FT: Burton 0 - 1 Cardiff City

Last updated : 06 August 2017 By Michael Morris

Ken Zohore added to his value today with a crisp low curling shot past Stephen Bywater. 

The goal came three mins from the end of normal time and capped a decent late improvement for the Bluebirds after a scrappy opening 70 mins.

The game changed after the introduction off the bench of Loic Damour and the star in the making Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. City took the game to the hosts and the pressure paid off. Zohore's strike bagged the points for an opening day win in the Burton sunshine. 

Lee Tomlin and Neil Etheridge started the game on their league debuts and three more new signings came off the bench. Danny Ward being the third. 

City saw out 5 mins of added time with only a minor scare to register three points in front of 1800 travelling fans. 

Burton Albion: Bywater, Lund, Buxton, McFadzean, Warnock, Murphy, Mousinho (Sbarra 89), Irvine, Akins, Sordell (Akpan 64), Dyer (Varney 78).

Subs not used: Naylor, Palmer, Campbell, Barker.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Bamba, Manga (Mendez-Laing 64), Morrison (capt), Peltier, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Bennett, Tomlin (Damour 64), Hoilett (D Ward 80), Zohore

Subs not used: Richards, Pilkington, Halford, Murphy (gk).

Referee: Geoff Eltringham.

Attendance: 5,050