In a game that, on paper, favoured the home side, the opening flourishes were all City. Our former hero Carlos Tevez busied himself in the West Ham penalty area, linking up well with SWP and Martin Petrov who was making his return to first team action in over a year. Tevez opened the scoring on 4 minutes following a cross from Petrov; he duly apologised to the 900 West Ham faithful behind Rob Green’s goal.
Are we going to use the word ‘unlucky’ when we reminisce about our season? Having now been edged out of the Carling Cup in the third round by Bolton after extra-time.