This is how it feels to be City....
OK but when England win the World Cup with Carrick making no appearances he's not allowed to celebrate or have a picture with the trophy. None at all, not even in the changing rooms.Couldn't give a f**k about this match, and glad that Carrick didn't play -- at least this way, he's fresh for United at the weekend.
What baffled me was Gerrard saying before the game that Ukraine come out all guns blazing for the first half hour and then they tire. Our game plan should have been to retain possession and kill the game whilst Ukraine's tails were up, what were Gerrard's first actions? A couple of Hollywood balls that that conceded possession to Ukraine when he identified them at their most dangerous?!?!?!Moreover we have lampard and Gerrard as our central midfield, so you can be assured of very little dynamism and a lot of predictable long balls that surrender possession.
Lampard stayed in the game because it was his 100th capIt's really not that difficult to figure out that Welbeck's suspension forced Hodgson to leave out Carrick. Lampard had to stay in the team to provide a goal threat.