On This Day | Under the Ninian Park lights

On 8th April 2009, Cardiff City defeated Derby County 4-1 in the final night game at Ninian Park.

As we remembered on Eddie Johnson’s birthday last week, the United States international was the final Bluebird to score under the Ninian Park floodlights.

Goals from Roger Johnson, Gavin Rae and Jay Bothroyd had put City in a commanding position against the Rams. Then, Eddie stole the ball and raced past the Rams’ back-line.

Time seemed to stand still, before he dispatched the ball past Steven Bywater to create a piece of Ninian history.

His 90th minute own goal at the other end did little to dampen spirits as the ground’s final night game ended with a 4-1 City win.

Watch the final City goal under the Ninian Park floodlights here.

From Ninian to CCS... 

We’re asking supporters for their favourite Cardiff City memories under the lights.

From Brian Clark’s famous header against Real Madrid and Scott Young’s winner over Leeds, to promotion against Charlton and our shootout win over Leicester in our new home... 

Let us know at @CardiffCityFC using the hashtag #CityAsOne!