Malky's men make a point

Last updated : 22 August 2012 By Michael Morris

A record crowd at a newly extended Amex Stadium saw Brighton and Cardiff play out an exciting 0 - 0 draw.

It was a first point for the home side and a second clean sheet for the visitors.

Chances were created at both ends with the keepers on top form.

The point sees Cardiff City in 6th place.

City face Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday lunchtime. The Wurzels ran riot tonight beating Crystal Palace 4 - 1.

Brighton match report here from Steve Tucker at Wales Online

ON the opening day of the Championship season, Cardiff City played worse than this and got all three points.

Here, they had to settle for just the one, but nobody ever said football was straightforward.

Against Huddersfield for long periods Malky Mackay’s men had failed to find their rhythm before grabbing a late winner. 

On the south coast they showed the same grit and determination on the back-foot, but also started to hint that maybe things are starting to come together when it comes to more creative aspects.

Early on, especially, Cardiff seemed to be clicking patterns into place and finding the fluency going forward that many will demand from a side packed with so much individual talent.

Indeed, it might have been a different night if captain Mark Hudson had not seen his early header cleared off the line or Heidar Helguson had scored from a few yards out after some lovely approach play.

But that’s not to say Cardiff would have deserved three points from a game which, for a goalless stalemate, was about as exciting as possible.

Just as against Huddersfield the Bluebirds were incredibly thankful to goalkeeper David Marshall for another string of fantastic saves.

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