Match ends, Cardiff City 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Cardiff City 1-0 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."
- 3da Silva
- 38AmeobiSubstituted forK Harrisat 73'minutes
- 19RevellSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes
- 24K Harris
- 7FrancombSubstituted forBarchamat 69'minutes
- 12MeadesBooked at 26mins
- 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forElliottat 69'minutes
- 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 69'minutes
- Brendan Malone
- Shots on Target
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, 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, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.
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.