Cardiff

  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Having scored a matchwinning 75ball100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's prematch pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal August 29, 2014

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Suresh Raina provides India the perfect 'ton'ic August 28, 2014

    Bereft of an inspiring performance since Ishant Sharma's sevenwicket burst at Lord's, Team India received the perfect tonic on Wednesday provided by its limitedovers specialist Suresh Raina. Offfield disagreements had taken precedence and Raina's century in a winning cause in the Cardiff ODI played the right notes to lift...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133run loss (D/L method) against India in the second onedayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 10 deficit in the fivematch series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his matchwinning hundred in the second onedayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 2nd ODI August 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second...
  • Crystal Palace fined for lack of 'good faith' towards Cardiff August 18, 2014

    London: Crystal Palace have been fined an undisclosed fee for showing a lack of "good faith" towards Cardiff City last season, the Premier League announced on Monday. Cardiff, who were relegated to the secondtier Championship after one season, complained that their starting lineup had been leaked to Palace before their match...
  • Gary Medel completes move to Inter Milan from Cardiff August 12, 2014

    Milan: Chile midfielder Gary Medel has started training with his new teammates after completing his transfer to Inter Milan from Cardiff. Medel says "I'm really happy to have joined a great club where there are lots of great players. Hopefully my teammates and I will be successful this season." Often called "the...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the fiveTest series underway from July 812 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • Mackay drops legal action against Cardiff May 9, 2014

    Cardiff: Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has dropped his legal challenge against the Premier League club after agreeing to a settlement following his firing in December. In a statement released on Cardiff's website Friday, Mackay says "I did not want to be in litigation and believe that it is in the...
  • Solskjaer keen to plot Cardiff's Premier League return May 4, 2014

    Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he "definitely" wants to stay on at the relegated Welsh club to plot an immediate return to the Premier League next season. Cardiff, who were only promoted last season, were resigned to a return back to the secondtier Championship after they lost 30...
  • Fulham, Cardiff relegated from Premier League May 3, 2014

    Liverpool:Fulham and Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after Sunderland's surprise 10 win at Manchester United proved a reality check for the deposed champions' interim manager Ryan Giggs. Fulham lost 41 at Stoke and Cardiff was defeated 30 at Newcastle, leaving both teams unable to climb out of...
  • Sunderland out of drop zone after routing Cardiff 40 April 27, 2014

    England: Connor Wickham made it five goals in three games as Sunderland moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 40 victory over 10man Cardiff on Sunday. The 21yearold Wickham headed Sunderland into a 26thminute lead to add to the double he scored at Manchester City and his strike...
  • Cardiff need a 'miracle' to stay up, says Solskjaer April 6, 2014

    Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his struggling side are in need of some divine inspiration after a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday left their Premier League status hanging by a thread. Nineteenth-placed Cardiff have 26 points from 33 matches and, with five games remaining this season, are...
  • Palace boss Pulis hopes Cardiff can avoid relegation April 3, 2014

    Crystal Palace's Welsh manager Tony Pulis would like Cardiff City to avoid relegation from the Premier League even though his side meet them in a crucial battle to avoid the drop in South Wales on Saturday. Both clubs were promoted from the Championship last season and while Palace sit five points...
  • Luis Suarez scores hat-trick as Liverpool defeat Cardiff City 6-3 March 22, 2014

    Wales: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Liverpool twice came from behind to beat Cardiff City 6-3 in the English Premier League on Saturday. The host took a deserved lead in the ninth minute when Jordon Mutch curled a left-footed strike into the corner. Suarez equalised in the 16th, slotting home from...
  • Cardiff beat Fulham 3-1 as relegation battle heats up in EPL March 9, 2014

    Cardiff: Relegation-threatened Cardiff City secured a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League. The Welsh side welcomed the west London club to the Cardiff City Stadium having lost three of the last four domestic outings. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ended that barren run, courtesy of a...
  • Tottenham beat Cardiff 1-0 to keep top-four hopes alive March 3, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish when Roberto Soldado scored the only goal at White Hart Lane to give them a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Sunday. Soldado, who has struggled to justify the 30 million euros Spurs paid Valencia for his...
  • Swansea win Welsh derby 30 against Cardiff February 9, 2014

