Kim Bo-Kyung came off the bench to score a stoppage-time equaliser as Cardiff deservedly held Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium.

Wayne Rooney was at the centre of controversy when he received only a caution for kicking Jordon Mutch before scoring with a deflected strike.

After ex-United striker Fraizer Campbell slotted in to level, Patrice Evra headed home Rooney's corner.

Happy hunting ground

Of Cardiff's Premier League goals this season, 45% have come at home to Manchester United and Manchester City

But Kim nodded past David De Gea to earn a dramatic late point.

It provided a thrilling finish to a high-quality match and prevented United from moving into the Premier League's top four.

The Red Devils have recovered from their worst start to a season in 24 years to go 10 games unbeaten in all competitions, but they will be bitterly disappointed with the manner of this result.

United could even have won the match after Kim's equaliser, but Rooney miscued a pass that would have given Danny Welbeck a tap-in.

Yet Cardiff were good value for the point and might feel aggrieved that Rooney was still on the pitch to have such an influence.

The Bluebirds have now marked their maiden Premier League campaign with home victories over Manchester City and Swansea, and a draw against reigning champions United.

It was a fitting way to mark the first top-flight meeting between these sides on Welsh soil since 1961 and their first of any kind in 38 years.

Mackay says Cardiff were 'very brave'

That made for a rousing pre-match atmosphere and Cardiff responded in kind, Campbell almost meeting a Mutch cross and Mutch seeing a glancing header from Peter Whittingham's free-kick well saved.

A pivotal moment arrived when Rooney was trying to get past Mutch and swiped out at him. Referee Neil Swarbrick produced a yellow card but replays suggested the striker was fortunate not to be sent off.

That seemed to halt Cardiff's flow and United were soon ahead; Ben Turner's poor clearance let Antonio Valencia find Javier Hernandez and he fed Rooney to shoot home via Gary Medel.

David Marshall then showed sharp reflexes to repel Marouane Fellaini's header, a stop which proved crucial when Cardiff equalised.

Mutch was excelling in the space between United's midfield and defence, and after collecting a Whittingham pass he produced a majestic through-ball for Campbell to slot past De Gea.

With the stadium now rocking and Cardiff in command, Campbell, Don Cowie and Whittingham drilled over - but joy turned to frustration on the stroke of half-time as Evra restored the lead from Rooney's corner.

Man Utd should have seen game out - Moyes

The visitors started the second period as they finished the first, Marshall denying Fellaini and Chris Smalling from Rooney set-pieces.

However, Cardiff almost capitalised on a concentration lapse when Tom Cleverley inadvertently played in Campbell and his brilliant chip came back off the woodwork. Cleverley then almost nodded into his own net.

Ryan Giggs - 40 years old on 29 November - was introduced for a first appearance against his hometown club and that helped put United back in the ascendancy, fellow substitute Welbeck lashing over.

The miss proved costly as Kim arrived to convert Whittingham's free-kick in the closing minutes and prompt raucous celebrations.

Medel might have been shown a red card for appearing to slap Fellaini before the set-piece was delivered, while Rooney failed to find Welbeck to win it in the dying seconds as United were thwarted.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Cardiff City

  • 01 Marshall
  • 28 Théophile-Catherine Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 08 Medel
  • 04 Caulker Booked
  • 06 Turner
  • 19 Cowie
  • 07 Whittingham Booked
  • 10 Campbell (Cornelius - 84' )
  • 18 Mutch (Kim - 77' Booked )
  • 11 Odemwingie (Noone - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Hudson
  • 09 Cornelius
  • 13 Kim
  • 16 Noone
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 32 Lewis
  • 39 Bellamy

Manchester United

  • 01 de Gea
  • 12 Smalling
  • 03 Evra
  • 23 Cleverley Booked
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 06 Evans
  • 25 Antonio Valencia
  • 31 Fellaini
  • 14 Hernández (Giggs - 73' )
  • 10 Rooney Booked
  • 44 Januzaj (Welbeck - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Anderson
  • 11 Giggs
  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 17 Nani
  • 18 Young
  • 19 Welbeck
  • 28 Büttner
Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 28,016

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

4 5

Corners

2 8

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cardiff City 2, Manchester United 2.

