Rubin Colwill in action for Cardiff City

Match Report | Cardiff City 2-2 Plymouth Argyle

Match Reports
Cardiff City drew 2-2 against Plymouth Argyle at CCS.

Erol Bulut made three changes to the starting lineup, including bringing Rubin Colwill out for this Boxing Day clash.

The first half kicked off with a quieter start for the Bluebirds, despite an early attempt at the goal from Kion Etete. Plymouth Argyle were solid defensively, and powered through with some strong attacking play, looking to create chances throughout the first half.

Mark McGuinness, Dimitrios Goutas, Perry Ng and Yakou Méïté await for a corner delivery

A fast turnover in possession resulted in City attacking quickly, forcing the visitors to act fast. Colwill quickly got a free-kick and Joe Ralls had a go at the goal from just outside the box shortly afterwards. Perry Ng took a shot at goal in the following minutes, but he was unable to give the hosts an early lead.

Breaking the deadlock in the 18th minute, Morgan Whittaker put the ball in the back of the net from Ben Waine's cross. Trying a fast response Etete had a go at the goal after a clear run but put the ball slightly over.  

Before the half was out, Matt Butcher made an awkward back pass which resulted in an own goal following miscommunication from Conor Hazard, with both sides going in level.

Cardiff City entered the second half and took the lead quickly, with Karlan Grant slamming the ball into the back of the net in the 47th minute from just outside the box.

Jack Alnwick in action for Cardiff City

The home side attempted to secure a stronger lead in the following passages of play; a promising corner called for a great save from Hazard, while Mark McGuinness' effort went just wide moments later.

The visitors levelled with Whittaker again the scorer, as he capitalised on a loose ball that had rebounded from a terrific Alnwick save.

While the Bluebirds tested Conor Hazard in between the sticks throughout injury time, they were unable to regain their lead, and were forced to settle for a draw at home.


Cardiff City: Alnwick, Ng, McGuinness, Goutas, Collins, Wintle, Ralls (Siopis 69’), R. Colwill (Bowler 63’), Méïté (Robinson 76’), Grant, Etete (Tanner 63’). Subs not used: Rúnarsson, Panzo, Romeo, Adams, Sawyers.

Plymouth Argyle: Hazard, Gillesphey (Galloway 70’), Pleguezelo, Butcher, Whittaker, C. Wright (Azaz 64’), Miller (Mumba 63’), Gibson ©, Randell (Cundle 64’), Waine (Issaka 82’), Kesler-Hayden. Subs not used: Burton, Edwards, T. Wright, Roberts.