Date:Monday August 10 2009
Cardiff City brought the season in with a bang after a ruthless 4-0 victory over Scunthorpe United. However, whilst this was a welcome return to form and fortune - the game could have been very different and we will certainly find other Championship teams a more difficult proposition. Despite the heavy defeat, Scunthorpe Utd were actually the better team and really should have scored after just 40 seconds when Gary Hooper went clean through on goal only to badly scuff his effort.
It was an even contest as Cardiff City got the opener in fortunate fashion. It was McCormack`s ingenuity that manufactured a chance for Whittingham whose low shot deflected off Chopra`s boot and looped into the net over a helpless Murphy.
Shortly later, it was two nil again McCormack the provider. He freed Kennedy, who fed Ledley to shoot. Bothroyd converting from close range at the back post. A Chopra free-kick flew over for the Bluebirds while the Iron were restricted to hopeful long range efforts.
Just moments before the break, Cardiff City notched the killer blow. Bothroyd looked to have missed his chance to shoot but back-heeled to Chopra. There was still lots to do but chops dummied to find space and launched a rasping drive into the net from an angle. An emphatic finish.
HT: Cardiff City 3-0 Scunthorpe Utd
All smiles at the Cardiff City stadium, with a number of players doing well. Ledley, McCormack and Chopra were proving a handful while Quinn was especially impressive at the back.
Cardiff City understandably slowed the pace second half but were lucky to maintain their advantage as a woeful Hudson mistake sent Scunthorpe clear. However, a lack of decisiveness and awareness cost them their chance and Gerrard recovered to spare his team-mate`s blushes. Whittingham and McCormack sent free-kicks over the bar and Bothroyd hit the post for Cardiff - Scunthorpe rarely created but caused havoc with two looping crosses that deceived Marshall.
We got behind the Iron defense on numerous occasions, and showed good awareness to pull the ball back into space. Substitute Burke, Quinn, McPhail and McCormack all created shooting opportunities from such positions but could have been encouraged to shoot themselves when well placed.
With just moments to go, Cardiff City grabbed a welcome fourth to wrap up the victory when the lively Burke rounded his man and drove towards the goal only to be felled from behind. Chopra was off, McCormack walked determinedly away so Whittingham fired low to end the game on a high.
FT: Cardiff City 4-0 Scunthorpe Utd
Click here to sign up for Vital CARDIFF CITY.
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Bournemouth In Round Three (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Ole Pleased With Port Vale Win (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Vital Report: Port Vale 2 Cardiff 3 (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Stats: Port Vale v Cardiff (Tuesday August 26 2014)
Vital Preview: Port Vale v Cardiff (Tuesday August 26 2014)
Rotation Continues For Ole (Monday August 25 2014)
Ole - Wolves Deserved It - Sort Of (Sunday August 24 2014)
Vital Report: Wolves 1 Cardiff 0 (Sunday August 24 2014)
Stats: Wolves v Cardiff (Saturday August 23 2014)
Vital Preview: Wolves v Cardiff (Friday August 22 2014)
|6. Sheff Wed||4||2||2||0||2||8|
|7. Derby County||4||2||1||1||4||7|
|Cherries Away Days: Norwich
» Bournemouth : 28/08/2014 08:00:00
|LUFC Hockaday - Murphy was irresponsible
» Leeds Utd : 28/08/2014 07:33:00
|Adryan arriving in Leeds to complete loan move
» Leeds Utd : 28/08/2014 07:20:00
|Tindall: We have a strong and flexible squad
» Bournemouth : 28/08/2014 07:14:00
|LUFC On This Day - August 28th
» Leeds Utd : 28/08/2014 07:12:00