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Carabao Cup Preview: Cardiff City vs. Norwich City

City host the Canaries in Round Two...

28 August 2018

City celebrate Junior Hoilett's goal in our last meeting with the Canaries.

Cardiff City host Norwich City in Round Two of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday 28th August (7:45pm kick-off).

With three Premier League matches under their belt, the Bluebirds kick off their Carabao Cup campaign against the Canaries, whose two late goals against Stevenage Town booked their place in the Second Round.

Under the competition’s new rules, extra time has been removed and if both teams are level after ninety minutes, the match will be decided with a penalty shootout.

Know your opponent

The Canaries have suffered three defeats and won just one of their first five matches of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign, as they look to improve on last season’s 14th place finish.

They’ll have to do so without the attacking flair of young talent James Maddison, who moved to Leicester City in the summer and, of course, Josh Murphy, who is now with the Bluebirds.

Those departures have left Daniel Farke with a rebuilding job on his hands, but the recruitment of the likes of ‘keeper Tim Krul, midfielder Ben Marshall, forward Teemu Pukki and loanee Jordan Rhodes could help to compensate.

Farke has indicated that he’s set to bring a strong Canaries squad to Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening, although you may have forgiven them for keeping one eye on Sunday’s crucial league trip to fierce rivals, Ipswich Town.

Last time out

Due to their Premier League status, the Bluebirds have entered the Carabao Cup at the Round Two stage this season.

Last year, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Greg Halford were on the score sheet as City overcame Portsmouth after extra time in the First Round, before bowing out to Burton Albion at this stage.

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds’ last meeting with Norwich was certainly a memorable one.

Neil Warnock’s men kept their hopes of automatic promotion alive last April, as Kenneth Zohore’s 86th minute finish, and Junior Hoilett’s stunning injury time second, secured three vital points at Carrow Road.

Club connections

Following Josh Murphy’s summer arrival in South Wales, the winger has already faced his twin brother Jacob’s side, Newcastle United, in the Premier League.

Now, the Bluebirds are preparing to take on the Club at which both brothers played from U12 level through to the first team.

Still just 23 years old, Josh made over 100 competitive appearances for the Canaries, scoring on 20 occasions, before joining the Bluebirds in June 2018.

Anthony Pilkington is another of many significant forwards to have worn the shirts of both sides, including Peter Thorne, Robert Earnshaw, Cameron JeromeAlan Lee and Craig Bellamy.

At the other end of the pitch, former City stopper, David Marshall, moved directly from Norwich to the Bluebirds, for whom he made a total of 278 competitive appearances.

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Carabao Cup Report: Cardiff City 1-3 Norwich City

28 August 2018

The Bluebirds were beaten 3-1 by Norwich City as they bowed out in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup.

Neil Warnock made nine changes to the side that featured against Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Greg Cunningham and Alex Smithies came in for their Cardiff City debuts, whilst Kadeem Harris, Jazz Richards, Matthew Connolly and Loïc Damour made their first competitive appearances of the season.

Whilst City looked threatening on the left flank, it was the Canaries who looked the more likely side to open the scoring. Striker Denis Srbeny went close after fourteen minutes, staying onside to go through on goal. The German forward drew a fine save from Smithies, who parried the shot away to safety.

However, the Bluebirds defence could do nothing to prevent Srbeny from breaking the deadlock after twenty-five minutes. New signing Emiliano Buendía fed the striker, who produced some silky skills before firing into the top corner, putting Norwich on the front foot.

City grew into the game, and had two good chances to level before the break. From a free-kick of his own making, Gary Madine stepped up and almost found the bottom corner, but for a smart stop from Michael McGovern in the Norwich goal. Bobby Decordova-Reid also went close as the clock ticked into injury time, though McGovern was equal to it once again.

Norwich then hit City on the counter, to double their lead with Srbeny on target again. A swift attack saw the Bluebirds rushing back to defend, but slick passing from the visitors enabled the striker to head home from close range. The Canaries then added a third goal five minutes later, with Max Aarons turning well and slotting home from inside the area.

Callum Paterson had City’s best chance yet a few minutes later, as he smashed the ball over the bar from inside the Norwich area. The Bluebirds did get back into the game from another set-piece though, taken after seventy-seven minutes. Decordova-Reid’s delivery was met by City skipper for the evening, Bruno Ecuele Manga, whose powerful header flew into the top corner.

As they regained the initiative, Decordova-Reid went closest to grabbing another goal for the Bluebirds. His free-kick deflected against the Norwich wall, sending the ball away from McGovern only to crash against the post. Norwich almost added another from the next phase of play though, but Todd Cantwell fired over from close range. The midfielder had another one-on-one opportunity moments later, but Smithies produced another good stop.

Despite a late chance for Danny Ward, who saw a header creep past McGovern but agonisingly around the post, the Bluebirds were unable to reduce the deficit any further, as the Canaries progressed to the Third Round of the competition.

Neil Warnock’s men will return to Premier League action this Sunday 1st September with a hotly anticipated home clash against Arsenal.

Cardiff City: Smithies, Peltier, Connolly, Ecuele Manga, Cunningham, Richards (Ward 59’), Damour, Camarasa (Zohore 71’), Harris, Decordova-Reid, Madine (Paterson 59’).

Subs not used: B. Murphy, Bennett, Coxe, Brown.

Norwich City: McGovern, Aarons, Passlack, Godfrey, Zimmermann, Steipermann, Trybull (Leitner 67’), Cantwell (Rhodes 90+1), Tettey, Buendía (Marshall 83’), Srbeny.

Subs not used: Krul, Hanley, Hernandez, Pukki.

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Carabao Cup R2 - Ticket News: Cardiff City vs. Norwich City

Cardiff City Stadium - Tuesday, 28th August 2018. Kick-Off 7:45pm

28 August 2018

The Bluebirds take on Norwich City in R2 of the Carabao Cup at CCS on Tuesday, August 28th.

General Area Ticket Prices:

Matchday:
Adults: £12.00
Seniors/16-21yrs/Students FT: £10.00
Juniors U16: £5.00

General Areas Open:
Canton Stand: Blocks 105 + 106
Family Stand: Blocks 125 + 126
Grandstand: Blocks 205, 206, 207 + 101
Wheelchair Access: Block 320

Corporate Sales:
Ricoh Suite Grandstand Level 3: Ticket included in the seasonal package
Juno Moneta Lounge Grandstand Level 4: Ticket included in the seasonal package
Ninian Lounge Level 4 Ninian Stand: Ticket included in the seasonal package

Corporate Season Ticket Holders can purchase additional tickets in these areas.
Adults: £15.00
Seniors (Juno Moneta Lounge + Ninian Lounge): £10.00
Juniors U16: £5.00

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