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2007/08 Review: December – featuring Stoke, Plymouth, Sheffield United, Colchester, Scunthorpe, Charlton and Wolves.

On 1st December City travelled to the Britannia Stadium to meet high-flying Stoke. Darren Huckerby gave the Canaries a 5th minute lead before Carl Cort equalised for the Potters in the first minute of the second-half, and in the last minute Richard Cresswell broke Canary hearts with the winner for the home side.

Three days later Plymouth were the visitors to Carrow Road. Following the Home Park mauling three weeks earlier it couldn’t possibly be any worse – and thankfully it wasn’t. Ched Evans scored just two minutes into his debut and Huckerby’s 87th minute penalty eased the nerves, but there was still time for Argyle to pull one back through Timar in the 89th minute.

A fourth win in five games was secured against Sheffield United. Evans made it two in two for the Welshman but there was a huge let-off for City when Matthew Kilgallon’s last minute header was ruled-out for offside.

A pretty dire 1-1 draw took place at Layer Road against Colchester the week later in front of the Sky cameras, Danny Granville’s late own goal giving City a point.

Jamie Cureton’s 78th minute goal was enough to seal all three points at Glanford Park against Scunthorpe, and 2007 was rounded off with 1-1 draws against both Charlton on Boxing Day and Wolves three days later at Carrow Road.

Monthly Stats

Games played – 7.

Won – 3.

Lost – 1.

Drawn – 3.

Goals Scored – 8.

Goals Conceded – 6.

Win % – 43%.

Position after last league game – 20th.

Monthly verdict

Three wins and three draws in seven, the fightback was on.

Check back tomorrow for the review of January, featuring Palace, Bury, Barnsley, Leicester and Southampton…



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