Shrewsbury Town 0-4 Cardiff City

Frederic Gounongbe
Frederic Gounongbe joined Cardiff from Belgian side KVC Westerlo

Cardiff City impressed in a new formation under head coach Paul Trollope as they coasted to an easy pre-season friendly win at Shrewsbury.

Anthony Pilkington's excellent curling strike and a header from debutant Frederic Gounongbe gave the dominant visitors a 2-0 half-time lead.

Cardiff made 11 substitutions after an hour and Tom James nodded in from Craig Noone's free-kick.

Kenneth Zohore then seized on a goalkeeping error to complete the rout.

The most useful exercise for recently-appointed Cardiff boss Trollope was arguably the switch to a 5-3-2 formation which had proved so successful for Wales during their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Trollope has been a part of the Welsh coaching set-up since July 2015, and his Bluebirds players adapted to the system with ease as they monopolised possession and scoring opportunities in an utterly one-sided encounter.

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