Memorable Matches: Cardiff City

Memorable Matches: Cardiff City

We look at some memorable matches between the two sides.

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Cardiff City, we look back at some memorable fixtures between the two sides...

 

Saturday, 29 February 1972- Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United

Don Revie’s side, after thrashing Manchester United 5-1, travelled to Ninian Park for an FA Cup fifth round tie. Leeds dominated the first half against Second Division Cardiff, goalkeeper Billy Irwin was tested on numerous occasions. He denied Eddie Gray, Mick Jones and Peter Lorimer to prevent Leeds from opening the scoring. The Whites pressure told in the 35th minute.  Lorimer whipped in a corner and Johnny Giles guided the ball into the back of the net. After the goal Cardiff put pressure on Leeds but Gary Sprake could not be beaten. Any hope of a cup upset for the home supporters ended in the 84th minute when Lorimer crossed for Allan Clarke who headed down for Giles to smash home his second of the game, seeing Leeds progress.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015- Leeds United 1-0 Cardiff City

Leeds hosted Russell Slade’s Cardiff City side as the Whites looked to climb away from the relegation zone. The game didn’t come into life until the second half as Alex Mowatt picked up the ball 40 yards out and carried it before unleashing a thunderous strike into the top corner to give Leeds the lead. Chris Wood should’ve sealed the game after he rounded the goalkeeper but couldn’t tap home. Leeds held on and sealed Steve Evans' first victory as manager.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016- Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United

The Whites visited the Bluebirds looking for the first away win in over three months. Marco Silvestri was in inspired form as he helped withstand heavy pressure in the first half. With 36 minutes on the clock, Leeds opened the scoring against the run of play. Mirco Antenucci started the counter attack and played a delightful through ball to Souleymane Doukara who placed the ball past David Marshall in the Cardiff net. Leeds could have doubled the lead early in the second half but Antenucci’s shot was cleared off the line. Defender Fabio was sent off for the home side and Antenucci wrapped up the points with seconds to go.


Saturday, 17 September 2016- Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United

Leeds travelled to the Cardiff City Stadium as Garry Monk’s side looked to climb the table. The hosts had the better of the first half, as they dominated from set pieces and Sean Morrison hit the post with a bullet header. Icelandic midfielder Aron Gunnarsson also hit the post with a shot from the edge of the box.  Pablo Hernandez nearly broke the deadlock with an effort from outside the box but Ben Amos saved well. With just over an hour gone Hernandez whipped in a corner which saw Matthew Connolly foul Pontus Jansson in the box. Chris Wood stepped up and converted the penalty past the goalkeeper. With eight minutes to go, Hernandez got his deserved goal with a brilliant curling effort from just inside the area and Leeds took the three points home.


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