Last time out: Cardiff City 1-2 Reading - Saturday, 24th January 2015, F.A. Cup Fourth Round
Cardiff City bowed out of the FA Cup Fourth Round as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Reading at CCS. The Bluebirds had the advantage at half time, breaking the deadlock on 25 minutes when Kenwyne Jones powerfully headed home Peter Whittingham’s corner.
However, the scores were levelled in the second half when Oliver Norwood, the Royals’ star man, curled a free-kick past Simon Moore. Then, in the final minute of the match, Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu rose at the near post to complete the comeback and ensure that Reading would progress to the Fifth Round.
Cardiff City: Moore, Fabio, Morrison, Turner (Connolly), Malone, Harris (Macheda), Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone, Jones, Revell (Adeyemi). Subs Not Used: Wilson, John, Ralls, O’Sullivan.
Derby County: WWWLWW
Last time out: Derby County 2-0 Blackburn Rovers – Tuesday, 27th January 2015, Sky Bet Championship
Derby County moved up to second in the Championship after Darren Bent's second-half brace saw off a defiant Blackburn Rovers side. The victory moves the Rams level on points with leaders Bournemouth, but behind them on goal difference.
Derby County: Grant, Shotton, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Hendrick ,Mascarell, Hughes, Dawkins (Bent), Martin, Ward (Bennett). Subs Not Used: Christie, Bryson, Roos, Albentosa, Warnock.
LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING
2014/15: Saturday 20th September, Championship: Derby County 2-2 Cardiff City
A revitalised and spirited Cardiff City came away from Derby County's iPro Stadium with a hard-earned 2-2 draw. An Aron Gunnarsson goal and a sublime Peter Whittingham effort saw Scott Young & Danny Gabbidon's Bluebirds take a 2-0 lead in the second half. Indeed, it was only a Craig Bryson wonder-goal five minutes from the end that denied City three points that they arguably deserved.
Derby County: Grant, Christie, Forsyth, Bryson, Keogh, Dawkins (Ibe), Martin, Ward (Russell), Eustace (Best), Whitbread, Hughes. Subs Not Used: Roos, Naylor, Shotton, Mascarell.
Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Manga, Whittingham, Jones, Noone (Le Fondre), Connolly, Gunnarsson (Maynard), Adeyemi, Pilkington, Ralls. Subs Not Used: Moore, John, Daehli, Guerra, Morrison.