Studying 2-1 Cardiff Metropolis: Tom Ince’s purpose sees the Royals come again from behind to win

Republic of Eire worldwide Callum O’Dowda scores his first purpose in Cardiff on his second look for the membership

A surprising second-half purpose from Tom Ince helped Studying beat Cardiff Metropolis in a comeback.

The guests dominated the opening rallies after Callum O’Dowda put them within the lead early on.

Shane Lengthy equalized with a penalty after Ince was knocked down by Curtis Nelson.

The Royals exerted growing stress after the break and, though the possibilities had been slim, they secured the victory in fashion as Ince launched with a 25-yard thunderbolt.

Having misplaced to Blackpool over the opening weekend, this was a vigorous response from Studying as they launched into what supervisor Paul Ince had predicted can be a “powerful season” following the membership’s switch embargo and monetary difficulties.

As for Cardiff, boss Steve Morison regrets his aspect squandered an awesome alternative to make the most of their win over Norwich Metropolis final Saturday.

It is a revamped Bluebirds squad after a summer time of change during which 14 new signings have arrived and 10 senior gamers have left, and it was a kind of low season recruits, O’Dowda, who introduced them the lead at fourth minute as he nods on the far put up on a Ryan Wintle free-kick.

O’Dowda nearly had a second shortly thereafter however, after being strained by Sheyi Ojo, his low shot was properly saved by Studying goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

It was an excellent begin from the guests, with Ryan Wintle dictating the play from the bottom of the midfield and O’Dowda and Ojo threatening on the break.

Nevertheless, the momentum of the bout quickly modified within the route of Studying as he was gifted with a draw.

Cardiff center-back Cedric Kipre misjudged a header from a protracted move, permitting Ince to run behind and take the ball previous goalkeeper Ryan Allsop. As Ince ready to shoot, he was pulled again by Nelson, who suffered a penalty however was solely fortunate sufficient to obtain a yellow card with out the defender’s cowl in sight.

Studying followers barked for a crimson however needed to accept a penalty, which Lengthy’s return hit within the decrease nook to attain on his first begin for the Royals precisely 11 years since his final.

The equalizer gave new impetus to the hosts who ought to have taken the lead when Andy Yiadom’s low cross was kicked from shut vary by Nesta Guinness-Walker.

Cardiff gave the impression to be regaining their power early within the second half, however Studying continued to construct confidence and took the lead in spectacular vogue.

Ince took possession at round 30 yards, made a ahead contact and allowed the ball to swing in entrance of him earlier than unleashing a fierce shot within the prime nook.

Neither aspect have supplied a lot up entrance since then, with Cardiff turning into extra direct and determined for an equalizer whereas Studying had been joyful to take care of their lead and a well-deserved first win of the season.



Coaching 5-4-1

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  • 3Holmes
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