Flare play as City hold Spurs

Last updated : 11 January 2007 By Michael Morris
If City would have won the game then it would have been deserved for the amount of possession but as with the league games we struggled to create enough decent chances. The best chance fell to Michael Chopra, the City striker latched onto a poor headed backpass but he could not direct his effort goalwards.

Neil Alexander produced a point blank save in the second half and Spurs put a couple of efforts just wide.

There was some shenanigans off the pitch. About 10 - 15 mins from the end there was a commotion in the away section. Several stewards and police were involved as fracas ensued with the Spurs fans

Seconds later a flare was lit in the Grange End, something you expect to see at the San Siro rather than Ninian Park. The "lads" on the City side of the Grange End swayed towards the line of stewards but nothing seemed to occur other than some posturing.

The rain fell constantly during the game and in the Canton Stand a pump was set up to relieve the walkway, in front of the stand, of water.

Sky got themselves an entertaining game of football but alas no goals.

That was City's 4th 0 - 0 draw in the last 5 games and their 6th draw in the last 7 matches played.