Sport Cardiff fight back to beat Norwich in the Championship

13:45  02 december  2017
13:45  02 december  2017 Source:   reuters.com

Klose back in contention for trip to Cardiff

  Klose back in contention for trip to Cardiff Defender Timm Klose has recovered from his injury against Nottingham Forest and will travel to Cardiff for Norwich City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture on Friday evening, the club have confirmed. The defender was replaced at half-time in the Canaries 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest, an injury which kept the Swiss international out of the draw at home to Preston. Klose was also sidelined at the beginning of the season, missing the club’s first seven fixtures. However, Klose, 29, has recovered from the hip injury which kept him out, manager Daniel Farke confirmed in his pre-match press conference and will travel with the squad to Cardiff. “Timm is back. He trained in the last two sessions with us and he hasn’t been out for too long so he’ll be available for tomorrow.” The news will come as a welcome boost to Farke, who is looking to gain the sides first win in seven games when they face high-flying Cardiff, where a win will lift them into the top half of the table, ahead of Saturday’s fixtures.

LONDON (Reuters) – Cardiff City moved to within a point of leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in England’s second-tier Championship after they fought back from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at home on Friday.

Sky Bet Championship match Norwich vs Cardiff (17 Jan 2015). Norwich withstood a determined second-half fightback from Cardiff to make it a winning start for new boss Alex Neil at Carrow Road.

a football player on a field: Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City © REUTERS Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City

Cardiff City moved to within a point of leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in England's second-tier Championship after they fought back from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at home on Friday.

Cardiff trailed to a thunderous effort from Marco Stiepermann at the break but turned the match around in the second half with a penalty from Joe Ralls and further goals from Junior Hoilett and Omar Bogle.

a close up of Neil Warnock: Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City © REUTERS Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City

The win moved Cardiff up to 43 points, with Wolves visiting Birmingham City on Monday, while Aston Villa missed the chance to go third after a 1-1 draw at Leeds United.

Norwich player ratings: Cardiff (A)

  Norwich player ratings: Cardiff (A) Norwich City were left frustrated once again as they lost 3-1 to Cardiff in Wales on Friday night. The Canaries are now eight games without a win in all competitions, despite taking the lead against the Bluebirds. Marco Stiepermann handed Norwich the lead towards the end of the first-half when he drilled in a rasping effort from the edge of the box – his first for the club. Cardiff then made a flying start to the second half as they were awarded a penalty within minutes of kick-off for an alleged push from a corner. Joe Ralls stepped up and slotted home with ease. Junior Hoilet then put the home side ahead when his volley from just inside the box looped over Gunn and into the top corner. There was then a manic few minutes as Gunn gave away and then saved a penalty, with the on-loan keeper staying down the middle and catching Ralls’ penalty. Omar Bogle sealed the win for Cardiff late on, bundling the ball home after Vrancic lost the ball in midfield.

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Cardiff City moved to within a point of leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in England's second-tier Championship after they fought back from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at home on Friday.

Cardiff City moved to within a point of leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in England's second-tier Championship after they fought back from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at home on Friday.

a man holding a football ball: Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City © REUTERS Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City

Cardiff had looked in trouble at halftime following Stiepermann's effort from distance but whatever manager Neil Warnock said in the halftime interval produced a stirring reaction after the break.

Ralls, who also missed a penalty later in the game, levelled from the spot four minutes into the second half after Ivo Pinto was penalised for a shove in the box.

A looping finish from Hoilett then put them ahead with 25 minutes remaining and Bogle finished a cross from close range to wrap up victory on Warnock's 69th birthday, leaving Norwich winless in eight games.

a man playing a game of football: Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City © REUTERS Championship - Cardiff City vs Norwich City

Leeds went ahead when Pontus Jansson headed in at the near post after 19 minutes but Villa found a route back into the match after 71 when Henri Lansbury fired low into the net.

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(Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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