Saturday, January 03, 2009

Here we go again: City 2-0 Reading

It's FA Cup 3rd round day today, and I'm pleased to say that last years finalists Cardiff City are safely through to the fourth rund draw having seen of Championship rivals Reading 2-0 at Ninian Park.

On a cold, clear afternoon, Reading started the stronger, but City gradually came into it and were unlucky not to have a penalty awarded for handball after 30 minutes. Enckelman made a point blank save just after the restart to deny Reading, but eventually City made the breakthrough. From a free kick Reading rushed out and then stood and watched a s Rodger Johnson beat the offside trap and sqaured for Ross McCormack to slot home. That immediately started the chants of "We're the famous Cardiff City and we're going to Wemberly, Wemberly!!!"

The goal opened the game up as Reading pressed, but that gave City more time and space, and late on, Ledley and McCormack combined a neat one two for Ledley to finish off the game and book City's spot in Round 4.

On a sour note, Wayne Routledge the Villa loan player who's been outstanding for us in his spell at Ninina Park, has been sold to QPR, and allegedly left Cardiff without speaking to any of his team mates, the manager or Chairman about his recall and move. Shame really, as he was a great asset in his time here, but from that attitude clearly not the sort of person we want in a City shirt.

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