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MATCH PREVIEW | HUDDERSFIELD TOWN vs. CARDIFF CITY

5 May 2017


Cardiff City travel to the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on Huddersfield Town in their final Sky Bet Championship match of the season.

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THE OPPOSITION

Huddersfield Town welcome the Bluebirds to Yorkshire having already secured their place in the 2017 Championship Play-Offs. David Wagner’s men currently sit in 5th position.

Despite their lofty position, Sunday’s hosts have been in mixed form of late, only winning one of their last four Championship games. This sequence included a 4-1 defeat at home to Play-Off rivals Fulham, but the Terriers bounced back in their next game with a 1-0 victory away at Wolves.

Last time out, Wagner made ten changes to his lineup when the team travelled to Birmingham City. Despite the first half dismissal of Birmingham’s Che Adams, the Blues ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Jonathan Grounds and Craig Gardner.

The Terriers have two strikers in double figures for the season in Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells. Former Bradford forward Wells has ten strikes to his name whilst Kachunga is the Terriers top scorer with 13 goals.

CLUB CONNECTIONS


Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison joined Huddersfield on loan from Reading in the 2011/12 campaign. The centre back played an important part in the promotion from League One that season, scoring his penalty in their Play-Off final shootout victory.

City boss Neil Warnock took charge of Huddersfield in 1993 and led them to the 1994 Football League Trophy Final as well as promotion from the Second Division through the Play-Offs in 1995.

Mark Hudson arrived in South Wales in 2009 and made nearly 150 appearances for the club. Hudson skippered the side to the 2012/13 Championship title before joining the Terriers in 2014. The defender was soon made captain and he has had a big role this season as the Terriers chase promotion.

Other current City players to have previously played for the Terriers include Anthony Pilkington and Lee Peltier.

MEMORABLE MEETING


The Bluebirds hosted Huddersfield earlier in the season on 19th November 2016 and the game turned into a cracker at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Terriers arrived in South Wales occupying third place in the Championship table, but they were blown away by a stellar performance from Neil Warnock’s men.

Sean Morrison headed home a corner to open the scoring before Junior Hoilett turned in a rebound minutes later to double City’s advantage. Tommy Smith pulled one back for the visitors but Rickie Lambert restored City's two goal advantage just after the half-hour mark.

Midfielder Phillip Billing scored a spectacular volley in the second half to make it 3-2 but the Bluebirds comfortably held on to clinch three points and their second consecutive 3-2 win over Huddersfield.

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HUDDERSFIELD 0-3 CARDIFF CITY

7 May 2017

REPORT: HTAFC 0-3 CARDIFF CITY

Neil Warnock's Cardiff City finish the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship season in the top half following a dominant 3-0 win over play-off contenders, Huddersfield Town.

The Bluebirds started this match confidently and almost took the lead inside the first minute, Junior Hoilett curling just over. Neil Warnock set his side out to attack, and they got their rewards for this positivity inside the opening ten minutes as top goalscorer Kenneth Zohore latched onto a delightful through ball from Anthony Pilkington to slot past Danny Ward in the Huddersfield goal.

Canadian international Hoilett & Cardiff City’s Player of the Season Aron Gunnarsson both went close to adding to this effort inside the opening twenty minutes with Ward needed to stop both Hoilett's header & Gunnarsson's low strike.

Huddersfield’s job of fighting back into this match got even harder on 20 minutes when referee Jeremy Simpson sent off Welsh international goalkeeper Danny Ward, who had rushed out to try and stop Zohore from netting a second, only to handle outside the penalty box.

The Bluebirds doubled their advantage after 29 minutes - Zohore again hugely influential for Neil Warnock’s men. The Danish U21 international finding Joe Bennett free inside the Huddersfield Town penalty box, with Bennett firing the ball into the roof of the net for his second of the campaign. City continued their control of this match going into the break with Pilkington, Zohore & Hoilett all going close to adding to the tally.

With a man advantage and full of confidence after a brilliant opening period, it wasn’t surprising to see City return full of vigour and hoping to increase their lead after the restart. Pilkington and Bennett were denied by sub goalkeeper Joel Coleman just moments into the second half before Hoilett curled over from a good position on 50 minutes.

The chances kept coming for the away side, and a third goal always looked likely. This finally came after a wonderful team move on 71 minutes. Substitutes combined when Peter Whittingham found space in the middle of the park before playing the ball wide to Mark Harris. The Academy graduate beat his man, passing forward to Zohore on the left side of the box. City’s top marksman took his time, showing strength and good footwork to hold off his marker before assisting Bennett for a second time - the former Aston Villa man stroking the ball into the far corner with his left foot.

With the clock striking 90', captain Sean Morrison ensured Brian Murphy’s clean sheet would remain intact with a remarkable block from Rajiv van La Parra’s shot from wide on the right.

This deserved three goal win saw Cardiff City move into the top half of the Sky Bet Championship table, finishing the campaign off in style.

FINAL SCORE: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-3 CARDIFF CITY (Zohore 7’, Bennett 29’ 71')

Huddersfield Town: Ward, Chris Lowe, Schindler, Hefele, Smith, Hogg (Whitehead, 79’), Mooy, van La Parra, Brown (Wells, 67’), Scannell (Coleman, 21’), Quaner. Subs Not Used: Holmes-Dennis, Cranie, Payne, Lolley.

Cardiff City: Murphy, Richards, Bennett, Peltier, Morrison, Connolly, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Pilkington (Whittingham, 64’), Zohore (Lambert, 78’), Hoilett (M. Harris, 67’). Subs Not Used: Amos, Halford, Noone.

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Ticket News

AWAY DAYS - TICKET NEWS: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN vs. CARDIFF CITY

3 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017. KO: 12pm


TICKET UPDATE

  • Over 450 away tickets currently sold
  • Cardiff City ticket office will sell tickets until 5pm today (5th May).
  • Huddersfield Town will be selling on the day.
  • Cash only at the away turnstiles.
  • There will be no price increase.
  • Collections + Duplicate requests will be made available from the Main Ticket Office.

Tickets available to current Season Ticket Holders and current Gold / Junior Bluebird Members

Chadwick Lawrence Stand

Ticket Prices
Adults: £20.00
Senior Citizens (over 60yrs): £15.00
Juniors Under 18: £5.00

Ambulant Disabled Allocation
Prices as listed above + Carer: free of charge

Wheelchair Disabled Allocation
Wheelchair + Carer: £15.00

Tickets On Sale
10am on Mon. 24th April 2017
www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity
0845 345 1400

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