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Championship: Stoke City and Cardiff City draw a hectic match 3-3 on Saturday

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STOKE. Stoke City and Cardiff City played an incredible match before drawing 3-3.

STOKE. Stoke City and Cardiff City went through a rollercoaster before drawing 3-3. Stoke City couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (58%)

The match was held at the Bet365 Stadium Stadium in Stoke on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was John Brooks who had the assistance of Wade Smith and Jonathan Hunt. The 4th official was Scott Oldham. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.3 degrees Celsius or 54.05 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Stoke City was in firm control of the ball 58% while Cardiff City was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Stoke City was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Stoke City to win the match​.

Stoke City shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Cardiff City shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.


Stoke City received 3 yellow cards (B. Wilmot, H. Souttar and S. Surridge). On the opposite side, Cardiff City received 3 yellow cards (C. Nelson, L. Bacuna and M. Harris).

After this encounter, Stoke City will have 21 points like Luton Town, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town, Millwall and Blackpool to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Cardiff City will have 11 points to stay in the 21st place.

Match Events

  • 9'

    J. Brown

    B. Wilmot

  • 16'

    S. Fletcher

  • 39'

    C. Nelson

  • 46'

    S. Fletcher

  • 52'

    M. Harris

    K. Evans

  • 56'

    L. Bacuna

  • 62'

    B. Wilmot

  • 64'

    H. Souttar

  • 66'

    R. Colwill

  • 70'

    M. Harris

    K. Moore

  • 71'

    K. Moore

  • 74'

    T. Campbell

    S. Fletcher

  • 74'

    S. Surridge

    J. Brown

  • 80'

    M. Vrancic

    J. Thompson

  • 83'

    S. Surridge

  • 85'

    A. Flint

    S. Morrison

  • 89'

    M. Harris

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Stoke City will play away with Blackpool on the 3rd of November with a 1-1 head to head record.

Cardiff City will host Queens Park Rangers on the 3rd of November with a 12-5 head to head in favor of Queens Park Rangers (5 draws).

Stoke City: Formation and Lineups

Stoke City started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Michael O\’Neill chose to play with the following team: Josef Bursik (5.8), Ben Wilmot (6.1), Harry Souttar (6.8), James Chester (6.3), Tommy Smith (6.7), Joe Allen (6.6), Romaine Sawyers (6.5), Jordan Thompson (6.5), Josh Tymon (5.8), Steven Fletcher (8.6) and Jacob Brown (8.2).


Stoke City made 3 changes: S. Fletcher for T. Campbell (74′), J. Brown for S. Surridge (74′) and J. Thompson for M. Vrancic (80′).

Top player: Steven Fletcher

Probably the most impressive player in Stoke City was Steven Fletcher.

His rating is (8.6) with 2 goals, 31 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10.

Cardiff City: Formation and Lineups

Cardiff City started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Mick McCarthy played with: Alex Smithies (6.1), Mark McGuinness (6.1), Sean Morrison (7.0), Curtis Nelson (7.0), Perry Ng (6.4), Will Vaulks (6.7), Leandro Bacuna (7.2), Ryan John Giles (7.2), Kieron Evans (6.4), Rubin Colwill (7.8) and Kieffer Moore (7.6).

Cardiff City could not rely on the presence of A. Flint (injured).


Cardiff City made 2 changes: K. Evans for M. Harris (52′) and S. Morrison for A. Flint (85′).

Top player: Rubin Colwill

Probably the most impressive player in Cardiff City was Rubin Colwill.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 21 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 11.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship



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