Romaine Sawyers scored the purpose that gave Cardiff their first residence win for 111 days as they beat Studying 1-0 at Cardiff Metropolis Stadium.
Bluebirds followers needed to wait till the 91st minute for his or her facet to fireside the nineteenth of the evening to interrupt the impasse and it pushed new boss Sabri Lamouchi’s males 5 factors away from the relegation zone.
Their final triumph within the Welsh capital got here in 10 appearances – 9 within the league and a draw within the FA Cup – on October 29 in opposition to Rotherham.
For Lamouchi, the membership’s third supervisor this season, his first away win at Birmingham on Tuesday evening was shortly adopted by a primary at residence.
As for Paul Ince’s Studying facet, they are going to really feel aggrieved to have survived for 90 minutes following so many accidents. After ending a five-game winless streak with a 2-1 residence conquer Rotherham earlier within the week that took them 11 factors away from the drop zone, it was some extent misplaced to dying.
Studying’s solely actual assault within the first half got here within the twenty third minute when Andy Carroll kicked in a ball to place compatriot Femi Azeez into house on the appropriate facet of the Bluebirds penalty space. His cross was aimed toward Carroll, however Tom McIntyre acquired in entrance of him and walked in direction of him.
Scott Dann was proven a yellow card for taking Kion Etete off as Cardiff superior. It gave Perry Ng an opportunity to imitate his sensational free kick from the Birmingham sport and he nearly did it once more. He flicked the ball over the wall from 25 yards out however noticed his shot hit the facet netting after narrowly lacking the highest proper nook of Joe Lumley’s purpose.
Studying began the second half brighter and pushed Cardiff deeper into their very own half.
They received just a few corners and free-kicks and nearly took benefit of a slide from Ryan Allsop as he tried to clear a again go within the 67th minute. The Cardiff keeper’s aerial shot gave Yakou Meite the prospect to dive for the free ball, however even when he succeeded Allsop was in a position to keep away from blushing.
Cardiff acquired their second wind late and hit the woodwork twice within the 74th and 77th minutes. Prime scorer Callum Robinson curled a right-footed shot from contained in the ‘D’ onto the crossbar, then Sheyi Ojo bounced a shot over the bar and huge.
They went on and acquired their reward in stoppage time when Amadou Mbengue’s clearance fell on Sawyers, whose bouncing half-volley from 20 yards by a crowd of gamers left Lumley on the improper foot and helpless.
Participant of the Match – Romaine Sawyers
The 2 groups will likely be subsequent in motion at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. Cardiff journey to Carrow Highway to tackle Norwich, whereas Studying host Blackpool on the Choose Automotive Leasing Stadium.