On This Cardiff City Day - 2010 | CCS penalty delight
HIGHLIGHTS | CARDIFF CITY 2-3 LEICESTER CITY (3-3 ON AGGREGATE, CARDIFF CITY WIN 4-3 ON PENS)
On this day 12 years ago, the Bluebirds secured their place at Wembley with a penalty shootout win over Leicester City in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Final.
City came into the fixture one goal up, following Peter Whittingham's phenomenal free-kick in the first leg and it was the hosts that went ahead on the evening at CCS, with Michael Chopra netting from Jay Bothroyd’s flick on after 21 minutes.
The Foxes though netted three times without reply to take the lead in the tie as Matty Fryatt and Andy King scored, either side of an unfortunate Mark Hudson own goal.
Whitts went on to have another say in this battle, equalising for the Bluebirds with 69 minutes gone from the penalty spot.
Six goals were shared overall, with neither side able to add to the scoreline in the remainder of normal time, or during extra-time. It was to be the agony of a penalty shootout to decide the outcome of this Semi-Final.
The first six spot kicks hit the net, with Bruno Berner, Steve Howard and Nolberto Solano scoring for Leicester, while Chopra, Ross McCormack and Joe Ledley were successful for City.
Step up Yann Kermorgant, who tried a chip from the spot, only for David Marshall to comfortably save.
Mark Kennedy went on to give the Bluebirds the lead in the shootout, before City’s No.1 Marshall made a brilliant stop to deny Martyn Waghorn, and delight the Cardiff City Stadium crowd, giving the Bluebirds a 4-3 penalty shootout win, and a place at Wembley.
15 minutes of highlights from that evening can be viewed above!