Cardiff City 1-2 Birmingham City: Disappointing
Cardiff City were again toothless and were made to look ineffective by an organised and calm Birmingham outfit. Cardiff started brightly and Paul Parry had a free header only to head tamely at Taylor.
This miss proved costly as Brum winger Quincy fed the ball through a static and bemused Bluebirds defence, McFadden slotting home for an early opener.
Despite enjoying more possession, Cardiff failed to capitalise though were unlucky on numerous occasions as luck deseted them. McCormack got behind the defence twice, but was un-supported as he was pushed wide while Whittingham's close range effort was superbly blocked. Roger Johnson headed a corner powerfully only for the outstanding Lee carsley to clear off the line.
However, City went into the break 2-0 down after Arsenal loanee Quincy cut inside before volleying home an excellent shot from 20 yards.
After the break, Birmingham consolidated and seemed relaxed and content to break with speed. Cardiff forced a number of corners but picked out Jaidi all game and looked unable to create chances.
The introduction of Marcus Bent created a fiery atmosphere and with just 5 minutes to go, Ross McCormack gave the Bluebirds hope after tricking his way inside to unleash a fine left footed effort across Taylor.
However, City couldn't find an equaliser and lose their unbeaten league record. The late goal was a huge bonus, and meant the game wasnt a huge disaster but we have plenty of problems. The midfield is definitely not functioning while in attack we are sluggish and missing the killer instinct.
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