Bluebirds second best as Leicester honour owner with a win

Last updated : 03 November 2018 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City 0 - 1 Leicester City. Demarai Gray scores the winner as Leicester end traumatic week with three points.

The off-field atttention has played heavy on the shoulders of Cardiff and Leicester in the build up to the Premier League clash between the sides at CCS on Saturday. After the decision was made to play the game the media has focussed on the Leicester reaction to the helicopter tragedy at the King Power Stadium last week.


But Cardiff City had to deal with occasion and they acted and delivered a fitting arena to honour and respect Leicester City, their owner's memory and the lives of those that perished with him.

But with the ceremony and circumstance out of the way Cardiff fell short when it came to matters on the pitch. A Victor Camarasa free kick rattled the bar in an even first half before Leciester also hit the bar but it seems via the arm of Sol Bamba who could have been sent off for stopping a goalbound effort. The half ended 0 - 0 with neither side in control.

But after the break Leicester's pace and movement made them the bigger threat and City's inability to close down balls in the wide area saw a cross fall to Demarai Gray who slotted home to earn the win the football community would be happy with. That is apart from the Cardiff City fans community who left feeling frustrated at the failure in front of goal from a shot shy City side.

Let's be honest, Callum Paterson is not the answer as a striker. Ken Zohore should be embarrassed that he's being kept out of the side by a defender. Gary Madine has shown nothing since a £6m move to CCS.

City are pinning all their hopes on Josh Murphy to create chances but he's ploughing a lone furrow when he looks up to see open spaces and defenders and not a strike force hungry to score goals.

It's now a myth that we are a danger from set pieces and long throws. Very little threat. And with Leicester far more savvy they saw out the game comfortably enough. They also used their influence and intimidation to presure the referee from the first whistle with scenes reminiscent of the way Man Utd used to gang up on the officials.

City are back in the bottom three, no complaints that we are not as good as Leicester, they did win the league two years ago, but disappointed that we are not putting ourselves into positions where we can win games, or at least not lose them.

We are apppearing second best far too often.

It's Brighton at home next week, an early 12:30 ko live on Sky.