks very windy in Manchester. Makes it harder for the team that has possession most.
QPR sitting VERY deep when they lose possession. Can they do a Chelsea? Probably not.
Will Bolton going down 0-1 affect the way that QPR play?
QPR trying to make the game as short as possible by keeping it 0-0. The longer a game stays 0-0, the more chance there is of an upset.
Will Man. Utd. going ahead 1-0 add to the pressure?
22 minutes in and Man City need to move the ball quicker, switch the play more (make QPR move side to side more) and be more aggressive in 1v1 situations.
City’s best chance is to allow QPR to attack and the counter on QPR – once QPR get back, tough to break them down. If QPR try and dribble out of defense and lose the ball they could be in trouble.
De Jong warming up – need to get Yaya further forward? (or get him to make late runs into box).
Keep getting ball into feet of forwards in the box = chances of penalties.
Is Yaya injured? Yaya at 75% better than the other options? Situation made for Ballotelli!!!
Dzeko could be a good shout – many crosses are going unchallenged…
— NOTE — I am now watching this game 30 minutes behind schedule because of Mother’s Day celebrations 🙂
Zabaleta has just scored!!! 1-0. This just reinforces my point about the unpredictability of the game!
And Bolon have scored and they’re winning 2-1 – this will have major impact on the way QPR approach 2nd half.
— HALF-TIME! —
This is where the coach makes his money! Toure is off and DeJong has replaced him. Not such a big deal now that City are up 1-0. This may have an effect if QPR equalize however.
QPR will have to commit more players forward in order to get an equalizer. Not necessarily immediately however. They may keep an eye on the Bolton game, keep it at 0-1 and then attack the last 15 minutes.
MCFC offense strategy needed to get QPR defense turned around.
City will be able to attack on the counter and take advantage of pace of Aguero up top. City more conventional 4-4-2 in 2nd half?
QPR will not score. City will be able to counter. Final 3-0. Balotelli will score if he comes on as sub.