Vital Football

Latest Hull City News

City 0 - 2 Cardiff City

Hull City
0 - 2
Cardiff City

KC Stadium

26.02.2011 - 15:00

Attendance: 21,441

Referee:

Hull City suffered their first league defeat of 2011 and first since a 1-0 loss at home to Leicester City when promotion chasing Cardiff City left Hull with all three points.

A win for Nigel Pearson`s team move to within two points of sixth placed Leeds; but the defeat left City with no further ground to make up but slipped to 9th following Burnley`s move up the table.

Nigel Pearson made just one change as expected with Jay Simpson replacing Tijani Belaid, and switching to an attacking 4-3-3 formation that had worked effectively during the second half of City`s win at Derby in midweek.

The change in formation stifled City`s attacking threat from wide areas while the three-man attack force could not find the accurate killer pass needed to really test yesterday`s organised opponents.

Half chances came and went for City, with Evans and Harper both having opportunities from the edge of the area as City were allowed time and space to play as Cardiff stood off.

The visitors thought they had taken the lead early in the first-half but Bothroyd`s effort was ruled out for offside while penalty appeals came and went as England striker Bothroyd and record signing Michael Chopra both saw their protestations unsuccessful after both strikers went down easily in the area.

Towards the end of the first-half, Corry Evans headed off the City line as the teams went in level. Cardiff however emerged with renewed vigour and took the lead when Chopra headed in McNaughton`s cross; the former Newcastle striker finding space ahead of Jack Hobbs who had replaced the injured Anthony Gerrard at half-time.

Nick Barmby should have levelled shortly after his introduction but shot over Heaton`s crossbar before Matty Fryatt was unlucky not to connect with a rightówing cross as City pressed for a goal. However, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas sealed the win for Cardiff in the 93rd minute as his juggling effort managed to squirm past Brad Guzan at his near post.

No ground was lost on the play-off pack, but the defeat has temporarily halted City`s progress ahead of a daunting trip to Nottingham Forest next week.


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Matt Wilson
Date:Sunday February 27 2011
Time: 6:28PM

Comments

0
Wasn't this our second defeat in 2011 ? We lost to Leicester on New Years Day!
strinestiger
27/02/2011 23:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Matt Wilson
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bolton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Jakupovic14%
Lenihan57%
Dawson0%
Maguire4%
Clucas4%
Elmohamady4%
Hayden9%
Huddlestone4%
Snodgrass0%
Maloney4%
Akpom0%
Sub - Aluko0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Taylor0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Hull City Results (view all)

Hull City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.John Cross1