Annis Abraham : Shocked, stunned but happy

My View/Opinion



Rotherham 1 Cardiff City 3

Crowd 8,534 Incl 396 Cardiff fans

Cardiff City: Marshall, Connolly, Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Kennedy, McAleny, Macheda, Revell.

Subs : Moore, Fabio, O’Keefe, Noone, Harris, Jones, Doyle.

A Long Tuesday night trip and a new ground to every City fan who had travelled. I was looking to this game as maybe,just maybe 3pts for City,even though we had only won 2 of our previous 15 League games under Slade, Rotherham before today had conceded 14 goals in their last 5 League games and had only managed 1 win,making them very vulnerable at the back. City had only scored 5 goals in their last 9 games,but tonight we were in for a shock.

For the first 15 minutes it was all Rotherham including a 12th minute disallowed goal for offside. City could not string a pass together,every second ball not won, even up to the 24th minute Rotherham were in control. City had a corner kick,taken by Joe Ralls in the 24th minute and bang a header by Manga 1 nil City, against the total run off play. 26th minutes another corner by Joe Ralls and Macheda volley 2 nil City. Bloody hell, 35th minute and McAlemy shot and yes 3 nil. City fans were in total shock and more than happy.

City controlled the rest of the first half and if I was the Rotherham manager,I would be dismayed as they had played all the football, yet were 3 nil down. Marshall limped off at half time.

Rotherham 0 City 3

Moore replaced Marshall.

Second half started like the first half all Rotherham. Doyle replaced Macheda late on. Revell and McAleny made the Rotherham keeper make a double save,that was all from City. Jones replaced Revell Moore had to make a great single handed save as Rotherham kept going forward,City were looking very complacent. 80th minute Rotherham pulled one back. Then Rotherham looked like they had pulled another one back, but thankfully the Ref blew for a foul on Moore. I have to say, not a great performance,but more than happy to win 3-1 away.

All the City players came over to us,then Slade came over and did a punch in the air,to a loud applause from the City faithful.

Now for the long journey home.

My Man of the Match Joe Ralls :thumbright:

Up next Charlton home on Saturday :thumbright: