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Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. Ipswich Town

30 October 2017

The Bluebirds host their second fixture in three days as Mick McCarthy’s side travel to the Welsh capital.

The Tractor Boys make a second successive away trip after they were 2-1 victors over Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

What to expect from McCarthy’s men…

Ipswich currently occupy tenth place in the Sky Bet Championship table after that win over Burton, and are seven points behind the Bluebirds.

The Tractor Boys are yet to draw a game so far in this campaign, winning seven and losing six of their thirteen fixtures – with their most impressive performance coming in the form of a 5-2 win over Sunderland at the end of September.

Since his move from Rangers in the summer, Martyn Waghorn has settled back into life in the Championship with ease. Six goals in eight games for the former England U21 international see him sit at the summit of Ipswich’s goal scoring charts.

David McGoldrick is just one goal behind his striking counterpart with five goals in the league this season and has been at the club since 2013, managing 120 appearances for the Tractor Boys.

In the hot seat…

Beginning his managerial career in 1992, McCarthy – along with Neil Warnock – is one of the most experienced managers in English football.

The 58 year-old has managed Millwall, Republic of Ireland, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and has been with Ipswich since 2012.

Playing as a defender in his time, McCarthy made over 50 appearances for his country – as well as playing 505 games for the likes of Celtic, Lyon, Manchester City and Barnsley.

Previous meetings…

City are unbeaten in the last four fixtures against Tuesday's opponents. The last meeting at CCS ended with a 3-1 victory as a brace from Kenneth Zohore, and Joe Bennett’s first goal for the Club saw the Bluebirds secure the three points.

The first ever league fixture between the two sides took place on 10th September 1938, as City won 2-1 in the Division Three South.

Club connections…

Bluebirds’ winger Liam Feeney spent the second half of the 2015/16 season on loan at Ipswich from Bolton Wanderers, making seven appearances.

Welsh international Emyr Huws also spent last season in Suffolk on-loan from City and made his move permanent in the summer. However the 24 year-old is yet to make an appearance this season due to injury.

Other players to sport the jerseys for both sides include Tom Lawrence, Tom Adeyemi, Michael Chopra and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Cardiff City 3-1 Ipswich Town

City take all three points against the Tractor Boys...

31 October 2017

Cardiff City defeated Ipswich Town 3-1 in the Welsh capital to continue their unbeaten home league run.

Neil Warnock made three changes to his starting line-up for the midweek clash against the Tractor Boys. Callum Paterson was handed his first start for the club while Omar Bogle and Lee Tomlin also came into the eleven.

The hosts started brightly and were almost ahead four minutes in. Paterson’s long throw in line with the edge of the penalty area caused all sorts of problems for Town’s defence. However, Sol Bamba’s right footed effort was deflected wide for a corner.

Cardiff were rewarded for their early dominance after 12 minutes. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing picked out an unmarked Junior Hoilett and the Canadian international finished superbly with a composed right-footed volley.

The Bluebirds almost extended their lead three minutes later. The lively Hoilett found Omar Bogle inside the box with a well weighted cross but Bartosz Białkowski denied the striker from point blank range.

Ipswich started to get back into the game and were almost level on the half hour mark. From a corner, Joe Garner flicked the ball to the back post but Tommy Smith wasn’t able to convert.

City had another attempt to extend their lead seven minutes before the interval. Lee Tomlin played through Mendez-Laing on the right but the winger’s shot hit the side netting from just inside the area.

With chances now coming at either end, the Tractor Boys would’ve made it 1-1 if not for brilliant last ditch defending from Joe Ralls. The 24 year-old slid in to prevent Flynn Downes scoring from six yards.

Straight after the break the Bluebirds doubled their lead as Bogle stepped up to score his first goal for the Club. After a quick counter-attack, Lee Tomlin released the striker, who kept his cool from around 10 yards. His left footed shot beat Białkowski at his near post.

It could’ve been a brace for Bogle seven minutes later. Hoilett played in a dangerous low ball from the left but the striker’s close range effort was saved well by the opposition’s shot-stopper.

Neil Etheridge was next called into action after 83 minutes. The 'keeper made a great save at his near post to keep out Bersant Celina’s free kick from around 25 yards.

Moments later, Danny Ward was unfortunate not to make an instant impact. The lively striker shot narrowly wide after stealing possession from Jonas Knudsen.

With the away side pressing Cardiff’s defence, Celina grabbed a consolation in the final minute of the game after a string of fine City blocks.

The Bluebirds didn’t sit back though, as Ward made it 3-1 in added time. The striker wrapped up the points from close range following a rebounded Mendez-Laing effort inside the box.

After four minutes of added time, the referee blew his whistle as City stretched their unbeaten home record at Cardiff City Stadium to eight games.

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Ticket News

Family Stand Halloween Offers - City vs. Ipswich Town | Kids for a Quid/Discounted Family Ticket

There’s nothing scary about these great offers & prize opportunities…

30 October 2017

Trick or Treat? Well, watching the Bluebirds on Halloween this year can be even more of a treat for all the family with our special offers and Family Stand events.

Juniors (U16) can watch our match with Ipswich Town from the Family Stand at Cardiff City Stadium for just £1 with a full paying adult.*

Season Ticket Holders – we aren’t forgetting you. If you’d like to bring along your little Bluebird, we’ll happily re-locate you to the Family Stand for this fixture – and it’ll just cost you £1 per Junior!*

A Family Ticket, consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Juniors (U16), can be purchased for this fixture for just £30!*

Don’t forget, if you have CityCash to use, you can put it towards purchasing either of these ticket offers.*

Please note, these offers are available until 11:59pm on Monday, 30th October 2017.

To redeem, visit us at Cardiff City Stadium in person, purchase online via eticketing, or call the Ticket Office on 0845 345 1400.

*Maximum of 2 Juniors (U16 with a full paying adult. Subject to availability. Family Stand only. CityCash can be used towards the purchase, however as per the terms and conditions, cannot be earned in conjunction with any offers or discounts.

Win a Training Ground Experience for Four!

This Halloween, show your creative side by supporting the Bluebirds in fancy dress and you could win a money-can't-buy experience at the Vale Resort.

One lucky winner, who is adjudged to have the best fancy dress, will join us alongside three of their friends at the Training Ground during the first week of 2018, and meet the Cardiff City First Team squad, and the Gaffer, Neil Warnock!

To enter, just turn up to our match with Ipswich Town wearing your fancy dress. Our judges will be eagle-eyed walking around Cardiff City Stadium, and will let us know their favourite. The winner will be announced at half-time on the evening!

As well as the opportunity to win this prize, the Family Stand will have a number of special activities – mixing the Bluebirds and the fun of Halloween! Dress up, get your face painted, and enjoy the spooky sports activities on offer. We’ll see you there!

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