Man City ended their up and down campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Bolton. Without a Europa League effort to plan, City now readies for the "season" many have waited for; the transfer season where they look to stockpile talent. That aside a ten-place finish, weighted-down with many sub-par performance is hardly an inspiring one and Mark Hughes can expect a not-so forgiving Eastlands if they do not turn things around quickly. Matches such as these, with virtually nothing on the line expect a feel-good wave to the fans at the end of the day are a peculiar mix.
In the matches lone goal the Citizen's took the lead eight minutes in as Stephen Ireland lifted the ball over the Bolton defenders to Micah Richards, who showed fine style providing the ball for Felipe Caicedo to close out. Opportunities came and went for both sides but with City dominating the run of play but unable the add to the score, the match concluded with a 1-0 victory.
In a highly positive addendum and a point that all true City supporters need to embrace both Vladimir Weiss and Glauber Berti were introduced in the final twenty minutes. To which I'd like to add, while City goes on its shopping spree, it must remember the sanctity of the Academy and never forget the rich talent that is developed regionally.