MATCH REPORT | CARDIFF CITY 1-1 SHEFF WEDS
Peter Whittingham's fine free-kick was cancelled out by Daniel Pudil's second half strike as City recorded a 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
The match was preceded by a touching tribute upon the fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. A minute's silence was impeccably observed by all at Cardiff City Stadium, while City and Owls players wore black armbands for the game.
The result saw the Bluebirds remain unbeaten under Neil Warnock, following Friday's Severnside Derby victory.
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between the posts. Cameron Dawson to an injury and he was replaced by Westwood but he saw his shot well blocked by the Owls defence. Within a minute, Wednesday suffered a big blow when they lost Liam Palmer’s showed a great turn of pace to skip past WednesdayJunior Hoilett’s men were playing some excellent football around the edge of the Owls penalty area. Just before the half-hour mark, Lambert controlled a trademark Gunnarsson long throw before firing a powerful volley just over the bar. Seconds later, Neil Warnock
to give City the lead in trademark style. Westwood stepped up and majestically curled the ball past Peter Whittingham’s flick well before driving purposefully towards the Owls goal only to be brought down just outside the penalty area. Lambert controlled Aron Gunnarsson With the clock approaching ten minutes,
from the kick off. The Bluebirds striker then connected with the resulting corner but could not direct his effort goalwards. Keiren Westwood intelligently forced a save from Sheffield Wednesday’s Rickie LambertCity began at a blistering pace and
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- the keeper got a hand to it but was unable to stop the ball nestling in the back of the net. Amos who drilled the ball past Daniel Pudil who, in turn, fired a low delivery across the box that the City defence failed to deal with. It was met at the back post by Hooper fed Reach. With ten minutes of the half played, the Owls wrestled their way back into the contest. Dawson had the first significant chance of the second period when he once more outpaced his marker before firing a shot that was well held by substitute ‘keeper Hoilett The impressive
’s goal-bound follow up was cleared off the line. Morrison. The Wednesday defence failed to clear and Sol Bamba corner was swung in and and met by Whittingham City had the last word in the half however and very nearly doubled their advantage in stoppage time. A
’s earlier strike and his effort sailed harmlessly over. Whittingham could not replicate Almen Abdi on the edge of the box. Fortunately for the Bluebirds, midfielder Sean Morrison was brought down by City captain Kieran Lee in the City goal. Minutes later, Wednesday’s Ben Amos in the City area, but his effort was expertly saved by Gary HooperWith the minutes ticking down until half time, Wednesday had their best chance of the game so far. A well worked corner freed
Loovens, Emanuelson, Hunt, Nuhui. Subs not used:
Westwood (Dawson 32’), Palmer, Lee, Lees, Pudil, Hutchinson, Jones, Reach, Wallace (Buckley 75’), Abdi (Forestieri 45’), Hooper, Sheffield Wednesday:
Wilson, Connolly, Richardson, Harris. Subs not used:
Amos, Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Whittingham (O’Keefe 85’), Gunnarsson, Ralls, Noone (Pilkington 61’), Hoilett Lambert (Chamakh 62’). Cardiff City:
Whittingham 9’, Pudil 55’. Scorers:
FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF CITY 1-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
strike from outside the box was headed out for a corner. Pilks then headed over from the resulting delivery and that proved to be the last act of an entertaining contest at CCS. Pilkington’s knock down, but the effort was disallowed for offside. City were definitely the team going for the win and a Morrison turned in Hoilett With the game entering injury time, the Bluebirds thought they had found the winner when
’s effort from the edge of area. Forestieri bearing down on him. Shortly after, the City ‘keeper was in action again, keeping out Will Buckley had to be on his toes to clear the ball with substitute Amos Back came Wednesday and
challenged for the ball but appeared to be held back. The referee wasn’t convinced, however, and waved away the vociferous appeals for a penalty. Morrison sent in another tantalising corner. Whittingham City were working hard to get back on top and with twenty minutes remaining,
and smashed his shot just over the cross bar. Wednesday were growing in confidence now and penning the Bluebirds back in their own half. Forestieri received the ball from Ross WallaceShortly after the goal, the Owls had a chance to take the lead,