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Huddersfield Town 0-3 Cardiff City

Kenneth Zohore
Kenneth Zohore has scored 12 goals for Cardiff City this season

Huddersfield Town will play Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-offs after they lost against Cardiff City.

Terriers goalkeeper Danny Ward saw red after just 20 minutes when he handled outside of the box.

Kenneth Zohore had put the Bluebirds ahead when he slotted past Ward, who will now face a suspension.

The visitors made their extra man count as Joe Bennett fired in from close range and then wrapped up the three points by scoring his second late on.

David Wagner's side had already secured a spot in the play-offs with victory against Wolves in April but will now face last year's finalists Wednesday after finishing the season in fifth.

Huddersfield will face Carlos Carvalhal's team at home in the first leg on on Sunday, 14 May at 12:00 BST.

Neil Warnock's Cardiff, who were 23rd when he was appointed in October as replacement for former manager Paul Trollope, end their season in 12th following the victory.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner:

"We were not switched onto the game and, even for me, it's not been easy to finish one competition and get ready for another.

"Now the competition that counts is in front of us. It's been a fantastic achievement but we will not go into the play-offs as favourites.

"We like the underdog role. Huddersfield Town are still in the race but we are humble as always."

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock:

"I have steadied the ship and I have not spent a penny yet. I have agreed a couple of fringe players but we are looking to sign three or four who can really help us.

"Now it's time for a rest because the players have worked their socks off. I want the players to enjoy it with me. We don't train every minute of the day but I want them to die for me when they get out on the pitch."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1WardBooked at 20mins
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 6HoggSubstituted forWhiteheadat 79'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forColemanat 21'minutes
  • 37BrownSubstituted forWellsat 67'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 23Quaner

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 18Lolley
  • 21Wells

Cardiff

  • 28Murphy
  • 2Peltier
  • 4Morrison
  • 16Connolly
  • 6RichardsBooked at 75mins
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 8Ralls
  • 3Bennett
  • 13PilkingtonSubstituted forWhittinghamat 63'minutes
  • 26ZohoreSubstituted forLambertat 79'minutes
  • 33HoilettSubstituted forM Harrisat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whittingham
  • 11Noone
  • 15Halford
  • 19Lambert
  • 21Amos
  • 31M Harris
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
20,583

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 3.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

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

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Rickie Lambert replaces Kenneth Zohore.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Dean Whitehead replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jazz Richards (Cardiff City).

Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 3. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kenneth Zohore following a fast break.

Foul by Lee Peltier (Cardiff City).

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Cardiff City. Aron Gunnarsson tries a through ball, but Jazz Richards is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells replaces Isaiah Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Mark Harris replaces Junior Hoilett.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Peter Whittingham replaces Anthony Pilkington because of an injury.

Foul by Lee Peltier (Cardiff City).

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson.

Attempt blocked. Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

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

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kenneth Zohore.

Attempt saved. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

Second Half

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 2.

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As It Stood

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2Brighton46289974403493
3Reading46267136864485
4Sheff Wed462491360451581
5Huddersfield46256155658-281
6Fulham4622141085572880
7Leeds462291561471475
8Norwich4620101685691670
9Derby461813155450467
10Brentford4618101875651064
11Preston461614166463162
12Cardiff461711186061-162
13Aston Villa461614164748-162
14Barnsley461513186467-358
15Wolves461610205458-458
16Ipswich461316174858-1055
17Bristol City46159226066-654
18QPR46158235266-1453
19Birmingham461314194564-1953
20Burton461313204963-1452
21Nottm Forest46149236272-1051
22Blackburn461215195365-1251
23Wigan461012244057-1742
24Rotherham4658334098-5823
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