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
  • 3da Silva
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cardiff City 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Fabio.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by James Shea.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces Sammy Ameobi.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Noone (Cardiff City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham replaces George Francomb.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

  20. Post update

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

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