Cardiff City made a stunning comeback to grab the share of the spoils in one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Jacob Brown opened the scoring inside the first 10 minutes before Steven Fletcher doubled the lead six minutes later. They further increased the lead when Fletcher scored his second inside the first minute after the restart. Cardiff then got one back from a long-distance strike by Rubin Colwill. Four minutes later Kieffer Moore further reduced the lead to make it 3-2 before Mark Harris scored the third to complete the comeback.
Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “We’re extremely disappointed by what happened and we have to be ready to play again on Wednesday night. We had a shambolic five or 10 minutes in the game. We conceded a poor first goal, a poor second goal, and then the game unravels a little bit and we should have done better. We were 3-0 up, comfortable and we then found ourselves level and it’s incredibly frustrating from that point of view. I thought that there was a little period prior to them scoring where we stopped doing a lot of the good things we had done, which was to play with purpose, play forward and combine by moving the ball fast, and when we do that we look a good team.”
Cardiff’s caretaker manager Steve Morison: “Definitely not easy but exciting and fun – 3-0 down, it’s a different game but the lads were fantastic for that period, and we could have won it.” he added. “It’s pleasing to stop the run of results. We had some really good chances in the game and in the first half but we didn’t take them.”
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