Date: 12th August 2017 at 4:45pm
Written by:
Cardiff City
3 – 0
Aston Villa

Cardiff City Stadium



Attendance: 23,899

Referee: Robinson

Cardiff City Aston Villa
Mendez-Laing (21, 71), Hoilett (60)
Etheridge Johnstone
Peltier Hutton
Morrison Chester
Bamba Terry
Bennett 63 Taylor
Gunnarsson Elmohamady 31
Damour Lansbury 58
Ralls Whelan
Mendez-Laing 86 Onomah 77
Zohore 90 Agbonlahor
Hoilett Hogan


Ecuele Manga Samba
Richards 63 Steer
Tomlin Hourihane 77
Ward 86 Bree
Halford Bjarnason
Kennedy 90 O'Hare 58
Murphy Adomah 31

Game Statistics

15 Goal attempts 10
12 On Target 1
4 Corners 7
9 Fouls 9
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
35 % 65

24 Replies to “Stats: Cardiff City v Aston Villa”

  • Fed up of naming names but some players did nothing in 90 minutes !!!! Apart from a Chester header did we have any other chances on goal ??? at this rate we are going to score less than we did last season. Mr Bruce you need to sort things out and quickly,

  • To be fair, we shouldn’t really be expecting anything else. The team was nowhere near good enough last season and I can’t see any real improvements in personnel or ambition. I said before…8th at best and even that’s already looking unlikely.

  • Positives. Newcastle lost first 2 last season and got promoted. Well Mr Bruce that is the only positive. Reading is a must win game. Our plan of hiring age UK players and spending 1 million could backfire. I am baffled as to what next. I have said it b4,

  • What the hell is Bruce playing at?….. The buck stop with him. He clears out some deadwood and replaces it with…………………… yep, DEADWOOD!

  • Up until today I was concerned about the tactical ability of SB. Now I am worried – really
    worried. Still no signs of the players understanding the system they are supposed to be
    using, no cohesion, no teamwork and no ability to change things around whe

  • Back four were abysmal. Chester beaten time and time again in 1v1 situations… Whelan running round like a headless chicken in front of them didn’t help. Other than give the ball away and take bad set-pieces, what does Lansbury do???

  • It’s taken us a long time to get a half decent Owner like Dr Xhia and unless he gets rid of this clown Bruce he will not be happy with his purchase at all.

  • I am always the eternal optimist, but I am worried already. Warnocks press releases were excellent, although I don’t actually like him, but he got his players up for it. Many other teams will be exactly the same. I shot on target in 90 minutes will very

  • Was getting worried last year with lack of progress in team play and tactical awareness shown from manager. Was hoping that with a full pre- season under his belt and some movement in the market things would improve. Sorry to say see no sign of improveme

  • Just got back from cardiff what a load of rubbish we didn’t offer anything sorry guys losing fath in Bruce not sure he’s the right manager for us

  • I see that SB has said that ” we looked fragile once Elmohamady went off “. Well that just about confirms my fears about his tactics. Maybe you missed it Mr Bruce, but we were already a goal when he was injured and not looking good. Elmohamady is a defend

  • was unfortunate to be there today. We were truly shocking. Bruce looked broken in his interviews after and admitted he’s not been able to fix the away problem. If he can’t then…….. and I don’t like the manager merry go round and this continue cycle

  • wouldn’t like to be the owner/ceo now. We have to get promoted this season, if not with the FFP we will be a championship team a very long time. Stick or twice? It seems reactionary at the moment and no doubt unless he resigns, he’s got Reading and Nor

  • In all of this, the one i feel sorry for is Tony Xia,he certainly deserves something better than this for what he has done. The good Dr needs to seriously look at how much time this manager is going to waste before he admits he’s not sure he can cut it, r

  • Agreed Mr Fear & AV Dave. SB seems to be a good man manager and he does have experience. Maybe the solution would be to bring in a younger coach with a different vision
    in order to advise him on alternative tactics – to replace his current assistant(

  • Can’t have two bosses DJ, Bruce would not accept someone telling him what to do and neither should he. He has to take responsibility for this mess. Never been a fan of Bruce’s brand of football, but thought he would make us tight at the back and find a wi

  • ‘it was on the edge of embarrassing.’ to quote SB , its on the edge of embarrassing that he continues to persist with Gabby , Hutton and it appears no plan B , did we have any attacking options on the bench , no , stacked with midfielders and defenders. O

  • My many followers (well, my son) will recall that I advocated giving Neil Warnock the job prior to Bruce based on his ability to rescue ‘car crashes’, (Rotherham, Sheffield United, QPR, Cardiff etc) in a short space of time. How long do you think NW would

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