Match Report | Huddersfield Town 0-4 Cardiff City
The Bluebirds put in a remarkable away display, defeating Huddersfield Town, 4-0, on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023.
Callum Robinson, Dimi Goutas, Yakou Méïté & Perry Ng hit the net in an excellent performance.
It was a second consecutive away match for the Bluebirds, and boss Erol Bulut chose to make two changes to his line-up for this one. Callum Robinson and Yakou Méïté came into the starting XI, replacing Ryan Wintle and Iké Ugbo.
Robinson marked his first Championship start of the season with a goal inside the opening two minutes. Méïté and Josh Bowler combined well in the build-up, with Bowler crossing into Robinson. The Republic of Ireland international deftly back-heeled towards goal, with the ball taking a deflection and hitting the net.
The home side went on the attack after conceding, but City weathered the storm before responding with a second goal. Dimitrios Goutas, denied at the weekend, grabbed his second of the season with a well taken effort from Joe Ralls' corner kick.
City continued their excellent display looking for more goals. Méïté, Karlan Grant, Bowler and Robinson caused trouble throughout.
Bulut's side grabbed a third goal with 43 minutes on the clock. It was another Ralls corner kick, with Méïté this time deservedly scoring his first City goal, lashing in at close range.
Darren Moore's side came out for the second half determined to reduce the deficit, but Cardiff City held strong, and even managed to increase their advantage ten minutes into the half.
Perry Ng showed his incredible set piece technique last season, starting against Birmingham City, and he stepped up once again in a remarkable way. City's No.38 hit a brilliant dipping free-kick to add a fourth goal and give Bulut's men full control of the encounter.
Jack Rudoni hit the woodwork late on for the hosts, while Jak Alnwick made a wonderful stop to keep out Jonathan Hogg's close range effort as the full-time whistle approached. The home side looked for a consolation, but to no avail. City holding on to their clean sheet and a four goal win on the road.
FINAL SCORE: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-4 CARDIFF CITY
Huddersfield Town: Nicholls, Pearson (Edwards 46'), Helik, Hogg, Burgzorg (Hudlin 46'), Rudoni, Thomas, Headley (Lees 46'), Harratt, Wiles (Koroma 46'), Nakayama. Subs Not Used: Maxwell, Edmonds-Green, Diarra, Jackson, Austerfield.
Cardiff City: Alnwick, Ng, McGuinness, Goutas, Collins, Ralls (Wintle 66'), Siopis (Adams 79'), Robinson (R.Colwill 66'), Grant, Bowler (Tanner 63'), Méïté (Ugbo 63'). Subs Not Used: Rúnarsson, Romeo, Panzo, Sawyers.