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Another home defeat and we slip to ninth place...


By BTTB
April 8 2007

Cardiff lost a second successive home game in front of a poor turnout of home fans, the crowd was swelled to 13,621 thanks to a large travelling contingent. The visitors took all three points back to Yorkshire.....

The defeat sees Cardiff City drop to ninth place in the Championship and Monday's game at Burnley is now a must win game for the Bluebirds. But does the city deserve a premiership challenging team?  Six points clear in November at the top, but form and the fans seem to have deserted us.  

Cardiff City boss Dave Jones said after the home defeat to improving Sheffield Wednesday : "When you get your chances you have got to put them away at this stage of the season. We should've come away with something. They had two chances and scored. We are only three points off sixth place but it makes it more frustrating when the teams around you lose and you lose as well."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws said: "It is highly unlikely but while it is mathematically possible we will have a go at it. Our away record is phenomenal and if we can match it at home you never know. Nobody has switched off and nobody is on holiday. At this stage, sometimes players tend to dip in form, but our players have stepped up their game."             

Cardiff: Forde, McNaughton, Purse, Johnson, Ledley, Whittingham (Thompson 75), McPhail, Walton, Parry, Feeney (Green 82), Chopra.
Subs Not Used: Alexander, Flood, Gunter.

Sent Off: Walton (90). Booked: Purse. Goals: Johnson 45.

Sheff Wed: Turner, Bullen, Watson, Wood, Gilbert, Tudgay, Whelan, Lunt (Folly 84), Brunt, Clarke (Lekaj 90), Burton (MacLean 86).
Subs Not Used: Adamson, Spurr.

Booked: Whelan, Wood, Burton. Goals: Clarke 39, Burton 67.

Att: 13,621. ( Away support approx 1,500 )

Ref: M Russell (Hertfordshire).


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