Keegan feeling the strain
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The drab stalemate at The City of Manchester stadium made it 13 Premiership games without a win for City, and Keegan admitted his side had to start winning if his position was not to come under threat.
Asked if he felt under pressure, the former England coach responded: "I think so.
"Let's see what happens in the next few games. We can't keep saying we were unlucky.
"I don't want a vote of confidence! I've not talked to the chairman. You need to get him on here and ask him.
"I am going to keep my head down, work hard and keep the players' spirits up. That's my job.
"If the rest doesn't take care of itself we all know what happens.
"It's pretty difficult to know what to say to the players.
"We played well, we worked hard, we kept a clean sheet.
"They had one shot in about the 88th minute when we were pushing and trying to get the luck to turn our way."
However, Keegan took time out to pay handsome tribute to Birmingham goalkeeper Maik Taylor, whom he bought when at Fulham, who produced a stunning man-of-the-match display to frustrate the hosts.
"I didn't realise how good he was when I bought him from Southampton," he continued. "He did a terrific job for me there.
"He was tremendous today. Some of the saves he made he had no right to make. Give him all credit.
"He made some extraordinary saves but we haven't had the rub of the green.
"At this moment we are struggling to win but we are playing well."