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Carabao Cup Preview | Cardiff City vs. Burton Albion

City host the Brewers in the Second Round on Tuesday evening...

21 August 2017

Cardiff City host Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Bluebirds return to the Welsh capital after their superb 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

What to expect from Burton…

Since the match-up on the opening day of the season, Burton have managed one win in their subsequent three fixtures. That win came on Friday evening against Birmingham City, a match in which the Brewers staged a comeback from 1-0 down to win 2-1. 

Earlier defeats to Hull City and Middlesbrough see Nigel Clough’s men currently occupy 21st place in the Sky Bet Championship table.

However, the Brewers had a successful opening to their Carabao Cup campaign, with a 3-2 win over League One side Oldham Athletic in the First Round. Goals from Luke Varney, Matty Lund and a late winner from Lucas Akins secured the victory and placed Albion into the hat for the Second Round. 

Akins was the standout player during the encounter, and has been with the club since 2014. Scoring 27 goals in 115 appearances for Albion, the 28 year-old played a big part in the club’s rise to the second tier of English football.

Another who was on the score sheet was Varney, and the goal he scored in the last round was his first in Burton colours since he joined from Ipswich Town in January. With 14 appearances under his belt for the midlands side, the 34 year-old will be looking to add to his tally throughout the coming season.

The visitors’ EFL Cup history…

Since they first took part in the competition during the 2009/10 season, the furthest Albion have progressed is the Third Round.

In 2012/13, they defeated both Sheffield United and Leicester City on the way to the Round Three, but were eventually knocked out by Bradford City at Valley Parade.

Then manager Garry Rowett saw his side defy the odds and overcome the Foxes 4-2, that year, with goals from Chris Palmer, Cleveland Taylor, Robbie Weir and Jacques Maghoma seeing the Brewers pull off a remarkable victory. 

Albion’s cup run last season saw them run out triumphant 1-0 winners away at Bolton Wanderers thanks to a deflected strike from Matthew Palmer, before being beaten 2-1 at home by then Premier League side Middlesbrough in Round Two.

Previous EFL Cup meetings…

Our first ever meeting with the Brewers came on 11th August 2010, as we drew them in the First Round of League Cup.

On that occasion, Jay Bothroyd’s opener at Cardiff City Stadium was cancelled out by Burton’s Shaun Harrad, before the Bluebirds ran away with it in extra-time – a Ross McCormack brace and Michael Chopra’s strike sealing the win.

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Carabao Cup Report | Cardiff City 1-2 Burton Albion

City exit the Carabao Cup in Round Two...

22 August 2017

Cardiff City bowed out of the Carabao Cup at the Second Round stage following a 2-1 defeat to fellow Sky Bet Championship side Burton Albion.

The Bluebirds got us underway with Danny Ward having the first real chance of the game, when his first time shot from Lee Tomlin’s corner went just over the bar. Less than a minute later City débutant Omar Bogle came close when his curling effort was saved impressively by Connor Ripley after a brilliant cross from Matthew Kennedy on the right.

Burton pressed for the opener with several crosses cleared out of the penalty area by the alert City defence. Former Bluebird Ben Turner saw a curling effort saved smartly by Brian Murphy in goal as the game approached 20 minutes.

Murphy was again called into action when his diving save kept out a long range Lucas Akins strike in the 25th minute. However, just a minute later the Brewers did open the scoring. Defender Tom Naylor drove into the box and tapped in at the back post to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Tomlin was unfortunate not to grab his first goal for the club in the 37th minute.  His shot from just outside the area went narrowly wide of goal after a good lay-off from the lively Kennedy.

The second half began with Murphy immediately making a stunning save to deny Akins from six yards out after Joe Sbarra played a ground pass to the Burton number ten.

On the hour mark, Ward had an effort tipped just wide for a corner after a fantastic delivery from Kennedy. Shortly after Cameron Coxe tested the keeper but his powerful strike was also saved by the inform Ripley.

With twenty minutes left of play Ben Fox extended the lead for the visitors. His header went across Murphy and into the back of the net after Sbarra delivered a high ball in from the left.

City created a lifeline when Tomlin's free kick from distance was met by substitute Anthony Pilkington inside the box with fifteen minutes of normal time left. 

However, despite late chances for Ward and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, the full-time whistle blew with the score at 2-1, seeing City exit the Carabao Cup in Round Two.

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Carabao Cup: City vs. Burton Albion Ticket Update

Watch the Bluebirds in R2 on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017...

21 August 2017

Carabao Cup Second Round - Cardiff City vs. Burton Albion (Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 - 7:45pm KO)

General Prices

  • Adults: £10.00
  • Concessions (Seniors/16-21/Students FT) £8.00
  • Juniors U16: £5.00

Disabled Allocations 

  • As listed above + Carer free of charge

Tickets for our Carabao Cup Second Round match can be purchased up until half-time at Cardiff City Stadium.

RICOH Suite: Level 3 & Sytner Lounge: Level 4 - This game is included in your seasonal package. For hospitality enquiries, email

Areas Available

  • Grandstand Blocks 201-202
  • USW/Canton Stand 104+105
  • Disabled Enclosure 320+102
  • Ricoh Suite Level 3
  • Sytner Lounge Level 4

Season Ticket Holder Information:

  • Barcode paper tickets will be issued for this fixture.

To purchase - call us on 0845 345 1400, pop into the Ticket Office at Cardiff City Stadium in person or buy online via

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