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Live Blog: Cardiff City vs Fulham – live updates, goals, team news

Source: Cardiff City FC

By Reece Chambers

Gair Rhydd at the Cardiff City Stadium

  • Fulham take the lead through Andre Schurrle stunner
  • Bluebirds reply with two goals through Murphy and Reid
  • Kick Off: 3pm

Follow all the action – from teams news and match updates to post-match reaction – here on our live blog!

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:55

FULL TIME

Cardiff 4-2 Fulham

Cardiff have their first win of the Premier League season!

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:53

ADDED TIME

There will be four additional minutes at the end of the game.

4-2

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:50

88 mins

GOAL!

Cardiff 4-2 Fulham

No, that is not a typo.

Cardiff have FOUR! Camarasa breaks well following a slip from a Fulham defender and manages to square the ball to substitute Kadeem Harris who cannot miss from five yards.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:46

85 mins

Cardiff 3-2 Fulham

WHAT A SAVE! Etheridge makes a superb save down to his left to deny Fulham an equaliser from a corner.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:37

75 mins

Cardiff 3-2 Fulham

Huge cheers around the ground as Schurrle’s free-kick is fired straight into the wall.

Sarcastic applause for referee Kevin Friend as he awards Cardiff a free-kick for a foul on Sol Bamba.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:27

65 mins

GOAL!!!!

Cardiff 3-2 Fulham

It’s so precise from Calum Paterson who pokes the ball in on the half turn from 15 yards.

Can they hold on?

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:25

64 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

There’s still plenty of time in this one for either side to get the win.

In truth, Fulham look the most dangerous in attack through Sessegnon and Mitrovic.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:19

57 mins

SUBSTITUTION

Fulham make a change as Floyd Ayite replaces Jean Seri.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:17

55 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

Harry Arter takes the initiative to take the free-kick early but Paterson is unable to test the Fulham goal.

Sessegnon tests Etheridge at the other end soon after.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:11

50 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

Harry Arter is invited to shoot with plenty of space in midfield but his shot goes marginally over the bar.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:08

46 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

A half time change for the visitors sees ex-Swansea captain Alfie Mawson replace replace Calum Chambers.

Boos around the ground.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201816:06

SECOND HALF

Kick off!

Can the Bluebirds find their first win of the season?

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:51

HALF TIME

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

After an eventful first half, it’s all level at the break.

Cardiff will be disappointed to not be in front after two poor goals to concede.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:48

45+2 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

YELLOW

Stefan Johansen goes into the referee’s book for a high challenge on Gunnarsson.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:46

45 mins

Added time: 5 minutes added on at the end of the first half.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:43

42 mins

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

It’s horrendous defending from Cardiff again. Poor play between Morrison and Manga puts the Bluebirds under the cosh.

All of a sudden, they need half time desperately.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:35

34 mins

Goal.

Cardiff 2-2 Fulham

It’s so simple again for the away side. An easy one-two between Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon allows the young Englishman to slot the ball past Etheridge.

Soft.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:31

30 mins

Cardiff 2-1 Fulham

For all of Fulham’s attacking flair, they are seriously struggling at the back.

The back four seem incapable of passing the ball between them without allowing Cardiff another chance.

The Bluebirds need to kill this game off.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:21

20 mins

GOAL!!!!

Cardiff 2-1 Fulham

Bobby Decordova-Reid finishes past Bettinelli following a deflection from Cardiff’s free-kick around 25 yards out.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:16

15 mins

GOAL!

Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

Murphy finds himself in acres of space on the left-hand side and finishes well past Bettinelli in the right-hand corner.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:14

15 mins

Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

CLOSE!

Cardiff go close up at the other end but Bettinelli’s save is diverted out of the danger area.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:11

11 mins

Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

So casual from the home side. Fulham concede another foul in their defensive half.

The delivery is poor from the free-kick and Fulham score on the break with Andre Schurrle netting a superb strike.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:07

7 mins

Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

It’s been a dramatic opening 10 minutes here. An awful backpass to Bettinelli leaves him with no other choice than to hook the ball out for a corner.

Paterson is then cautioned for a foul on a Fulham defender at the corner.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:04

5 mins

Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

Fulham break well on the counter but Bobby Decordova-Reid does well to break up the attack.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:04

4 mins

Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

CLOSE! Josh Murphy goes close with a typical right foot strike from the edge of the box. Nothing from the corner.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201815:00

KICK OFF

It’s the Bluebirds who get the game underway.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201814:39

Team News – Fulham

Defender Tim Ream makes just his third start of the season for the visitors. In attack, Fulham look as if they will be playing with three attacking midfielders (Schurrle, Seri, Sessegnon) supporting Mitrovic.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201814:24

Team News – Cardiff City

Aron Gunnarsson makes a return from injury after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Meanwhile, Josh Murphy and Decordova-Reid start together as they accompany Callum Paterson in attack.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201814:13

FULHAM TEAM NEWS:

Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Odoi, Chambers, McDonald, Johansen, Mitrovic, Ream, Schurrle, Le Marchand, Seri.

Gair Rhydd Sport October 20, 201814:12

CARDIFF TEAM NEWS:

Etheridge, Bennett, Morrison, Manga, Arter, Murphy, Paterson, Decordova-Reid, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Bamba.

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