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Classy Cardiff City Outplay Portsmouth

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.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Sunday August 29 2010
Time: 9:12AM

Comments

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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@
29/08/2010 12:08:00
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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
29/08/2010 15:23:00
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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
29/08/2010 16:32:00
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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
30/08/2010 14:11:00
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hey pompey we couldn't give a crap how we played we still beat you.
aderynglas
31/08/2010 13:56:00
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