14 April 2018
Late goals from Kenneth Zohore and Junior Hoilett against Norwich regained Cardiff second place in the league.
Norwich started the brighter in the first half, with Cardiff trying to use their pace on the counter-attack. Dennis Srbeny had an effort which Neil Etheridge saved early on.
Craig Bryson had a couple of efforts in the first half. He fired the first effort over after being set up by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. The second effort was on target after Gary Madine had layed it off to him. Angus Gunn saved the effort.
Norwich came closest in the first half. Srbeny hit the post from Moritz Leitner’s near-post corner. Srbeny had another effort in stoppage time, which was excellently blocked by Sean Morrison after Bruno Manga had been dispossessed. Manga had started on the bench, but he had to come on for Sol Bamba who was injured.
After the break, the Bluebirds had the first key chance, with Junior Hoilett’s cross finding Manga, who headed across goal and wide.
Zohore came on for Madine in the 73rd minute and he had an effort soon after that, as he fired wide after being found by Hoilett in the box.
Zohore did score in the 86th minute to put us ahead. Following a Aron Gunnarsson long throw, the ball came out to Morrison, who headed over the defence to Zohore whose header was saved, before he slotted inside the near post from the rebound.
In stoppage time at the end of the game, Hoilett sealed the win with a superb volley from outside the box. This was a fantastic response to the last two results against Wolves and Aston Villa.
With Brentford scoring right at the death two draw 1-1 with Fulham, we are back in second place, with a game in hand over Fulham. With Fulham drawing, Wolves are officially promoted to the Premier League.
This was a good performance, especially defensively and we showed our clinical side with the goals late on.
Next up is a home game against Nottingham Forest next Saturday, the 21 April. It is another huge game and hopefully we can go one step closer to promotion to the Premier League.