    Wales: Swansea manager Garry Monk enjoyed a perfect start as his team won the south Wales derby 30 against Cardiff to move away from the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday. Wayne Routledge scored from Pablo Hernandez's perfect through pass in the 47th minute, clipping the ball into the far corner...
  • New signings help Cardiff defeat Norwich; Everton beat Aston Villa February 1, 2014

    Cardiff: Cardiff moved off the bottom of the English Premier League table with a 21 win over Norwich on Saturday. The first win for new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Cardiff's first league win in eight games, featured new signings Wilfried Zaha and Kenwyne Jones. After Norwich scored in the fifth...
  • Manchester United duo Zaha, Fabio join Cardiff January 31, 2014

    Cardiff: Manchester United highly rated winger Wilfried Zaha has completed his loan move to Cardiff on the final day of the January transfer window. The 21yearold Zaha helped Crystal Palace secure promotion through the English playoffs last year but was relegated to the bench with the Red Devils this season. Zaha is...
  • Juan Mata helps Manchester United to 20 win over Cardiff City January 29, 2014

    England: With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fitagain Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United. The English champions looked more like the United of old in a 20 win over Cardiff...
  • Cardiff City sign Fabio and Kenwyne Jones January 28, 2014

    London: Cardiff City have signed Manchester United's Brazilian left back Fabio and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, the Premier League club's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Monday. Cardiff also hope to recruit Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on loan before the end of the transfer window on Friday. "Fabio and Kenwyne...
  • Berget becomes latest Norwegian to join Cardiff January 24, 2014

    Cardiff: Cardiff's new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a third Norway international in the space of 18 days by bringing in striker Jo Inge Berget from his former club Molde on a 2year deal. Like Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli, who have also joined the Welsh club this...
  • Manchester City still improving after reaching 100 goals: Pellegrini January 19, 2014

    Rampant Manchester City steamed through the 100 barrier as goals continued to rain down at The Etihad Stadium in a 42 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Saturday. Edin Dzeko struck after 14 minutes to bring up the milestone and further goals from Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero...
  • Solskjaer signs midfielder Eikrem for Cardiff January 8, 2014

    Cardiff: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his first signing as Cardiff manager, bringing in Norway midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem from Dutch club Heerenveen. Solskjaer worked with Eikrem during a spell in charge of Manchester United's reserve team, and then signed him as Molde manager. Solskjaer left Molde last week to take charge...
  • Cardiff hire Solskjaer as new manager January 2, 2014

    Cardiff: Cardiff hired former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Premier League club's new manager on Thursday. The 40yearold Solskjaer left Molde in his native Norway to take over at Cardiff, who are 17th in the 20team Premier League a point and a place above the relegation zone. Solskjaer...
  • Arsenal beat Cardiff 20; Everton grab late draw at Stoke January 1, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored two late goals to finally break down Cardiff's resistance and stay top of the Premier League with a 20 victory on Wednesday. The Gunners dominated the entire game but wasted the few clearcut chances they created until substitute Nicklas Bendtner thumped home a rebound in the 88th minute....
  • Solskjaer expected to be named Cardiff manager January 1, 2014

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived at Emirates Stadium with Cardiff owner Vincent Tan, as the former Manchester United forward looks set to be appointed as the Welsh club's new manager. Solksjaer, who is coaching Molde in Norway, is expected to replace the sacked Malky Mackay and could be confirmed on Thursday. Cardiff...
  • Malky Mackay sacked as Cardiff City manager December 27, 2013

    Wales: Cardiff fired manager Malky Mackay on Friday following a destabilising power struggle with owner Vincent Tan. The Scotsman was dismissed only five days after being told by the club he would remain in charge for the "foreseeable future." But despite that assurance, there was a caveat that Mackay had to...