Through the archives | Southampton
Ahead of our matchup against Southampton this weekend, we delve in the archives to bring you memorable pictures and videos of past City successes.
JOLLY ROGER STRIKES LATE
The opening day of the season and the beginning of our final season at Ninian Park. The Bluebirds, having finished mid-table last season, were looking to push further up the table. The Saints had just about stayed up, and themselves were looking to avoid the drop. Steve Thompson managed to break the deadlock by tapping in from Gavin Rea’s blocked shot before David McGoldrick equalised on the stroke of half time. But the capacity crowd went home happy, as Roger Johnson scored in the final minute to make it a great start to the campaign.
After bossing it in Scotland for a number of years, Kenny Miller made the move to the Welsh capital in 2011. Miller scored a memorable goal on his debut away to West Ham United, but now on home soil, he showed the City faithful exactly what he was all about as he bagged a brace against Southampton. He firstly nodded in from David Marshall’s long ball, before driving an effort past Kelvin Davis after a good ball through from Aron Gunnarsson. In his only season at the club, Miller would go on to score ten goals.
CALA CAUSES CHAOS
Joining City midway through their 2013/14 Premier League campaign, Juan Cala spent less than a year at Cardiff City Stadium. However, he gave the travelling City support a lot to cheer about one April afternoon. The Bluebirds had been under the cosh for large swathes of the first half, with the crossbar saving them on more than one occasion. But with Southampton not taking their chances, City pounced to take a shock lead and a win. The Spaniard took aim from distance and saw his strike fly into the net. A wonderful day out on the South Coast.
PATERSON MAKES SAINTS PAY
When Southampton came to South Wales in 2018, they were under new management, as Ralph Hasenhuttl took over from Mark Hughes. The Austrian couldn’t have asked for a worse start, as City made them pay. Throughout the first half, Neil Warnock’s men were creating chances, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. As the clock ticked down, up stepped Callum Paterson. The Scot robbed the ball away from Jannik Vestergaard before sneaking the ball into the bottom corner. The win saw the Bluebirds move up to 14th in the Premier League.
OH KENNETH ZOHORE!
Finally, our last visit to St. Mary’s. What a game and what a moment. After a goalless first half, Sol Bamba roared the Bluebirds ahead, as he struck the ball home with 20 minutes remaining. With the three points almost secured, Southampton dealt a sickening blow to our survival hopes, as Jack Stephens finished from Charlie Austin’s flick on in the 91st minute. Yet, no one could have predicted what would happen two minutes later. In a crowded Saints box, Kenneth Zohore found the net. Arms flailing, eyes widened, even glasses flying. Pure bedlam in the away end.