Bony Fails Again

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It’s tough to see Wilfried Bony going through this barren spell.

The striker has now gone 20 club matches without a goal, and he was presented with a couple of excellent opportunities at Hull.

His lack of confidence was summed up on the stroke of half-time.

Through on goal, Bony was ponderous in his movement, allowing the ageing Michael Dawson to get back and tackle before he could pull the trigger.

In the second half Bony snatched at a shot from close range whilst his movement when Phil Bardsley soared down the right wing on one occasion smacked of a man lacking in confidence- pulling back rather than driving towards the near post for a tap-in.

Again, Bony’s frustrations were clear to see as he continuously pushed deeper at the KCOM Stadium. Whilst this makes space further up the pitch, it leaves the wingers with little options to cross to in the middle.

He won just two aerial duels all afternoon, whilst his replacement for the final 20 minutes, Mame Diouf, managed three.

After the match I asked Michael Owen what he thought of Bony on Premier League Tonight and, quite simply, Owen admitted “I’m not his greatest fan.”

Owen would prefer to see Peter Crouch given a chance, and whilst I’m not sure the big man is the answer, Bony has to hit the back of the net sooner rather than later before Mark Hughes takes him out of the firing line.

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