Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Need Luck To Salvage Watford Draw

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.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday December 26 2011
Time: 4:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

BBC Report - Championship Details For 2017

The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of Championship football has fallen in 2017.

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

Cardiff Duo To Serve A Suspension This Week - 16/11/17

Cardiff City duo Lee Peltier and Omar Bogle will be out of action this week as they serves an automatic suspension.

Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL

The EFL have released figures for attendances so far in 2017/18 and they show a rise on figures from the same time last 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:
Murphy12%
Peltier7%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards30%
Gunnarsson15%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington7%
Zohore15%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham7%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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)

Write for Vital Football