Annis Abraham : Cardiff City more than stunned me

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Cardiff City 3 Ipswich Town 1

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Marshall, Brayford, Fabio, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone, Pilkington, Macheda, Le Fondre.

I was away for the Forest match So I only ever watched the highlights.

After watching clueless football under Ole Solskjaer since January and players with no desire. Tonight I can honestly say I was more than stunned by the change in our teams desire,hunger,fightback and football over all.

Well done Russell Slade so far,BUT I wont really comment over all until at least 6 games in.

For me when Ipswich scored in the 29th minute it was against the run of play and City did not deserve to go 1 nil down. Immediately I thought here we go, but no City went straight at them and continued to attack and Peter Whittingham showed that he has not lost the class he had a few years ago with a wonder goal in the 37th minutes to make it 1-1.

City never lied down and this I loved.

1-1 at half-time, City edged it for me .

We came out in the second half even more up for it and within 2 minutes Macheda had made it 2-1.

On the 48th minute Cardiff fans along with Ipswich fans did a minutes applause for the Aberfan disaster 48 years ago.

In the 54th minute Craig Noone had a superb shot saved by the Ipswich goalie.

It was all Cardiff and in the 68th minute Le Fondre shot and i think it was deflected in to make it 3-1 to City.

Did not look good for Macheda,as he went off injured, which looks like a hamstring injury. Joe Ralls replaced him.

The ref for me was poor, but who cares City deservedly won 3-1.

Russell Slade at the final whistle went to all 4 sides of the ground and applauded then punched the air with his fist Hmmmm?(Malky)

Gunnarson for me gave a battling display,over all great team performance,
Man of the match for me Fabio

Every team dropping points at the top, only Derby looking good,its all to play for.

Am I getting carried away with 2 wins, def not, but I am more than happy tonight.

Millwall next.