CITY suffered their first loss of 2022 with a woeful display against Carlisle.

T&A chief sports writer SIMON PARKER saw the 2-0 defeat at Brunton Park and provides the match stats and his player ratings.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Yann Songo’o was the pick of a very poor bunch – having a goal harshly ruled out for a nudge on the keeper and receiving a booking that didn’t look a foul.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

If the Songo’o “goal” had counted to put City in front, the afternoon could have panned out very differently.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

The total absence of any fightback after the break following Jordan Gibson’s opener – City’s second half was woeful.

TACTICS

Derek Adams stuck with the same team and subs from Barrow. New signing Dion Pereira missed out after feeling unwell.

REFEREE: Andy Haines (Tyne & Wear)

BOOKINGS: Songo’o, Angol, Watt (City)

ATTENDANCE: 4,996

SHOTS ON TARGET: Carlisle 3 City 0

SHOTS OFF TARGET: Carlisle 6 City 9

CORNERS: Carlisle 6 City 7

FOULS: Carlisle 5 City 18

PLAYER RATINGS

CARLISLE: Howard 6, Mellor 7, Armer 6, McDonald 6, Feeney 6, Guy 7, Whelan 7, Dickenson 6, Gibson 8, Mellish 6, Omotoye 7 (Patrick 75min). Subs (not used): Abrahams, Fishburn, Riley, Senior, Devine, Norman.

CITY: Hornby 5, Threlkeld 4 (Foulds 60min, 5), O'Connor 4, Kelleher 4, Ridehalgh 5, Watt 4, Songo'o 6, Gilliead 4, Cooke 4 (Robinson 77min), Angol 4, Cook 5 (Vernam 29min, 4). Subs (not used): Lavery, Sutton, Cousin-Dawson, O'Donnell.