CARDIFF. Reading overcomes Cardiff City 1-0 after J. Hoilett scored just 1 goal (38′).
The match was played at the Cardiff City Stadium stadium in Cardiff on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. In front of 18,400 spectators. The referee was Thomas Bramall with the help of Daniel Leach and Craig Taylor. The 4th official was Will Finnie. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 13.9 degrees Celsius or 57.06 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 93%.
- 50 Ball Possession 50
- 25 Total 2
- 6 On Target 1
- 19 Off Target 1
- 2 Shots blocked 0
- 131 Attack 112
- 81 Dangerous attack 66
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 2
- 18 Total 5
- 4 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 2
The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Cardiff City was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Reading that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Cardiff City was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Reading was capable to find the solution to win this contest.
Cardiff City shot 25 times, 6 on target, 19 off target. On the other side, Reading shot 2 times, 1 on target, 1 off target.
Cardiff City received 4 yellow cards (M. Pack, J. Ralls, J. Collins and M. McGuinness). On the other side, Reading didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this encounter, Cardiff City will stay with 11 points like Nottingham Forest, Preston North End and Swansea City to stay in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Reading will have 16 points like Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City to stay in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Cardiff City will play away against Swansea City on the 17th of October with a 5-4 head to head stats in favor of Swansea City (3 draws).
Reading will host Barnsley on the 16th of October with a 10-2 head to head in favor of Reading (6 draws).
Cardiff City – Formation
Cardiff City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Mick McCarthy decided to play with the following team: Alex Smithies, Mark McGuinness , Aden Flint , Curtis Nelson , Ciaron Brown , Marlon Pack , Joe Ralls , Ryan John Giles , Sam Bowen , Leandro Bacuna and Kieffer Moore .
The home team had on the bench: M. Harris, Rubin Colwill, P. Ng, James Collins , D. Phillips, Will Vaulks and J. Bagan.
Cardiff City made 3 changes: L. Bacuna for R. Colwill (61′), S. Bowen for J. Collins (79′) and J. Ralls for W. Vaulks (79′).
Best player: Ryan John Giles
The player that probably impressed the most for Cardiff City was Ryan John Giles.
His rating iswith 30 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 5. He performed 23 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Reading – Formation
Also Reading adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Veljko Paunovic played with: Luke Southwood, Andy Yiadom , Liam Moore , Josh Laurent , Abdul Baba Rahman , Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru , Danny Drinkwater , Junior Hoilett , John Swift , Ovie Ejaria and George Pușcaș .
They had on the bench: Rafael, K. Ehibhatiomhan, Jahmari Clarke, C. Osorio, Scott Dann , E. Bristow and M. Stickland.
Reading could not rely on the presence of J. Clarke (injured).
Reading made 2 changes: G. Puscas for S. Dann (65′) and A. Yiadom for J. Clarke (80′).
Best player: Luke Southwood
The player that probably impressed the most for Reading was the goalkeeper: Luke Southwood. His rating is 8.25. He performed 5 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- AFC Bournemouth – Sheffield United – 2-1
- Barnsley – Millwall – 0-1
- Birmingham City – Nottingham Forest – 0-3
- Blackpool – Blackburn Rovers – 2-1
- Cardiff City – Reading – 0-1
- Coventry City – Fulham – 4-1
- Derby County – Swansea City – 0-0
- Hull City – Middlesbrough – 2-0
- Luton Town – Huddersfield Town – 0-0
- Peterborough United – Bristol City – 2-3
- Queens Park Rangers – Preston North End – 3-2