Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Rally To Grab Crucial Point

Cardiff City Rally To Grab Crucial Point

Cardiff City grabbed a point from the brink of defeat by scoring two late goals against Charlton Athletic last night. Whilst a point against the bottom club appears disappointing - it was a crucial comeback and should lift the spirits of our boys who looked nervous and lacked conviction and quality.


Dave Jones made a few changes as expected, most notably recalling Tom Heaton at the expense of Stuart Taylor. Neither side settled particularly well but Bothropyd was suprised twice and miscontrolled when well placed. Chopra also went close before Charlton grabbed the lead with a terrible goal to concede as Lloyd Sam's cross dropped to Shelvey who had minutes to hit home from close range.


After the break, we looked more likely to score but were lucky when Zheng Zhi's effort hit the post. The introduction of Chris Burke brought balance and an attacking edge to our play but midway through the second period, Jay Bothroyd did score only for the effort to be ruled out for a foul on the keeper. Bothroyd didn't touch him. With 10 to go, the Addicks won a corner and looked to have won the game as Nicky Bailey smashed home from well inside the area.


Just as it seemed all was lost, Chris Burke scored his first City goal with a great solo effort. He was afforded far to much time and space but continued his run and burst into the Charlton area before prodding home.


With just minutes to go, we found another unlikely hero as GABOR GYEPES showed all the poise and skill of a seasoned finisher to swivel and fire a low shot inside the post - a great finish!


The comeback and the point were both absolutely critical. A defeat would have been bitterly disappointing and added intense pressure onto our squad. Don't underestimate the importance of this result as it takes us within a point of a guaranteed play-off place and will have left the players feeling upbeat rather than disconsulate as they left the pitch.




For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday April 22 2009
Time: 2:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

O'Keefe - Keep Digging Away

O'Keefe admitted to a bit of disappointment at not beating MK Dons but on the flipside it's a game Cardiff didn't lose with him looking for us to go again against Charlton.

No Loan Extension For Ajayi?

Crewe took Ajayi on loan from Cardiff in November, he saw this loan extended in January but when this expires the League 2 side aren't looking to retain his services.

Highlights - MK Dons (h)

Cardiff drew nil-nil with MK Dons in the Championship on Saturday.

Slade - Cutting Edge Cost Us Again

Manager Russell Slade was left bemoaning a lack of cutting edge following the scoreless draw with MK Dons at the weekend.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall2%
Fabio0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Connolly33%
Malone0%
Ameobi16%
O'Keefe33%
Ralls0%
Whittingham0%
Pilkington0%
Lawrence16%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Macheda0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)