Cardiff City Need Luck To Salvage Watford Draw
Cardiff City rescued a point against Watford, coming from a goal down despite enjoying the better chances throughout the game. The first half saw City on top, but despite Whittingham hitting the post and Gunnarsson failing to convert a simple chance - the Hornets were able to grow in confidence and went in level.
After the break, the home side looked far better and in Sordell and Kightly - had the two players most likely to produce. City were made to pay for wasting the early chances when Sordell made a fool of Hudson and teed up Prince Buaben. It could have been worse for Cardiff had Sordell gone down under Hudson's challenge, he may well have been sent off.
Cardiff rarely looked likely to change matters, but were handed a huge slice of luck when Gunnarsson's long throw evaded the erratic Scott Loach. Either Adrian Mariappa or Ben Turner managed to loop the ball goalwards for the equaliser. Follwoing that, both sides had chances and Don Cowie could/should have scored before Kenny Miller went through and should have been awarded a penalty.
However, the best chance fell to Michael Kightly but his glanced header was brilliantly saved by David Marshall.
All in all a fair result, and credit to both teams for showing good attacking intent from the off. The moments of quality were rare but both sides enjoyed good spells. A point away from home is acceptable for Cardiff, especially having gone a goal down. Back-to-back defeats would have been a huge blow so psychologically - a good draw for the Bluebirds.