As I keep warning, this bloody relegation battle could yet get messy. You look at all the permutations and you think, surely we can't go down, but should Wigan get a result at the Etihad, the nightmare may yet happen. Unless we can get something tonight!
To be fair, we did not look like relegation candidates during that first 45, but we all know how the Mancs come on strong in the final third of a game. You'd have to fancy them to win at this stage as Demel tires and they start to exploit gaps down our flanks.
The goal apart, Collins has again been superb, but he was pulled out of position when Demel went missing and from there, the entire defensive unit was at sixes and sevens. Reid was sucked across too and missed his block and even Carlton would have netted in Valencia's position.
Our goal was excellent. Jarvis made it to the touchline in a throw back to the days of Devonshire and stood up a lovely cross. Carroll was going for goal, but Vaz Te was on hand to head home as the ball was heading wide.
Carroll has played like a bull. Nolan is playing the picador and Jarvis has been something of a matador. Here comes the second half. Come on Man City!