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MATCH FACTS: CITY VS AFC BOURNEMOUTH

23 September 2014

Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young take charge for the first time at Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff City vs AFC Bournemouth
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 7.45pm KO

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Cardiff City host AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday night in the League Cup 3rd Round. Caretaker managers Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon will have been delighted to leave Pride Park with a positive result following a fine second half City display and will be looking to maintain the club's tradition of success in cup competitions tonight.  

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 now or buy online now! Tickets are available to buy at the Stadium, fans are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

MATCH FACTS
  • Our last home League Cup match at Cardiff City Stadium was back in January 2012 - the League Cup semi final 2nd leg vs Crystal Palace
  • Cardiff have a good record recently against AFC Bournemouth, defeating the Cherries in the Cup in 2008
  • Like Cardiff, AFC Bournemouth's last competitive win came in the last round of the League Cup
  • The Cherries last away win came back in the First Round of this season's competition

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Callum Wilson
Following his summer move from Coventry City, Callum Wilson has stormed the Championship for Eddie Howe and his new team with four goals from five games. Wilson was brought to the club to replace outgoing top scorer Lewis Grabban, with the forward scoring in the 3-0 win over Northampton Town in the last round. Howe has a number of attacking talent at his disposal with Brett Pitman and Tokelo Rantie ready to offer a different option when called upon. 

ONE TO WATCH: Harry Arter
Creative midfielder Harry Arter has enjoyed a strong start to the 2014/15 season for AFC Bournemouth. Arter scored a superb goal to level the match for the Cherries on Saturday against Watford, and has become a crucial player in the centre of midfield for Eddie Howe. The 24-year-old Irishman has been with the club since 2010, joining from non-league Woking. 

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: LWDLLD

Last round: Port Vale 2-3 Cardiff City - Tuesday 26th August 2014, Capital One Cup
Cardiff City secured a Third Round spot with a 3-2 victory over Port Vale. Skipper for the evening Joe Ralls put the Bluebirds in front before Michael O'Connor leveled for the hosts with a thirty-five yard thunderbolt. Debut forward Kiko Macheda's first appearance in a City shirt proved crucial with a second half double to put Ole's side two goals ahead. A late Michael Brown goal threatened to make it a nervy final few moments but City held on to seal their safe passage.

Cardiff City: Moore, Barnum-Bobb, John, Cala, Oshilaja, Eikrem (Burgstaller, 73), Ralls, Kim (Harris, 61), Dikgacoi, Macheda, Guerra (Velikonja, 81) Subs Not Used: Wilson, James, O'Sullivan, Owen.

AFC Bournemouth: LWDDLD

Last round: AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Northampton Town – Tuesday 26th August 2014, Capital One Cup
Championship side Bournemouth booked their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup with a comfortable win against League Two Northampton Town. Former Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling opened the scoring for the Cherries after 21 minutes and Eddie Howe's side never looked back. Striker Brett Pitman rounded the keeper nine minutes later and Callum Wilson headed home the third on 79 minutes.

AFC Bournemouth: Camp, Cargill, Harte, Cook, Smith, Gosling, Pugh (Ritchie, 70), Fraser, O’Kane, Rantie (Wilson, 69), Pitman (Stanislas, 82). Subs Not Used: Flahavan, Elphick, Daniels, Kermorgant.

LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2008/09: Tuesday 12th August 2008, League Cup: AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Cardiff City
Paul Parry’s two early goals were enough to see Cardiff City through to the League Cup second round, defeating AFC Bournemouth, 2-1. Parry put Cardiff ahead in the seventh minute before adding a second goal five minutes later. Jo Kuffour reduced the deficit for the Cherries but City held on to secure a spot in the next round.

AFC Bournemouth: Jalal, Guyett, Cummings, Pearce, Ward, Bartley (Pettefer, 84), Igoe, Cooper, Anderton, Kuffour (McQuoid, 88), Bradbury (Sappleton, 70). Subs Not Used: Pryce, Webb, Partington, Hutchings.

Cardiff City: Heaton, Loovens, McNaughton, Johnson, Kennedy, Ledley, Rae, Parry (Comminges, 82), Whittingham (McCormack, 62), Bothroyd (Thompson, 84), McPhail. Subs Not Used: Enckelman, Purse, Blake, Scimeca.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now! Tickets are available to buy at the Stadium, fans are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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