UK time is: 22:45:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff City Overcome Adversity To Beat Boro!

Cardiff City produced a magnificent rearguard action and overcame numerous difficulties to record a very special 1-0 win over Middlesbrough and make it a remarkable 9 straight victories at home.


Matthew Connolly got the winner, nodding home an excellent Whittingham corner, but City had to blood a youngster at centre-half with Ben Nugent replacing the injured Ben Turner. If that weren't bad enough, Andrew Taylor then limped off so Joe Ralls had to play left-back. Yep, Joe Ralls the inexperienced and lightweight midfielder who has barely featured this season.

Craig Noone, Mark Hudson, Connolly and Whittingham were absolutely immense. The determination and commitment as good as Cardiff City fans will have witnessed. Nugent and Ralls stepped up manfully and can be incredibly proud of their contributions today.

Boro were actually pretty dirty, and were allowed to get away with allsorts by some very weak officials. They are clearly a very good side however, and created a number of chances - the best falling to Australian McDonald but he fired over on 45 minutes, and again in the second half. Marshall saved several efforts, and the visitors hit the bar and post but never created any golden opportunities and were kept out by the most makeshift of cobbled together back fours.

There was no 'bottling it' today and while Boro could easily have gotten an equaliser and then a winner - they were kept out and that is a fantastic testament to Malky and his players. It wasnt perfect by any means, but a vital three points and a very satisfying backs-to-the-walls performance.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 17 2012

Time: 6:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)

Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)

Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Marshall To West Ham? I'd doubt It (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Mutch Ignoring Cardiff Criticism (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Caulker Quietly Confident (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 1 Fulham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30
19. Cardiff 34 7 8 19 -34 29
20. Sunderland 33 6 8 19 -25 26

Breaking League News

Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
Gunnarsson Has Full Support amp; Trust
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00
Do Villa Need Another Point To Be Safe?
Aston Villa : 18/04/2014 21:19:00
Team News v West Ham
Crystal Palace : 18/04/2014 20:00:00
Vital Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool
Liverpool : 18/04/2014 18:49:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 18:04:00
Injury Update: Defender In, Defender Out
Arsenal : 18/04/2014 17:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 60%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 20%
Cala 10%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 0%
Sub - Zaha 10%
Sub - McNaughton 0%
Sub - Bellamy 0%