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MATCH PREVIEW: LEEDS UNITED v CARDIFF CITY

2 November 2015


The Bluebirds head to Elland Road hoping to extend their seventeen-match unbeaten run against Leeds United.

Tickets for the Beam-Back at Cardiff City Stadium are still available. Scroll down for further info AND highlights of City's 4-0 win at Elland Road in 2010.

THE OPPOSITION



Leeds are looking for their first victory under newly appointed manager Steve Evans. The former Rotherham United boss joined the Club in October and has overseen away draws with Fulham and Bolton before a home defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Thursday.

As a result, the Whites are currently in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship. Their main goal threat has come in the form of Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci. Wood joined in the summer from Leicester and has five goals to his name to date, while Italian forward Antenucci has chipped in with four.

Club captain Sol Bamba has played in all fourteen League fixtures, most often alongside Sam Byram, Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi. Stuart Dallas and Sunderland loanee Will Buckley could add creativity from the flanks.

CLUB CONNECTIONS


City’s Tom Adeyemi is currently on a season long loan at Elland Road, and has made thirteen Sky Bet Championship appearances, scoring in a 2-1 victory over Derby County.

Welsh footballing great John Charles started his career at Leeds United, scoring 157 goals in 297 games for the Club before joining Italian giants Juventus. He later played for three seasons in the Welsh capital, netting eighteen times for the Bluebirds.

More recently, strikers Ross McCormack, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Robbie Fowler have all turned out for both sides, while Lee Peltier will be returning to his former hunting ground tomorrow, having played for Leeds from 2012-2014.

MEMORABLE MEETING

The Bluebirds swept Leeds United aside with a 4-0 victory at Elland Road in October 2010.


Jay Bothroyd starred in a magnificent team display, as City recorded an emphatic win at Elland Road. The forward struck first on 24 minutes, capitalising on a mistake from Alex Bruce and Kasper Schmeichel. 

Michael Chopra then latched on to Mark Hudson's ball to fire home a second, before another superb move involving Craig Bellamy and Chris Burke resulted in Bothroyd doubling his tally. 

The match was then rounded off in the sixtieth minute when left-back Lee Naylor picked the ball up twenty-five yards out and struck right-footed for the fourth goal of the night. 

Leeds United: Schmeichel, Connolly, Bruce, Collins, McCartney, Howson, Johnson (Gradel 63), Faye (Clayton 81), Becchio, Snodgrass, Somma (Nunez 54). 
Subs not used: Brown, Bromby, Kilkenny, Hughes. 

Cardiff City: Heaton, McNaughton, Naylor, Hudson, Gyepes, Whittingham, Burke, Olofinjana, Chopra (Keogh 73), Bothroyd, Bellamy. 
Subs not used: Marshall, Rae, McPhail, Koumas, Blake, Wildig. 

DON'T MISS A MOMENT

TICKETS: Online:www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity Phone: 0845 345 1400 

The Cardiff City Ticket Office will stop selling tickets for Elland Road at 12 noon tomorrow. Tickets can also still be bought for the Beam-Back at Cardiff City Stadium in person or by calling 0845 345 1400.

LISTEN: Supporters can listen in live on Cardiff City Player HD* for all the action from Leeds v City. 

WATCH: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City Player HD*

SOCIAL: Live updates from Elland Road will come via our official Twitter account, @CardiffCityFC

*Search ‘Cardiff City’ on the App Store and Google Play Store to view Cardiff City Player HD on smart phones, with content available to subscribers 24/7.

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