Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Rocked By Resilient Brighton

Cardiff City Rocked By Resilient Brighton

Cardiff City were well beaten by a hard-working and efficient Brighton & Hove Albion as the Bluebirds conceded sloppy goals and looked jaded and short of ideas.

Both teams tried to play with a high tempo and after a scrappy start, it was Cardiff City who were well on top. The Seagulls continued to find their frontmen, but all too often they were offside of mishit their efforts. The Bluebirds looked to take advantage and began playing with more control. However, immediately after this spell of dominance - Brighton took the lead.

It was an uncharacteristic sloppy pass from Peter Whittingham that gifted possession to Ashley Barnes, who strode forwards under no pressure before hitting a 30-yard low effort past Marshall. The shot was not brilliantly hit, but accurate though Marshall will surely feel he should have done better as the ball slipped under his diving hand.

During the second half, Brighton were far more comfortable and restricted space to good effect. Only Kevin McNaughton was given any space on the ball, he advanced willingly but never had any option for the pass with cowie pushing inside, and the strike duo of Earnshaw and Miller largely ineffective.

The lead was doubled when Mark Hudson badly misjudged Mackail-Smith's turn, overrunning the ball before bundling over the 'Gulls striker as he advanced on goal. Contact was minimal, but Hudson was behind the striker, never alongside and should have known better. The penalty was duly converted by Barnes but in truth, City could have been punished earlier when Gerrard dallied too long and was robbed only for Mackail-Smith to hit the post.

Rudy Gestede came on for Cardiff and immediately made an impact. He won our first headers in opposition territory and we began to find some direction. However, a killer third goal came from Will Hoskins, fired from the edgfe of the area and across Marshall when there appeared little danger.

Cardiff City did notch a consolation goal through Peter Whittingham in the 90th minute when Miller was pushed in the box. Last night's referree liked to be in the spotlight, but I'm sure no penalty would have been given if the result hadn't already been decided.

Cardiff City 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday August 18 2011
Time: 11:11AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Palace Midfielder Set For Cardiff Return?

It's being reported that Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley could be set for a return to Cardiff City.

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

Cardiff Target Newcastle Defender?

It was being reported yesterday that Cardiff City had joined Aston Villa, Derby County and Wolves in the chase for Newcastle's Grant Hanley.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy1%
Peltier0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards50%
Gunnarsson16%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore33%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham0%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League