Cardiff City's Derby Dud
Cardiff City played Derby County on Tuesday (5th March 2013) and to say the game was disappointing for Cardiff is an understatement.
Before the game had even started fans were annoyed by the new stand ticketing. You need a ticket or a season ticket card to get into the stadium but now for some reason they need to check it when you go up to your seats, which caused long queues. When everyone was finally seated, there was a minute silence for the armed forces.
Within the first five minuets of the game a yellow card was given to Derby and the resulting free kick was taken by Peter Whittingham. There was then some very good play from Tommy Smith and Frazier Campbell as they get the ball up the pitch but they can't do anything with it.
Aron Gunnarsson was then given an undeserved yellow card for a minor foul, which meant there was a goal for Derby but the linesman knew how to wave his flag; the player was offside, so no goal was given.
Going into the second half, Matthew Connolly made a goal-saving tackle, which gave the Cardiff fans hope after the awful play in the first half. Andrew Taylor then took an elbow to the face and fell to the ground; the referee missed this and play continued as Derby took a shot with Taylor lying on the floor.
This was all followed by some very bad defending from the home side and lead to a goal for Derby. One-nil to the Rams.
After some substitutions Cardiff finally got back into the game with an equalising goal from substitute Craig Noone.
There's almost a winning shot from Rudy Gestede but nothing comes from it. Derby time waste as they were worried about Cardiff's new-found pace but even though they picked up their speed and played a lot better, City couldn't get that winning goal.