Middlesbrough 2-0 Cardiff City: A surprise win against Cardiff City

CARDIFF. Middlesbrough had a surprising win over Cardiff City with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored byA. Sporar (35') and a goal from M. Payero (74').

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CARDIFF. Middlesbrough had a surprising win over Cardiff City with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored byA. Sporar (35′) and a goal from M. Payero (74′).

The match was held at the Cardiff City Stadium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday and this began at 11:30 am local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson who had the assistance of Lee Venamore and Akil Howson. The 4th official was Charles Breakspear. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.7 degrees Celsius or 54.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Cardiff City was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Middlesbrough that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Middlesbrough was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Middlesbrough won the match.​

Cardiff City shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Middlesbrough shot 22 times, 7 on target, 15 off target.


Cardiff City received 3 yellow cards (M. Pack, M. McGuinness and A. Flint). On the opposite side, Middlesbrough received 1 yellow card (U. Ikpeazu).

After this match, Cardiff City will stay with 11 points like Peterborough United to stay in the 21st place. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough will have 18 points like Luton Town, Millwall and Blackpool to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 28'

    M. Pack

  • 34'

    M. McGuinness

  • 35'

    A. Sporar (Penalty)

  • 38'

    U. Ikpeazu

  • 46'

    K. Moore

    P. Ng

  • 63'

    I. Jones

    O. Hernandez

  • 70'

    A. Flint

  • 74'

    M. Payero

    A. Sporar

  • 79'

    E. King

    W. Vaulks

  • 80'

    I. Davies

    M. Harris

  • 81'

    D. Watmore

    A. Sporar

  • 85'

    J. Coburn

    U. Ikpeazu

Next matche

In the upcoming Championship match, Cardiff City will play away with Stoke City on the 30th of October with a 4-4 head to head stats.

Middlesbrough will host Birmingham City on the 30th of October with a 11-6 head to head record in favor of Middlesbrough (5 draws).

Cardiff City: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Mick McCarthy chose to play with the following team: Alex Smithies (6.7), Perry Ng (6.2), Aden Flint (7.0), Mark McGuinness (6.0), Ciaron Brown (6.4), Will Vaulks (6.8), Marlon Pack (6.4), Ryan John Giles (7.3), Rubin Colwill (6.4), Mark Harris (6.0) and James Collins (6.9).


Cardiff City made 3 changes: P. Ng for K. Moore (46′), W. Vaulks for E. King (79′) and M. Harris for I. Davies (80′).

Top player: Ryan John Giles

Probably the most impressive player in Cardiff City was Ryan John Giles.

His rating is (7.3) with 13 passes (53% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 14 crosses.

Middlesbrough: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Neil Warnock played with: Joe Lumley (6.8), Paddy McNair (7.2), Sol Bamba (8.3), Lee Peltier (6.4), Jonathan Howson (7.0), Marcus Tavernier (6.9), Matt Crooks (6.4), Onel Hernández (6.6), Martín Payero (8.0), Uche Ikpeazu (7.4) and Andraž Šporar (8.3).


Middlesbrough made 3 changes: O. Hernandez for I. Jones (63′), A. Sporar for D. Watmore (81′) and U. Ikpeazu for J. Coburn (85′).

Top player: Sol Bamba

The player who no doubt impressed Middlesbrough the most was Sol Bamba even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.3) with 6 passes (33% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 13.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship

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