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Cardiff City & Millwall Share Points In Thriller

Cardiff City & Millwall Share Points In Thriller

Cardiff City picked up a valuable point against Millwall, but twice conceded a lead in a frenetic and pulsating encounter characterised by sloppy defending and end-to-end attacking.

Cardiff City took the lead when CHRIS BURKE squeezed the ball home shortly into the scond half. City had already lost Bothroyd and Hudson to injury and while we looked lively, there was a lack of quality in the final third. Once again, we switched off defensively and Millwall were level within seconds as Gyepes hauled down Morison allowing Trotter the chance to score from the spot.

A major talking point occurred minutes later when Cardiff City were awarded a penalty for Darren Purse's tug on Craig Bellamy. However, the decision was over-turned and City were instead awarded a corner. Would never have happened to the home team. I think every Cardiff City fan would then have expected Millwall''s character to come through, and so it was as Lisbie made his only contribution of the entire game to head home from a corner.

Surprisingly, Millwall continued the high tempo approach and to our credit, City hit back. First through PETER WHITTINGHAM's controlled effort after a brilliant cut back from Bellamy, then from the impressive CHRIS BURKE who reacted quickest to a loose ball and did well to get his effort on target. Whittingham had earlier hit the post and Bellamy the bar but it was the Bluebirds who got their noses in front with minutes to go.

Unfortunately, it wasnt to last as loan goalkeeper Stephen Bywater made a disastrous decision to leave his line. Morison lost his marker and raced through, but with McNaughton covereing, Bywater raced out and was deftly chipped by the Welshman for the equaliser. Both sides continues to push, but there was no dramatic winner, though Dunne was sent off with moments to go after a second bookable offense.

A point away at Millwall is no mean feat, and would normally be a good result. However, Cardiff City needed a win, were twice ahead and once again conceded the lead late on.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday March 19 2011
Time: 5:11PM

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