Bluebirds Beat Wolves


A battling performance by Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds meant Cardiff beat Wolves to keep their 100% winning record at the start of the season.

It is the first time since Cardiff joined the football league that they have won all four of their opening games to a season.

The performance at Wolves was again a sign that the Welsh club are here to stay at the top of the table. The defeat for the Wanderers ends their 100% start to the season.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored the winning goal to keep Warnock’s side at the top of the able.

Joe Ralls gave Cardiff a deserved lead in the 54th minute before Wolves hit back Leo Bonatini slotted hom in the 67th minute.

However Mendez-Laing’s stunning strike 13 minutes from time meant Cardiff would head into their fifth game of the season sat still top of the league.

On the home side’s performance, manager Nuno said: “We made too many mistakes for a team that wants to be strong. I will never change the way that we play. If you want to build something you cannot for one minute have a doubt about what you have been doing.

“What makes you strong is how your get up from the big punches that you get. We have to be mentally strong to deal with this kind of provocation. We have to be physically strong.”

Neil Warnock was delighted with his side’s victory, and believed his English style of play helped them, he said: “It was a cracking game, a typical Championship match. Two sides really having a go at each other. We didn’t come to defend, we came to attack as much as we could really. Obviously we had to have a plan because Wolves have steamrollered every team they have played so far. I thought it worked well and I thought we shaded it, chances-wise.

“I was very, very pleased today as there were some really good performances. To have that kick in the teeth of conceding the equaliser and then to come back and play some good stuff, probably enjoy our best spell, showed what we are about.”


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