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cardiff City 2, Manchester United 2.

90:00 +3:49

Attempt saved. Andreas Cornelius (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +2:57

Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Giggs with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +2:38 Booking

Booking Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:18

Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:18

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

90:00 +1:19 Booking

Booking Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

90:00 +0:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 2, Manchester United 2. Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a set piece situation.

88:45

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

88:45

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:38

Offside, Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.

86:56

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:56

Foul by Ben Turner (Cardiff City).

86:23

Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:23

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

85:51 Booking

Booking Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:27

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).

85:27

Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:02

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

85:02

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:28

Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

83:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Andreas Cornelius replaces Fraizer Campbell because of an injury.

82:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:58

Delay in match Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

81:40

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

80:21

Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

79:39

Attempt missed. Ben Turner (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a set piece situation.

79:02

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).

79:02

Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Kim Bo-Kyung replaces Jordon Mutch.

72:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Ryan Giggs replaces Javier Hernández.

72:01

David de Gea (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:01

Foul by Ben Turner (Cardiff City).

71:09

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

71:00

Attempt blocked. Don Cowie (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordon Mutch.

70:13

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Tom Cleverley.

69:23

Hand ball by Patrice Evra (Manchester United).

67:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Danny Welbeck replaces Adnan Januzaj.

64:56

Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Craig Noone replaces Peter Odemwingie.

64:01

Attempt missed. Peter Odemwingie (Cardiff City) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Taylor.

62:44

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:44

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

62:02

Offside, Manchester United. Rio Ferdinand tries a through ball, but Luis Antonio Valencia is caught offside.

58:43

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Antonio Valencia with a cross.

58:05

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:05

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

57:17

Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

57:17

Peter Odemwingie (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:49

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).

54:49

Gary Medel (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:57 Booking

Booking Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:49

Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:49

Foul by Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City).

53:35

Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

51:38

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by David Marshall.

51:35

Attempt saved. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross.

51:00

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by David Marshall.

50:58

Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross.

50:30 Booking

Booking Steven Caulker (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:18

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:18

Foul by Steven Caulker (Cardiff City).

47:02

Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:02

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City).

46:25

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

45:56

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

45:54

Attempt blocked. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:24

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Gary Medel.

45:00

Second Half begins Cardiff City 1, Manchester United 2.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Manchester United 2.

45:00 +0:46

Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Don Cowie (Cardiff City).

44:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 1, Manchester United 2. Patrice Evra (Manchester United) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

44:08

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Gary Medel.

43:27

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:27

Foul by Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City).

42:44

Hand ball by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

40:20

Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

39:37

Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

39:37

Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:10

Attempt missed. Don Cowie (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andrew Taylor with a cross.

35:55

Attempt missed. Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Steven Caulker with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

35:16

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).

35:16

Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 1, Manchester United 1. Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordon Mutch with a through ball.

29:27

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:27

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

26:58

Attempt missed. Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kévin Théophile-Catherine with a cross.

22:30

Attempt missed. Peter Odemwingie (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

20:57

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

20:57

Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:34

Attempt missed. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

19:06

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ben Turner.

19:00

Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a cross.

18:17

Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:17

Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Cardiff City).

17:28

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:28

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City).

16:14

Offside, Manchester United. Jonny Evans tries a through ball, but Javier Hernández is caught offside.

14:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 0, Manchester United 1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Hernández.

11:29

Attempt missed. Jonny Evans (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

11:16

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney following a corner.

10:44

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

7:27 Booking

Booking Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:06

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

7:06

Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:47

Attempt saved. Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross.

6:08

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

6:08

Kévin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:02

Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Antonio Valencia with a cross.

2:09

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:09

Foul by Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City).

1:09

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

1:09

Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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