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Bothroyd Seals Late Win For Cardiff City

Bothroyd Seals Late Win For Cardiff City

Cardiff City snatched a late winner to steal all three points at the Ricoh Arena, courtesy of a classy goal from ex Coventry City striker Jay Bothroyd.

The Sky Blues support jeered ex player Bellamy throughout, but it was local boy Peter Whittingham and another former player Jay Bothroyd who did the damage. Whittingham struck with a penalty just 4 minutes in after Ben Turner hauled back Michael Chopra - the Coventry defender lucky not to be sent off.

THe Bluebirds impressed in a lively first half, with Westwood by far the busier keeper - he was at his best to turn away a fine effort from Cardiff defender Gabor Gyepes while Tom Heaton was alert to punch away several Coventry set-pieces.

With Cardiff well on top, the game turned moments before half-time after Mark Hudson gave away possession in midfield. Gunnarsson wounf the dangerous Gary McSheffrey who cut inside McNaughton and fired across Heaton and into the corner. After dominating the half, Cardiff were level at the interval.

Following the restart, it was Coventry City in the ascendency and while both teams lost the confidence and accuracy of passing, it was the Sky Blues who looked on top. However, there were few clear cut chances and a lack of killer instinct and numerous offside calls against Jutkiewicz prevented goalscoring opportunities.

Cardiff City did grow in stature during the half, and looked more comfortable but neither side looked confident, and were reluctant to lose the point. Chopra and Bellamy were withdrawn, while Marlon King came on for Coventry. However, the winner came courtesy of a fine run by Chris Burke, who had a distinctly average game until this point - the Scottish winger for once got the better of his man and crossed for Bothroyd to steer a fine effort into the corner and seal the win.

A draw would probably have been a fair result, but Cardiff City reaped the rewards of an attacking formation and positive attitude. No other team has won at the Ricoh arena this season, but an opener after 4 minutes, and winner with 4 to go were enough - a brilliant result for the Bluebirds.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday October 19 2010
Time: 9:53PM

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