Cardiff Metropolis ended their longest run with no league win in 5 years, as headers from Curtis Nelson and Kieffer Moore noticed them win 2-0 at Ashton Gate.
The Bluebirds headed over the Severn Bridge with no win in seven video games however had been good worth as Mick McCarthy earned his first win as Cardiff boss.
Nelson headed dwelling from Harry Wilson’s free-kick, earlier than Moore transformed after Sheyi Ojo’s exact cross.
Bristol Metropolis had loads of possession however Cardiff had been by no means actually troubled.
The Welsh aspect had been with out deadline-day signing Jonny Williams who was injured in coaching, however his worldwide teammate Wilson was recalled as McCarthy sought a primary win since changing Neil Harris.
Henri Lansbury made his Bristol Metropolis debut, with Dean Holden’s aspect chasing a fourth consecutive dwelling win for the primary time in two years, however they had been with out Owura Edwards after he got here into contact with somebody with with coronavirus.
The competition was marred early within the first half by worrying scenes when Cardiff goalkeeper Alex Smithies indicated to the referee that he was feeling unwell, with a stoppage of eight minutes as he was tended to by paramedics as a precaution.
Smithies had his blood stress examined earlier than leaving the sphere sat upright on a stretcher.
Dillon Phillips was despatched on for his Cardiff league debut and he was immediately referred to as into motion when he was pressured to parry Lansbury’s dipping free-kick, earlier than the Bluebirds took the lead with their first effort on aim with an effort that was quintessentially Cardiff.
Wilson’s free-kick supply was absolute excellent for the Bluebirds, permitting Nelson to flick dwelling a header from inside a crowded penalty space on 18 minutes.
It was an amazing begin for a Cardiff aspect who’ve fallen behind most of the time this time period, however they hit dream territory as they doubled their benefit on 25 minutes when Moore powerfully headed dwelling Ojo’s pinpoint cross for his third aim in as many video games below McCarthy.
It was a well-known feeling for Bristol Metropolis followers, with the Robins dropping three of their final 4 dwelling league video games in opposition to Cardiff.
Probabilities for the hosts had been at a premium and so they noticed Famara Diedhiou slip on the important second after a pleasant transfer discovered him with time and area to shoot, with most efforts from the hosts blocked by a resolute rearguard show from Cardiff.
The Bluebirds might have stretched their lead earlier than half-time, nevertheless, with Daniel Bentley producing a incredible save to disclaim Ojo’s header after Will Vaulks’ cross.
Either side felt that they had a robust penalty declare inside 10 minutes of the restart, however referee Jarred Gillett waved away the protests after Aden Flint and Diedhiou felt that they had been fouled.
Holden made 4 substitutions in a bid to alter the tone of the competition however Cardiff’s form and self-discipline meant they protected Phillips – who had little to do aside from acquire a yellow card for time-wasting – whereas Moore missed a very good late likelihood to attain a second as he fired over the bar after a high quality run.
- 2HuntBooked at 71mins
- 5MawsonBooked at 45mins
- 19MariappaSubstituted forMooreat 61′minutes
- 42MassengoSubstituted forPatersonat 60′minutes
- 20WilliamsSubstituted forPalmerat 60′minutes
- 17LansburyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forVynerat 70′minutes
- 12SmithiesSubstituted forPhillipsat 11′minutesBooked at 75mins
- 16NelsonBooked at 90mins
- 23WilsonSubstituted forPackat 72′minutes
- 27OjoSubstituted forBacunaat 80′minutes
- 29M Harris
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Match ends, Bristol Metropolis 0, Cardiff Metropolis 2.
Second Half ends, Bristol Metropolis 0, Cardiff Metropolis 2.
Try missed. Nahki Wells (Bristol Metropolis) header from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Tomas Kalas.
Try missed. Kieffer Moore (Cardiff Metropolis) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is excessive and broad to the best. Assisted by Perry Ng.
Curtis Nelson (Cardiff Metropolis) is proven the yellow card.
Hand ball by Curtis Nelson (Cardiff Metropolis).
Jack Hunt (Bristol Metropolis) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Kieffer Moore (Cardiff Metropolis).
Try saved. Kieffer Moore (Cardiff Metropolis) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the centre of the aim.
Offside, Cardiff Metropolis. Joe Bennett tries a via ball, however Leandro Bacuna is caught offside.
Try missed. Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff Metropolis) left footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses the highest left nook. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Bristol Metropolis).
Will Vaulks (Cardiff Metropolis) wins a free kick on the best wing.
Nook, Cardiff Metropolis. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
Substitution, Cardiff Metropolis. Leandro Bacuna replaces Sheyi Ojo.
Dillon Phillips (Cardiff Metropolis) is proven the yellow card.
Hand ball by Nahki Wells (Bristol Metropolis).
Try blocked. Kieffer Moore (Cardiff Metropolis) left footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Will Vaulks.
Nook, Cardiff Metropolis. Conceded by Famara Diédhiou.
Substitution, Cardiff Metropolis. Marlon Pack replaces Harry Wilson.