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Cardiff City Canter To Coventry Victory

Cardiff City Canter To Coventry Victory

Cardiff City played some nice football last night to record a 2-0 win over Coventry City who looked tidy and compact but never really threatened as goals from Anthony Gerrard and Peter Whittingham gave the Bluebirds the win.

City went ahead just minutes into the game as a corner evaded everyone only for McPhail to collect and whip in a brilliant cross allowing Anthony Gerrard to power home his first Cardiff goal. Ironically, Coventry had their best opportunity moments later when slack marking on the Cardiff left allowed a cross to come in, headed back across goal but Marshall smartly kept out Morrison's effort.

After that, Cardiff proceeded to dominate with Whittingham, Matthews and Chopra going close for Cardiff. Several dangerous free-kick positions were wasted but Eastwood was completely anonymous for Coventry and they failed to create further chances.

After the break, Coventry continued their neat football and began to grow in confidence. However, Cardiff also looked dangerous and Jay Bothroyd was in imperious form to collect and distribute possession whilst closing down his man to great effect on several occasions.

Chris Burke was causing no end of problems for the Coventry left-back who was beaten all ends up numerous times with Bothroyd, Chopra and Whittingham nearly profiting. Eventually, Burke made such a mockery of Van Aanholt that he rugby tackled the Scotsman who was running at him full pelt. That resulted in a booking and he was immediately hauled off by Chris Coleman - presumably to avoid further embarassment.

The game was put beyond doubt when Chopra picked up a dreadful back-pass by Coventry but saw his shot saved by Westwood. Chops picked up the loose ball and found Bothroyd who was nudged as he shot. There wasn't great contact, and you rarely see them given but the timing of the push was significant and Bothroyd had no keeper to beat. Whittingham stepped up to seal the win.

Chopra hit the post for Cardiff after a superb Burke flick put him through but it didn't matter. Coventry created one final chance when Marshall saved Best's low shot but the Bluebirds thoroughly deserved the win - making up ground on Newcastle and West Brom who both lost.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday October 21 2009
Time: 11:36AM

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