UK time is: 20:10:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City Grind Out Priceless Win Over Hull

Cardiff City secured a second successive 2-0 victory over an in-form rivals after a priceless win over Hull City allowing City to keep pace with QPR and Swansea City who both also won.

The Bluebirds actually started poorly and were indebted to a fantastic Tom Heaton save to prevent Fryatt from scoring. Cardiff struggled for possession but made a tactical change and improved dramatically with a 3-man midfield.

Bothroyd and Keinen had efforts cleared off the line but the best chance fell to Chopra who found space and beat Brad Guzan only for on-loan Cardiff defender Anthony Gerrard to clear.

Hull City forged moments of danger but few clear cut chances, thanks in no small part to the magnificent Kevin McNaughton who was immaculate. It was McNaughton who assisted the opener after charging down the left and presenting an inviting cross for MICHAEL CHOPRA to steer home.

Hull City pressed on and went close when substitute Nick Barmby latched onto McNaughton's header under pressure but the veteran could only fire over as Heaton stood tall.

Cardiff City got no help from the referee, with the official clearly accusing Bothroyd and Chopra of going down too easily. That meant he missed some obvious decisions, including one definite foul on Chopra but more worryingly a reckless late challenge on McPhail went completely unpunished.

Cardiff sealed the win courtesy of a strange goal when sub JAY EMMANUEL_THOMAS managed to squeeze an effort in when it looked like the danger had passed. His shot from a tight angle came in injury time after a period of prolonged Hull City pressure but they had only a deflected Barmby free-kick and tame Fryatt effort to show as Keinen and Hudson stood firm.

A crucial victory for the Bluebirds, and probably deserved. This was far from a polished performance but we took our chances in an end-to-end affair and ground out the much needed win. Well done City.






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:Saturday February 26 2011

Time: 5:08PM

Your Comments

Hey my favourite reporter thanks for the quick report on the game,always like ur write ups,clear and concise
ANDYGUY
Always easier to write the report when we win!!!
bluebirdshroom
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

O'Keefe Signing Confirmed (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Jarvis Winging In? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Another Defeat Against Derby? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

O'Keefe Set To Sign At Cardiff? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Blackpool To Return Lewis? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Slade Targets Stoke Defender? (Monday January 26 2015)

Le Fondre's Bolton Move Confirmed (Monday January 26 2015)

Burgstaller's Contract Cancelled (Monday January 26 2015)

Peltier Joins On (Sunday January 25 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Norwich 3 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 0 Fulham
Cardiff 2 - 4 Watford
Charlton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 3 Brentford
Bournemouth 5 - 3 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Blackburn 27 9 9 9 -1 36
11. Birmingham 27 9 9 9 -8 36
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34
14. Fulham 27 10 4 13 -7 34
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 26 9 5 12 -6 32

Breaking League News

Points Frustrates Gray
Sheff Wed : 28/01/2015 19:17:00
Bolton : 28/01/2015 19:11:00
Holloway Proud Of Reading Point
Millwall : 28/01/2015 19:06:00
LUFC Wigan close to signing Leeds defender
Leeds Utd : 28/01/2015 19:00:00
McClaren Pleased With Blackburn Patience
Derby County : 28/01/2015 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff v Derby
Suggested By:  
Cardiff win 20%
Derby win 40%
Draw 40%