Cardiff’s winless start to season continues with Burnley defeat

first_img 5 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Tarkowski was forced off in the first-half on what could have been a difficult afternoon for Burnley 5 Murphy’s confidence was now running high and he forced Hart in to a fine fingertip save from 20 yards.But Burnley were back ahead after 71 minutes when Westwood spotted Gudmundsson’s run and Vokes stooped to head home the cross and settle the contest.PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE The centre-half soldiered on after needing treatment in the opening exchanges, and his injury could spell bad news for England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of Nations League games against Croatia and Spain next month.The 25-year-old won his second England cap in starting the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland during the last international break.Cardiff had the better of a first half which was low on quality and saw the ball spend an inordinate amount of time in the air.Murphy struck the woodwork after playing a one-two with Harry Arter, although Joe Hart looked as if he might have had the shot covered. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Murphy, who scored Cardiff’s goal caused the visitors a lot of problems Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won But referee Martin Atkinson decided the Burnley defender was too close to the Cardiff forward and could not get out of the way of the shot.Burnley had carried little attacking threat until the 51st minute when Cardiff were caught out by a quick throw.Ashley Westwood delivered a deep cross and Gudmundsson rose above Greg Cunningham and managed to squeeze his header past Neil Etheridge at the far post.That was extremely harsh on Cardiff, but they were level within nine minutes when Camarasa and Manga combined down the right and Murphy swept home his first goal following his Ł11million summer arrival from Norwich. silverware center_img Hart also had his angles sorted at the base of a post when he prevented Kenneth Zohore profiting from Victor Camarasa’s cute pass.Cardiff adopted a direct approach to put Burnley under pressure as the half wore on, with the tactic almost paying dividends on more than one occasion.Murphy’s close-range effort was ruled out with Sean Morrison pinning down Tarkowski’s replacement, Kevin Long, from a corner, and Matej Vydra cleared Callum Paterson’s header from under his own crossbar.There was also a Cardiff penalty claim as Matt Lowton blocked Paterson’s overhead kick in front of his face. 5 REVEALED Vokes was the match winner while Hart was arguably the best player on the pitch huge blow Latest Football News RANKED ADVICE Burnley’s league position is looking much healthier now Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Cardiff missed a brilliant opportunity to earn their first win of the season but were left to rue their missed chances as they went down to a 2-1 defeat to Burnley.Second-half strikes from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes either side of Josh Murphy’s equaliser gave the Clarets back-to-back league wins for the first time since April. 5 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Cardiff knew victory would take them above Burnley and outside the relegation zone going into the match.But Neil Warnock’s side are now winless after seven games and, with away trips to Tottenham and Liverpool in October, the situation is already looking bleak for the Bluebirds.Burnley thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 in their last league outing, but they were grateful for an improved second-half performance as the Clarets were dire before the break.But victory came at a cost with their England defender James Tarkowski forced off after 27 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. MONEY last_img read more