Cardiff 2-2 Manchester United: Kim's hit and Rooney's miss gives Bluebirds a point

Cardiff City 2 - 2 Manchester United

  • 15" Wayne Rooney
  • 33" Fraizer Campbell
  • 45" Patrice Evra
  • 91" Kim Bo-Kyung

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 28,016

Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City and Manchester United drew 2-2 in Wales this afternoon.

Cardiff City ensured both Manchester clubs left Wales without all three points, as a last-gasp equaliser from Kim Bo-Kyung rescued a well-deserved draw for the home side.

Manchester United took the lead in the 15th minute, Wayne Rooney slotting home via a deflection after a misplaced pass led to confusion in Cardiff's back-line.

Questions were asked as to whether Rooney should have even been on the pitch at that point, after he had only been booked for kicking out at Jordan Mutch.

But things got better for the hosts when former United striker Frazier Campbell leveled after an excellent through-ball from Mutch.

Patrice Evra headed in on the stroke of half-time, to give United a lead they barely deserved.  But the champions dug in in the second-half, and it looked like they would take all three points.

That was until Kim took a note out of Evra's book and snuck in to head home from a corner, sending the Cardiff City Stadium into raptures.

There was still time for Rooney to completely fluff what should have been an easy goal, attempting to pass to Danny Welbeck when a composed finish was all that was required.

But as it was, the game finished level, leaving United sixth and Cardiff 15th in the league.

 

 

Statistics

Cardiff City

Manchester United

Possession

49.9%
50.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Cardiff City

  • David Marshall
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ben Turner
  • Kévin Théophile-Catherine
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Gary Medel
  • Don Cowie
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Fraizer Campbell

Substitutes

  • Craig Noone
  • Mark Hudson
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Joe Lewis
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Andreas Cornelius

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Patrice Evra
  • Jonny Evans
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Chris Smalling
  • Luis Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Javier Hernández

Substitutes

  • Ashley Young
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Nani
  • Alexander Büttner
  • Anderson
  • Ryan Giggs

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