UK time is: 16:05:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Derby 3-1 Cardiff (match report)

Cardiff City came away empty handed from Pride Park despite a gutsy perfomance from the Bluebirds.

Derby opened the scoring in controversial fashion after half an hour. Highly rated midfielder Giles Barnes met a Derby corner and his header his City striker Steve Thompson, seemingly on the chest, but referee Martin Atkinson awarded the penalty. The referee made a series of questionable first half decisions and appeared to guess on occasions.

It took the Bluebirds just 4 minutes to level when a horrendous missed clearance from McEveley allowed PAUL PARRY to run clear and the winger beat former Cardiff 'keeper Stephen Bywater with finesse to level the scores.

Cardiff continues to press with Michael Chopra hitting the bar for the visitors. The division's top scorer was then forced off with a hamstring injury and Cardiff lost some of their attacking threat.

Cardiff probably had the better of the first half, but were hit by a sucker punch early in the second as Barnes rounded Kevin McNaughton and finished past Alexander. In truth, Cardiff rarely threatened despite having ample possession and the game was sealed by former Cardiff target Steve Howard. The 3rd goal also had a touch of forune about it as the big striker seemed to control with his hand before shooting.

The injury to Chopra is a worrying one, especially as City look lost without him.




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:Monday March 19 2007

Time: 9:39AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Wolff Out The Door (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich (Monday October 20 2014)

Massive Result For Slade (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Nottingham Forest (Saturday October 18 2014)

Slade Relishing His Cardiff Debut (Friday October 17 2014)

Turner Closing In On Bluebirds Return (Thursday October 16 2014)

Arsenal Goalkeeper A Relieved Man (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Slade - The Aim Is Still Top Two (Friday October 10 2014)

Archived Cardiff City 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
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Bournemouth 12 5 3 4 3 18
10. Brentford 12 5 3 4 -1 18
11. Sheff Wed 12 4 5 3 0 17
12. Cardiff 12 4 4 4 0 16
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15
15. Rotherham 12 4 3 5 -3 15

Breaking League News

Millers v Cottagers Preview
Rotherham : 21/10/2014 15:31:00
Bournemouth (A) Match Preview
Reading : 21/10/2014 15:00:00
Carson Voted Latics Man Of The Match v Brentford
Wigan : 21/10/2014 14:35:00
Wolff Out The Door
Cardiff : 21/10/2014 13:38:00
Boro bid to continue rise
Middlesbrough : 21/10/2014 13:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 1%
Brayford 0%
Manga 66%
Morrison 0%
Ralls 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 33%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%