EFL Cup - First Round
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Cardiff City 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Craig Noone (left) celebrates with Lee Peltier after giving Cardiff the lead against AFC Wimbledon
Craig Noone (left) celebrates with Lee Peltier after giving Cardiff the lead against AFC Wimbledon

Craig Noone's superb free-kick helped Cardiff City beat AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the League Cup.

Noone followed his spectacular equaliser against Fulham on Saturday with an equally impressive strike in first-half injury time.

Cardiff substitute Kenwyne Jones missed a chance to double Cardiff's lead as his shot was saved by James Shea.

Tom Elliott had Wimbledon's best opportunity with two minutes left but headed the ball against the bar.

Cardiff manager Russell Slade: "It's always a difficult one, the first round of the League Cup, because there are shocks galore.

"A lot of Championship clubs make a lot of changes. Sometimes you can't get that fluency you're looking for.

"It was very, very patchy but we managed to get the job done and that was important."

Line-ups

Cardiff

  • 30Wilson
  • 2Peltier
  • 4Morrison
  • 16Connolly
  • 3Fabio
  • 11Noone
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 22O'Keefe
  • 38AmeobiSubstituted forK Harrisat 73'minutes
  • 18Doyle
  • 19RevellSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Ralls
  • 9Jones
  • 10Mason
  • 21Moore
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24K Harris
  • 27Ajayi

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBarchamat 69'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 5Nightingale
  • 12MeadesBooked at 26mins
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forElliottat 69'minutes
  • 11Rigg
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Reeves
  • 9Elliott
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Barcham
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 22Osborne
  • 24McDonnell
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,314

Match Stats

Home TeamCardiffAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cardiff City 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a header from very close range following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Fabio.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Foul by Craig Noone (Cardiff City).

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham replaces George Francomb.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kenwyne Jones replaces Alex Revell.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthew Connolly.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Fabio.

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Fabio (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Alex Revell (Cardiff City).

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