” RESILIENT CARDIFF CITY ”
Still not great football, but showing signs of a time up for it and fighting for every point
Bournemouth had most of the possesion,but City worthy of a point for their never say die attitude
The stadium looked the emptiest for many a year.
Cardiff City 1 Bournemouth 1
Cardiff City Team : Moore, Fabio, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Connolly, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone, Kennedy, Jones, Revell.
Subs: Wilson, Malone, Gabbidon, Adeyemi, Ralls, O’Keefe, Doyle
Tonight City faced top of the Championship Bournemouth,who had also scored 78 goals this season
City went in to this game after 3 away wins on the trot,but had not won at home for 5 games including 3 defeats,tonight was going to be tough.
Could we cause another shock just like at Brentford on Saturday?we were about to see.
City players ran out to a more than dead stadium, other than the Bournemouth fans making a noise
Bournemouth came at Cardiff from the first second and within 5 minutes hit the crossbar after Kennedy lost the ball.
After about 10 minutes Cardiff took the game to Bournemouth and for a 2 minute period played decent football, then bang a 25 yard shot from Bournemouth beat Moore, 1 nil Bournemouth.
It was all Bournemouth now and City looked set for a hammering
But as the last 10 minutes of the first half came to a close, Cardiff finally took control. Whittingham had a corner headed towards goal by Manga, saved by Boruc. Craig Noone then curled the rebound inches wide.
Morrison then came close, City at last alive
City showed they can play and for a full 10 minutes and injury time we certainly did What was worrying me was when Bournemouth upped their game,we looked terrible,not closing down and even Manga getting beat
To be fair to Revell he worked hard,yet Kenwyne looked totally not interested.
Half-time City 0 Bournemouth 1
Bournemouth started like they did in the first half and hit the post within minutes.
Then went in to a stalemate.
City then got in to the game and a Whittingham corner to Manga 8 yards out,header centre of the goal, bang 1-1
City improving as the game went on and now worthy of a draw
Final minutes all Bournemouth, but thankfully City hold out.
My man of the Match Fabio or Ravell
Up next Birmingham home this Saturday