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Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. West Ham United

6 March 2019

The Bluebirds host the Hammers at CCS on Saturday...

Please note before travelling on Saturday: No GWR trains will be able to operate on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th of March west of Cardiff Central towards Swansea/Carmarthen because of signalling work in the Neath area by Network Rail.

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17 January 2019

The opposition

The Hammers arrive in South Wales following a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle United at the London Stadium last Saturday – recording a league double over the Magpies for the first time since the 1998-1999 season. Our opponents’ recent triumph extended their unbeaten run at home to five Premier League matches.

Summer signing Felipe Anderson is the club’s top goalscorer this campaign having netted 9 goals in all competitions since the Brazilian’s arrival from Italian Serie A outfit Lazio in the summer.

In the hot seat

Manuel Pellegrini became the Hammers’ boss in the summer following the departure of David Moyes. Since his arrival, the Chilean has guided our east London counterparts to ninth position in the Premier League standings – winning 14 of his 34 matches in all competitions this season.

His first managerial appointment in England came at Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer of 2013, as the 65 year-old became the first Chilean to manage in the Premier League. During his first season as boss, he secured two pieces of silverware for the Citizens - the Premier League title and the League Cup. In his third and final season he won the League Cup for a second time when his side defeated Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in a penalty shoot-out in March 2016.

Prior to his playing days, the Chilean made over 450 appearances as a centre-back for his native club Universidad de Chile, and scored seven times during his 13 year spell in the side.

Memorable Meeting

West Ham United 0-1 Cardiff City 7th August 2011

Kenny Miller’s injury-time winner got the Bluebirds’ 2011-2012 campaign off to the perfect start with a 1-0 away win at Upton Park, condemning Sam Allardyce to defeat in his first game in charge.

The Hammers, who began life in the Championship following relegation from the top-flight, almost edged in front in the opening stages through Frederic Piquionne. However, the striker’s low drive was smartly stopped by David Marshall.

It was the visitors who carved out the next opportunity of the contest through Don Cowie, with the Scotsman’s glancing header being palmed away by the Hammers shot-stopper Rob Green.

The Bluebirds finished the first period the stronger of the two and almost went into half-time with their heads in front. Peter Whittingham’s delightful free-kick forced Green into action, tipping away to safety to keep the score-line at bay.

Despite the Hammers' best efforts of trying to break the Bluebirds’ resolve, the away side put their bodies on the line in the second period and later were rewarded for their brave defensive display.

As the contest entered the dying stages, it was Miller who sealed all three points in injury-time. Rudy Gestede dragged the ball back to the striker, who swivelled on the turn and planted his shot into the net.

The Bluebirds' opening day victory of the 2011-2012 season ended a run without victory at Upton Park for over 60 years.

 

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Match Report: Cardiff City 2-0 West Ham

9 March 2019

The Bluebirds returned to winning ways at CCS, defeating West Ham United, 2-0, on March 9th.

Neil Warnock made four changes to the side that started against Wolverhampton Wanderers last week, including a start for Harry Arter, who had been an unused sub in Cardiff City’s last two matches. Junior Hoilett, Bruno Ecuele Manga and Josh Murphy returned to the starting XI in the other three changes, with Kenneth Zohore, Joe Ralls and Bobby Decordova-Reid moving to the subs bench. Sol Bamba missed his first match since confirmation that he’d suffered an ACL rupture at Molineux.

Cardiff City began the match eager to get on the front foot, with Aron Gunnarsson getting his first shot away for the side with two minutes played. Their attacking efforts were soon rewarded as Junior Hoilett swept home the opener - his third goal of the season - as Josh Murphy’s low cross found the winger inside West Ham’s area. Hoilett was positioned near the goal line and had no issue beating goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański with a well-placed finish.

Oumar Niasse came close to doubling the lead shortly afterwards with a brace of good goalscoring opportunities. His biggest chance came as the match entered the half hour mark, meeting Sean Morrison’s flicked on header inside the box, but this shot went just wide.

The away side rarely threatened the City net but did find themselves in the penalty box on 36 minutes. Former Manchester United man Javier Hernández went down under pressure from Bruno Ecuele Manga. Referee Graham Scott sprinted towards the incident, and immediately booked the West Ham forward for simulation, with replays showing no contact.

The Bluebirds started the second half in the same style in the first and found a similar result, doubling their lead in on 53 minutes. Víctor Camarasa received the ball a yard from the goal line from Murphy’s headed pass across goal and slotted it past Fabianski, who had attempted to dispossess the Spanish midfielder. The three of Hoilett, Camarasa and Murphy were a danger throughout and combined for both City goals.

City’s confidence was clearly heightened by the second goal, and a flurry of attacking movements from the Bluebirds followed. Fabianski was again required with a fine double save, foiling both Niasse and Camarasa successively from close range.

Whilst Cardiff City were looking for a third goal, West Ham came close to their first. Promising talent Declan Rice hit the woodwork from distance on 71 minutes before Marko Arnautovic forced an impressive save from Neil Etheridge shortly after. The Bluebirds showed great composure under pressure, even after losing Joe Bennett and goal-scorer Camarasa in the second period due to injury. Replacements Leandro Bacuna and Joe Ralls filled in admirably for the remainder of the match – ensuring another clean sheet for the impressive Etheridge.

FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF CITY 2-0 WEST HAM UNITED

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett (Bacuna 62’), Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Arter (Paterson 83’), Murphy, Gunnarsson, Camarasa (Ralls 67’), Niasse, Hoilett. Subs not used: Smithies, Zohore, Decordova-Reid, Harris.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Cresswell, Anderson (Arnautovic 46), Lanzini (Antonio 57’), Snodgrass, Noble (Nasri 57’), Chicharito, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Rice. Subs not used: Adrián, Balbuena, Obiang, Masuaku.

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Ticket News

Season Ticket Holder Offer: Cardiff City vs. West Ham United

17 January 2019

Bluebirds, we have a brand-new offer for Season Ticket Holders as we reach the last few home fixtures of the 2018/19 Premier League season!

Current 2018-19 Season Ticket Holders can purchase up to two additional tickets at a promotional rate for our fixture with West Ham United fixture on Saturday, 9th March (kick-off 3pm).

The promotional rates for this Season Ticket Holder offer are as follows:

  • Adults: £10
  • Seniors 60+: £8
  • 16-21yrs: £8
  • Students FT: £8 (Zone 4 Seating Only)
  • Juniors u16: £5

This offer is available until 5pm on Friday, 8th March 2019. You can purchase your additional tickets through the following methods*:

  • Cardiff City FC Ticket Office directly - in person or on 033 33 11 1920
  • Online at www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity (please ensure you are logged in to your account first to see the STH price)
  • via TicketMaster on 0844 453 9058

*Please note, booking fees will apply. Subject to availability.

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