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Cardiff City 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sammy Ameobi
Sammy Ameobi has joined Cardiff City on a season long loan from Necastle United

Cardiff City earned their first league win of the season with an efficient performance against Wolves.

The home side took the lead before the break when Kenwyne Jones headed past stranded Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

Sammy Ameobi added a second just two minutes after replacing Jones in the second half, his shot deflecting in off Kortney Hause.

Wolves offered little and slipped to a second successive loss, having squandered a two-goal lead against QPR.

Having seen his side draw their first three league matches of the season, Cardiff manager Russell Slade made two changes from the midweek stalemate at Blackburn.

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Jackett on Cardiff v Wolves

Joe Mason had Cardiff's first chance, his low shot saved by Ikeme following neat build-up play involving Jones and Joe Ralls.

Jones impressed on his first start of the season, providing a dependable link between Cardiff's midfield and attack and harrying Wolves' defenders.

On one occasion the Trinidadian striker was deemed too abrasive, as referee Andy Davies disallowed a Mason goal from a corner where Jones was judged to have fouled Wolves centre-back Richard Stearman.

Jones was not to be denied, however, and headed Cardiff in front as he met Fabio's clipped diagonal ball and nodded beyond the onrushing Ikeme.

An ankle injury cut Jones' afternoon short after 57 minutes, but his replacement Ameobi had an instant impact as he pounced on Kagisho Dikgacoi's header from a corner and fired firmly beyond Ikeme with the help of a deflection from Hause.

Mason had an opportunity to add a final gloss to the scoreline but his injury-time shot was smothered by Ikeme.

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade: "It was pretty even in the first period but we managed to draw first blood which is always important.

"In the second half I thought we were very good and controlled large parts of it, created chances and got the second goal.

"We probably could have had a third but we won't get greedy and we kept a clean sheet and that was important for us."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett said: "We had a lot of the ball and played a patient possession game but didn't have enough going forward.

"We didn't have a shot on target and that tells its own story and is very disappointing - we need to do better.

"We had possession up and around the halfway line and moved it from side to side and got into one-v-one situations but ultimately didn't hurt the Cardiff back four enough."

Kenwyne Jones
Striker Kenwyne Jones scored in his first start of the season for Cardiff
Kortney Hause of Wolves and Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff City compete for the ball
Wolves' Kortney Hause competes for the ball with Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff City

Line-ups

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Peltier
  • 4MorrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Connolly
  • 3FabioSubstituted forEcuele Mangaat 88'minutes
  • 13Pilkington
  • 7Whittingham
  • 15DikgacoiBooked at 28mins
  • 8Ralls
  • 9JonesSubstituted forAmeobiat 57'minutes
  • 10Mason

Substitutes

  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 11Noone
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 18Doyle
  • 19Revell
  • 21Moore
  • 38Ameobi

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Stearman
  • 30Hause
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forHenryat 63'minutes
  • 16CoadyBooked at 33mins
  • 17van La Parra
  • 4Edwards
  • 20OjoSubstituted forDickoat 62'minutes
  • 10Afobe

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Golbourne
  • 7Henry
  • 9Dicko
  • 19Price
  • 26Martinez
  • 48Enobakhare
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
14,820

Match Stats

Home TeamCardiffAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cardiff City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cardiff City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Whittingham.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Booking

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Bruno Ecuele Manga replaces Fabio because of an injury.

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

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Hand ball by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Joe Mason (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Morrison.

Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Sammy Ameobi is caught offside.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Matthew Connolly (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi following a set piece situation.

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Joe Mason (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Kevin McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko replaces Sheyi Ojo.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.

Goal!

Goal! Cardiff City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kagisho Dikgacoi with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Attempt missed. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Sammy Ameobi replaces Kenwyne Jones because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich431084410
2Brighton431052310
3Charlton42205238
4MK Dons42115237
5Hull42116427
6QPR42119817
7Cardiff41306426
8Middlesbrough41214225
9Birmingham31205415
10Sheff Wed41215415
11Nottm Forest41213305
12Preston41212205
13Burnley412145-15
14Brentford31116514
15Leeds40404404
16Derby40403304
17Wolves411257-24
18Bristol City411258-34
19Reading403123-13
20Huddersfield403135-23
21Fulham402246-22
22Blackburn402235-22
23Bolton402215-42
24Rotherham4013410-61
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