Cardiff City - Cardiff City 2-1 Coventry City
UK time is: 15:53:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff City 2-1 Coventry City

Cardiff City rode their luck at times to record a valuable win over Coventry City at Ninian Park with the visitors missing a number of decent chances as Cardiff City again struggled to dominate.

It was Cardiff City who took the lead, slightly against the run of play. A brilliant Whittingham pass released Jay Bothroyd on the right, there was plenty left to do but Bothroyd showed good pace and determination to fly past the defender before angling a shot past Westwood.

In the second half, Cardiff looked the better side. Nevertheless, a moment of real controversy saved some blushes after a Freddie Eastwood 'goal' was ruled out in bizarre circumstances. Coventry had possession in their own half and quickly moved up-field culminating in a neat pass and finish by Eastwood. However, after 30 seconds celebration by the Sky Blues and remonstration with the referee by City - Roger East consulted with his assistant only to disallow the goal.

From my position in the bob bank, I clearly saw the assistant raise his flag early in the move only to quickly put it down. As McPhail & co realised - it was for a handball and not offside as the referree assumed. Despite seeing the flag, even when the referee consulted - I didn't believe the goal would be disallowed so credit to Mr East for his bravery.

A number of chances went begging to extend the lead, a Purse shot was brilliantly saved while Bothroyd's header from a McCormack cross was also dealt with by Westwood before a wicked Kennedy cross narrowly evaded the former Wolves man. With just minutes to go, Ledley was felled in the box allowing McCormack to seal the points with another well taken spot-kick.

Of course, City couldnt win the easy way and some sloppy defending allowed Scott Dann to grab a consolation and set up a nervy 5 minutes added time. Nevertheless a crucial win for City, if a little fortunate.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 1 2008

Time: 10:40PM

Your Comments

agree agin shroom! we dominated most of the match but again were slightly overrun infield. credit to bothroyd and mccormack who both found acres of space today unlike the birmingham game!! Dunno how we conceded at the end. blame that on us being to deep again when we need not have bothered at 2-0 up and cruising with both mccormack and bothroyd lookin dangerous constantly. mccormack's desire to score more also gets my approval as he looked to continuosly push up at 2-0 up rather than sit back which our midfield did when there was noi real need! I JUST HOPE RIDSDALE DOESN'T allow mccormack to go at the end of the season, the guy is quality for his age and should get 15-20 goals this season. Whittingham was dissapointing apart from pass for our firtst goal! BLUEBIRDS!!!!
great win for cardiff
lil blackpoolgas
then you only draw at consistancy.....

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Video - Burnley Highlights (h) (Sunday November 29 2015)

Stats: Cardiff v Burnley (Saturday November 28 2015)

Cardiff v Burnley - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)

Vital Preview - Cardiff v Burnley (Friday November 27 2015)

Crewe Loan Spell For Ajayi (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match Day Officials v Burnley (Thursday November 26 2015)

Slade - Best Team Won (Monday November 23 2015)

Cardiff Announce Watt Deal (Monday November 23 2015)

Vital Report - Derby 2-0 Cardiff (Monday November 23 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. westonal 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 2 Burnley
Derby County 2 - 0 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 0 Bristol City
Cardiff 2 - 0 Reading
Leeds Utd 1 - 0 Cardiff
Ipswich 0 - 0 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Ipswich 18 7 7 4 3 28
8. Sheff Wed 18 7 7 4 3 28
9. Reading 18 7 6 5 5 27
10. Cardiff 18 6 8 4 3 26
11. Brentford 17 7 3 7 -1 24
12. Q.P.R. 18 6 5 7 -2 23
13. Fulham 18 5 7 6 1 22

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Video - Burnley Highlights (h)
Cardiff : 29/11/2015 14:29:01
Video - Fulham Highlights (a)
Preston : 29/11/2015 14:25:01
Video - Reading Highlights (h)
Forest : 29/11/2015 14:22:01
Video - Middlesbrough Highlights (h)
Huddersfield : 29/11/2015 14:14:00
Video - Ipswich Highlights (h)
Charlton : 29/11/2015 14:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 0%
Peltier 0%
Morrison 0%
Connolly 0%
Malone 0%
Noone 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Ralls 50%
Whittingham 50%
Watt 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - Mason 0%
Sub - O'Keefe 0%
Sub - Macheda 0%