Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Defensive Blunders as Wolves Win

Cardiff City Defensive Blunders as Wolves Win

Cardiff City were dealt a sucker blow by table-topping Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday but could only blame themselves after gifting the leaders 2 soft goals inside 10 minutes.


Roger Johnson completely mistimed a header and Chris Iwelumo could hardly believe his luck as a hopeful long ball saw him clear on goal to fire across Heaton. Frustration became disbelief just minutes later when the static defence called in vain for offside allowing Ebanks-Blake to score in almost exactly the same way.


The stunned crowd were given hope as Whittingham grew into the game and looked a threat and McCormack extended his run of good form by collecting a cross and firing home from 12 yards - he was afforded too much space but did superbly to fire home.


Cardiff were badly hampered by an injury to Jay Bothroyd and the Parry/McCormack partenrship never really clicked. The second half saw a few more chances but we were relatively easily contained by Wolves. McCormack went through on goal but couldn't quite lift the ball over Ikeme and hurt himself in the process - Eddie Johnson the replacement.


To be fair to Johnson, he did really well in the air - but there was no end product. Johnson had one effort on goal saved by Ikeme at the death while Andy Keogh should have scored after outpacing Comminges only to fire wide.


You just cant gift goals against the likes of Wolves and we gave ourselves too much to do. More worrying than the defeat is the loss of Bothroyd and McCormack to hamstring injuries - a loan player may be coming in as cover.





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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday November 3 2008
Time: 9:48AM

Comments

0
just learn from these mistakes......
lincolnblue
03/11/2008 10:19:00
0
eddie johnson did play well, and everyone gave him a lot support when he came on, i was stunned when DJ brought comingues on to replace bothroyd instead of eddie, seeing him play the last 30 mins of the game made me feel like if he'd been given the chance in the first half he may have made a difference, or at least he would have laid of Ross with a few headers, eddie won almost all these especially his first touch! if parry had been more alert we could have got someting as he did not seem himself on saturday. like i sad at the start of the season, we do not have a strong enough squad!!
chrisgti
03/11/2008 17:12:00
0
i thought (barring the first 10-15 minutes) we actually outplayed Wolves in many areas of the game, and were unlucky not to have grabbed the equaliser. R.Johnson comes to mind from a corner. Fingers crossed Ross and Jay aren't out for too long.
ozbluebird
04/11/2008 10:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff City v Brighton - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Brighton the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Vital Preview - Championship, 1st-3rd Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with three points of course the aim.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cardiff City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Suggested By:
Cardiff win0%
Brighton win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 1:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football