The Observer summed up this game from a City perspective when Jussi Jaaskelainen was named its Star Man of the week’s fixtures.
The Bolton stopper produced a number of fine saves but the double block resulting from a Geovanni point blank header has us wondering how the laws of physics actually work, as the angle and speed of the Brazilian’s effort from an Andy Dawson flighted free kick seemed so perfect.
Amongst all this and other fine work, the Finn had earlier denied our ridiculously gifted South American hero another spectacular free kick goal, and when you add Marlon King hitting the bar we could have played all night and never scored.
Truly just one of those days and nothing to worry about in the long run as the creation of so many chances proves that we are still playing well.
My only worry was that we lacked intensity in the first half, which may have been a hangover from the Manchester United game. It’s important that we put teams such as Bolton away when they come to Walton Street, as this will determine our progress in this League given how tight matters are this year. It is possible that 40 points won’t be enough, as everyone seems to have the ability to produce a result against the odds.
A relieved Gary Megson had this to say about his ‘keeper; “"He will get the headlines, and rightly so because his performance was unbelievable, as good as you are ever going to see”.
Hull City; Myhill, McShane, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson (Ricketts 64), Boateng (Folan 73), Ashbee, Marney, Geovanni, King, Cousin (Mendy 54).
Subs Not Used: Duke, Barmby, Garcia, Halmosi.Att: 24,903