Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Injury Hit Cardiff City Hold Leicester To Draw

Injury Hit Cardiff City Hold Leicester To Draw

Cardiff City were hit by a series of injury blows but managed to hold big spending Leicester City to a goal-less draw at the CCS.

Lee Naylor replaced the previously injured Andrew Taylor, but the Bluebirds' left side was further hit when winger Craig Conway collided with the advertising hoardings and suffered a blow to his ankle. City had been poor to that point, but the introduction of Earnshaw and subsequent change in formation failed to help and the Foxes were the better side.

Earnshaw's most meaningful contribution was an excellent goal-line clearance to deny Lee Peltier. Despite having the better possession, Leicester City were far from impressive themselves and it was Matt Mills who had the only other chances, twice narrowly missing the target after reacting quickest. For City, a couple of efforts tested Schmeichel before substitute Earnshaw was himself withdrawn with a hamstring problem.

Rudy Gestede did have an impact, especially through the second half - in which Cardiff City played much better. Hudson was replaced by Blake at half-time. The closest to a goal came through two free-kicks, with Whittingham finding the side-netting and Paul Konchesky's curled low effort brilliantly saved by Marshall.

The Bluebirds did create one excellent chance, with McNaughton finding space and bursting forward, his pull-back found Gestede but Matt Mills produced a stunning block when Schmeichel would have had little chance. However, Gestede's impressive cameo came to an end when he too fell to injuru - this time it looked like a thigh strain but he was asked to play on, which he did valiantly though considerably impaired.

After that injury, it was mostly one way traffic with Leicester City looking to win the game. There were a few half chances, with Vassell and Andy King both scooping over the bar from inside the area, while former Aston Villa man Vassell came very close with a downward header that looped over Marshall but hit the bar.

All in all, a disappointing day for City. The original line-up played poorly, and the 4 injuries are untimely and may hit such a small squad hard. However, the work-rate and effort was again laudable, and a hard earned point against Leicester City is far from a disaster.

Cardiff City 0-0 Leicester City.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Sunday September 25 2011
Time: 4:13PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Cardiff

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (0) Cardiff, DW Stadium, 22/04/17 Att: 10,875

Wigan v Cardiff - Team Sheets

Cardiff go to the DW Stadium as the visitors to Wigan for the latest Championship game.

Wigan v Cardiff - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff go to the DW Stadium as the visitors to Wigan today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

9 Points For Cardiff To Play For (21/4/17)

Cardiff City have only 9 points left to play for in this year's battle in the Championship.

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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Amos0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett0%
Gunnarsson0%
Noone0%
Ralls0%
M Harris0%
K Harris0%
Pilkington0%
Sub-Lambert0%
Sub-Meite0%
Sub-Halford0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
13 Aston Villa 43 15 13 15 58 -1
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 43 11 14 18 47 -21
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 28 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football