Sol Bamba scored with the last kick of the game to salvage a draw for Cardiff against
City started similarly to how they were against Preston mid-week, on the back-foot. They allowed Wednesday to have most of the ball early on, with some of the players looking a bit tired.
Wednesday’s pressure eventually paid off in the 39th minute when Gary Hooper scored. From Adam Reach’s cross on the left, Hooper headed past Neil Etheridge in goal to put Wednesday in front. It was poor marking from the City defence, allowing Hooper a free header.
The only time City really threatened was when Aron Gunnarsson had a volley comfortably caught by Keiren Westwood. Cardiff seemed to benefit from a signature fiery Warnock team talk at half-time, as they came out brighter in the second-half.
But early on in the second half, Lee Peltier, who was very poor during this game, nearly kicked the ball into his own net from a corner.
Cardiff were starting to create more chances, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing having a well-struck shot deflected over. From the resulting corner, Gunnarsson headed narrowly wide from close range.
City continued to threaten and Junior Hoilett had a header saved from a corner. Steven Fletcher should’ve doubled Wednesday’s lead with about 20 minutes to go, but he skied it with only the keeper to beat.
Kenneth Zohore headed over and Joe Bennett fired over, so it looked like Sheffield Wednesday were going to hold on. But, with the last kick of the game, the Bluebirds equalised
Lee Tomlin’s free-kick was brilliantly saved by Westwood, but Mendez-Laing followed up and hid low cross was poked in by Bamba to spark wild celebrations in the stadium.
After starting the season with 5 wins out of 5, Cardiff have drawn 2 and lost 1 out of the last 3, but it has still been a very good start to the season. Hopefully we can keep it going.
City drop to third but level on points with Leeds and Wolves. Sheffield Wednesday climb to sixth in the table after being unbeaten since the opening day of the season.
Next up for the Bluebirds is a trip to Sunderland next Saturday, the 23 September.
Sol Bamba’s injury-time goal salvaged a draw for Cardiff City as they dramatically denied Sheffield Wednesday a third successive win in the Championship.
Cardiff are level on points with league leaders Leeds, but drop to third.
The Bluebirds had made an electric start to the campaign by winning their opening five Championship fixtures, though that momentum was tempered by a draw at Fulham and a 3-0 defeat at Preston.
The drubbing at Deepdale cost Warnock’s team their place at the top of the table and, by contrast, they faced a Sheffield Wednesday side on the rise, climbing up to sixth spot having been unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the season.