By Steve Sutcliffe | In Micah's Say
Manchester City ended their three league game losing streak as they secured a 2-2 draw against Hull City at the KC Stadium, and Micah gave his thoughts on an entertaining encounter exclusively to MicahRichards.com.
A mistake by Tal Ben Haim saw Daniel Cousin give the hosts an early lead, though City were level after 37 minutes when Stephen Ireland capitalised on a defensive lapse in Hull’s own backline to level the score.
As the game moved towards half-time, Ireland scored his and the Eastlander’s second to give Mark Hughes’ men a deserved lead after some fine work down the left flank by Javier Garrido, the Republic of Ireland international eventually slotting the ball into the back of the net from 18 yards.
However, City old-boy Geovanni looked threatening during the course of the match, flashing a volley just over the crossbar midway through the second-half, and it was from the Brazilian’s free-kick that Vincent Kompany deflected the ball into the visitor’s goal to equalise for Hull.
While Micah struggled to hide his disappointment in acknowledgement of the fact that City again surrendered the three points, the 20-year old felt there were plenty of positives to take from the match as they approach difficult fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United in the coming weeks.
“If you score two goals away from home you should win, but today we got a point, we played good football and looked dangerous going forward,” Micah said.
“Their first goal was a sickener as we were on top and it was a sucker punch but we fought back well, though obviously I’m disappointed we didn’t hold onto our lead.
“There are a lot of positives if you look back. We are creating a lot of chances, so scoring is not the problem, and I think as a team we need to improve defensively.
“But the morale of the team is high, even though we have been on a bit of a bad run of form, so we’re all looking forward to the next couple of games.”
It’s been a satisfying few days for the powerful defender, with news that he had been included in Fabio Capello’s 23-man squad for England’s friendly clash with Germany on Wednesday, and Micah outlined his aim of cementing his place in the senior set-up.
“Getting back into the senior side was a major boost for me so I was really happy in the build up to Sunday’s game,” he concluded. “I will try and do all I can to make sure I stay in the squad.”