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Cardiff City Ease Past Sorry Portsmouth

Cardiff City Ease Past Sorry Portsmouth

Cardiff City didn't need to break into top gear and racked up a 3-0 victory against a forlorn looking Pompey outfit bereft of confidence and lacking cohesion.

It took just a few minutes for City to take the lead when a slick move found Bellamy out wide and his excellent cross was met at the far post by the leaping SEYI OLOFINJANA to head home. The early goal proved crucial, but a further turning point was provided as Ricardo Rocha clashed with Bothroyd. Although I didnt see that incident, the defender seemed to lose his rag completely and had to be restrained by several team-mates.

The Bluebirds pressed on and really should have scored when Bothroyd's header from 5 yards went wide - the big striker should have scored. David Nugent glanced a decent effort wide for Portsmouth in one of their rare forays forward but the lead was doubled just moments before half time when JAY BOTHROYD converted a close range effort following a scramble at a free-kick.

Bellamy continued to torment the visitors and created several further openings before his break on the right allowed a precision cross for PETER WHITTINGHAM to tap in for 3-0. At that point, Portsmouth created more, with a Danny Webber header, and Liam Lawrence effort just wide. Kevin McNaughton was again on hand to avert several dangerous situations but City worked hard in defence and deserved the clean sheet.

An important win for City, and while the result never looked in doubt - it was an energetic and professional performance characterised by impressive work-rate and endeavour throughout the team. The Bluebirds returned to second place with just four games to go.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday April 16 2011
Time: 7:15PM

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