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Saturday, August 28th 2021
City head into the international break off the back of three points as Andreas Weimann's double secures bragging rights in the Severnside derby.
His near-post finish gave City a half-time lead before Dan Bentley’s unfortunate own goal saw Cardiff level the scores.
But Weimann was the hero of the occasion with a rocket of a volley from Antoine Semenyo's cross and raced to celebrate in front of the 2,453 travelling supporters at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Nigel Pearson made three changes from the team that started against Swansea eight days earlier. Nathan Baker, Andy King and Zak Vyner came in with Jay Dasilva, Alex Scott and Danny Simpson moved to the bench, while Callum O’Dowda and Joe Williams did not travel as they continued their respective recoveries.
It took City a little while to get into this game as the hosts created the better chances early on, with Joe Ralls curling off target.
Ryan Giles almost found himself clear through on goal after he latched on to a pass but Baker did well to keep on his heels. He did enough to put Giles off, with the ball rolling through to Bentley in the end.
Despite the hosts having a large percentage of possession the Robins struck the opener thanks to Weimann’s third goal of the campaign.
Vyner clipped the ball forward for Weimanm, who actually saw the ball get away from him with his initial touch. However, it was enough to confuse Aden Flint and Weimann raced on to bury the ball pas Dillon Phillips from a tight angle.
The visitors had grown into it but the home side were not without their chances to equalise. Andy King had to come to the Robins’ rescue with a goalline flick to deny Kieffer Moore, before a fine flying save from Bentley kept out a Joel Bagan header before half-time.
Massengo was then an inch away just a minute into the second half. He skipped into the box and curled a left-footed shot wide of the far post. Moments later Chris Martin met a James corner but his header bounced off the ground and over the bar.
Kalas then flicked away a cross from Giles before the hosts equalised on the hour-mark. The Bluebirds had begun to pile on the pressure and moments later it paid off when Marlon Pack slipped in Moore, whose deflected shot cleared off the line by Baker bounced back into the net via Bentley’s back.
Semenyo was introduced after 65 minutes and he looked alert from the off, forcing Phillips into low stop before assisting City on their way back in front. It was his cross from the right which found Weimann arriving at the far post and the Austrian caught his volley perfectly to restore City’s lead.
The fixture now had a cup-tie feel about with energy oozing from the packed-out away end as well the home support. Certainly, on the pitch, the game had more of a bite to it with the Bluebirds feeling frustrated and tempers beginning to flare.
Bentley went on to save from a James Collins header as the game entered its final stages, but the visitors did enough to hold the hosts off and secure a third consecutive win at the Cardiff City Stadium.
City v Cardiff: Bentley, Vyner, Atkinson, Kalas, Baker, Pring (Dasilva, 81), Massengo, James, King (Semenyo 66), Weimann (Scott, 90+5), Martin. Subs not used: O'leary, Simpson, Palmer, Wells.
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City’s next match is at home against Preston North End at Ashton Gate on Saturday, September 11th (3pm KO).
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