UK time is: 18:33:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Classy Cardiff City Outplay Portsmouth

Cardiff City produced a bright and energetic performance to register a 2-0 win over skint Portsmouth courtesy of a Hayden Mullins own goal and another strike from Jay Bothroyd - number 6 for the season.

The game was played at good tempo, with both sides guilty of giving posession away too easily. However, it was Cardiff City who showed more attacking intent and closed down effectively - deserving the three points.

Bellamy fired wide after a breathtaking counter attacking move latching on to Burke's cross, before Marc Wilson saw a free-kick well saved by David Marshall. The goal came courtesy of some good pressing, with the impressive Danny Drinkwater dispossessing Wilson, his cross was inadvertently diverted into his own net by Mullins.

A major point in the game arrived when Marshall produced a stunning save to deny David Nugent. That would have made it 1-1 at half time but Marshall's wondersave kept Cardiff in the lead.

City upped their game after the break, Mark Hudson narrowly missing the target with a header before we got the all important second as Bothroyd nipped between a hesitant Pompey defence to seal the game.

Cardiff's defense held firm, with Gyepes and Hudson looking their strongest all season. There were a few dangerous moments to negotiate, but no clear chances and the Bluebirds deserved the win. New recruit Andy Keogh looked to have capped his cameo with a late goal, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

A very welcome away win for Cardiff City, which sees us joint top of the table with QPR. More impressive was the high tempo, and high work-rate on show - a very impressive performance all round.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 9:12AM

Your Comments

classy? really? you didn't have a shot on goal according to the stats (and i can't remember 1) and if our back line wasn't so pathetic it would have been a bore draw, pretty bad performance all round if you ask me!
pompeym@
We (Pompey) were truly awful - you deserved to win because you were better than we were - but classy? LOL! You really weren't very good at all. I've seen Pompey lose to some truly classy sides over the past year and you fell well short. If we hadn't scored the first for you and then gifted you the second with a bow and a ribbon on it you wouldn't have scored. A classy side would have put at least 5 past us. Good luck if you do go up, you'll need it!
tracyc
CLASSY my god your standards are low, out played us - not hard really but i'm not talking about the team here im talking about the fans. Really poor show lads/ lasses. We havent seen so much Police and horses for many years but then when you lot arrived it became obvious why. I trust not VC members but otherwise rude, ignorant, threatening thuggish behaviour. The cup showing was truly a one off.
russellm
had a great day, report written when possibly still on a high but stand by the majority - we did what we needed to do and had a few breathtaking counters - funny how Bothroyd scored if we had no shots on goal?!? By the way, there are some horrible Pompey 'fans' - read the reports if you like, I wont get into it here - but the eye-witness accounts are sickening
bluebirdshroom
hey pompey we couldn't give a crap how we played we still beat you.
aderynglas
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Could Six Points Be Enough? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Five More Points Targeted By Ole (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 (Sunday April 20 2014)

Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Stoke (Saturday April 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)

Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)

Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

The 'Not The Villa Times' News 24/4/14
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 18:26:00
Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 17:58:00
Which One?
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 17:08:00
Moyes?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 16:29:00
Pardew A Symptom Of The Ashley Era
Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:54:00
NUFC Summer Uncertainty
Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:26:00
Glazers to the Rescue
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 68%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 0%
Cala 0%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 16%
Sub - Zaha 0%
Sub - Jones 16%
Sub - John 0%