|Posted by dublinbrummie on February 1, 2009 at 1:11 PM|
Blues 3 - Middlesbrough 0, 26/04/03 by Alan.
It was good to see everyone playing with such confidence and composure. Blues started off bright and were rewarded with Duga's superb strike. A hint of offside? I think everyone in the ground thought so as he collected the ball, but as always play to the whistle. He did and was suitably rewarded. The second goal from a free kick was as a result of Duga being tripped on the edge of the area and Middlebrough delaying setting up the wall, as they had done previously. Clemence took the shot, no messing and the ref allowed the goal. Upto half time and the early part of the second half the game died a little, but Blues were never in any danger. Ten minutes from the end a superb cross from Savage was met on the far post by Lazaridis to head in - his second this season with the head!!! A special mention must be made of the energy of Savage - for a man carrying an injury he was amazing. Deservedly Irish player of the year.