Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Hang On For Donny Draw

Cardiff City Hang On For Donny Draw

Cardiff City managed to secure a 0-0 away draw at Doncaster Rovers, but were second best throughout and somewhat lucky to escape the Keepmoat with that point.

A dire first half saw Doncaster on top, but failing to create much with the Bluebirds regularly guilty of wasting possession and causing little threat to the Rovers goal.

Rovers had a shout for a penalty against Gunnarsson turned down while Tommy Spurr also had a decent chance but failed to hit the target.

The game was far better after the break with both sides improving considerably. The tempo was higher, but still it was the home side who forced the agenda while Cardiff City were made to ride their luck. Immediately after the restart, El-Hadji Diouf wasted a glorious opportunity when he went clean through but dallied and saw his shot turned wide.

Gunnarsson's shot from distance and a few openings when Kenny Miller nearly broke through were the best City could muster. Perhaps the best opening came when Joe Mason burst forward, but failed to see Miller in space and was brought down before he could either shoot or look up to find his team-mate.

Billy Sharp looked slightly off the pace, perhaps thinking of his impending move away, but he spurned a good chance when through on goal. Marshall dived in feet first, but got the ball despite Sharp's hopeful claims for a penalty.

A couple of Whittingham half-chances, a Ralls effort and a James O'Connor header were all that threatened to break the deadlock but this was a poor game, and one that Cardiff City did not deserve to win. THe Bluebirds played too narrow, and were far too wasteful with passing. A point gained really, somewhat fortunate but given Donny's recent home form, and Middlesbrough's defeat at Burnley - this was no disaster.

Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Cardiff City

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday January 14 2012
Time: 6:45PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff Confirm Shrewsbury Friendly

Cardiff City have today confirmed a pre season friendly against Shrewsbury Town this summer.

Turner Headlines The Released List

Yesterday Cardiff City confirmed their released list for the 2016 summer and Ben Turner departs after five years of service.

Cardiff - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Cardiff City Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall3%
Peltier0%
Connolly26%
Turner15%
Malone5%
Noone0%
O'Keefe0%
Whittingham5%
Lawrence0%
Pilkington26%
Immers5%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)