Super Mac spot on for City

Last updated : 26 October 2008 By Michael Morris
Four of those goals have come from the penalty spot with the lastest being the winning goal at the City Ground.

The win lifts City into 4th place in the table with Just Birmingham, Wolves and Reading ahead of us.

For the large part Nottingham Forest were the team creating more chances but a superb display from Tom Heaton kept them out. City were stretched defensivly at times but superb tackling and blocking added to the saves made by Heaton.

City did have chances. Bothroyd volleyed wide when it looked easier to score, Johnson headed wide from a superbly taken Paul Parry corner and Whittingham late on put a shot inches wide but the better chances were at the other end with Forest.

Heaton saved superbly in the first half to push the ball past the post and his handling was excellent with several crosses claimed. His 'pièce de resistance' was to deny Robert Earnshaw when then former City strker was through on goal as the game came to a close.

2,200 City fans sang loud and proud all game and kept the home fans quiet. The only vocal offering from the Forest fans was to aim personal abuse at Dave Jones, who of course had the last laugh with the result.

Robert Earnshaw received a tremendous reception when he came on for Forest, all the City fans applauded him on. Not sure how happy the Forest fans are going to be though after he answered calls to do the Ayatollah.

City lost Darren Purse to injury at half time with Gabor Gyepes coming on. He did ok in the second half apart from being left for dead by Earnshaw for the chance mentioned above that was saved by Heaton.

Comminges came on the replace the injured Kennedy in the first half and City's final change was to replace the tiring Joe Ledley with Peter Whittingham with 15 mins to go.

The result was massive and it stands City in good stead for the two upcoming home games against Blackpool on Tuesday and the live TV game against Wolves next Saturday.