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November 24, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
Cardiff City Stadium — Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Referee:‬ N. Swarbrick‎
Attendance:‬ 28016‎
 
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Fraizer Campbell
Fraizer Campbell
Cardiff City
Bo-Kyung Kim
Bo-Kyung Kim
Cardiff City
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Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand
Man Utd.
Fraizer Campbell
Fraizer Campbell
Cardiff City

Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United: Kim late show stuns champions

A late equaliser salvaged a point for the hosts after goals from Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra had given the away side the advantage, with Fraizer Campbell also scoring

Fraizer Campbell; Jonny Evans Cardiff City v Manchester United - English Premier League 11242013
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Bo-Kyung Kim headed a stoppage-time equaliser as Cardiff City claimed a deserved 2-2 Premier League draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

After Wayne Rooney had petulantly kicked out at Cardiff midfielder Jordon Mutch oneight minutes - an offence referee Neil Swarbrick deemed worthy only of a yellow card - the England striker duly gave United a 15th-minute lead.

However, Fraizer Campbell, who struck the crossbar after half-time, levelled matters before David Moyes' men led again as Patrice Evra glanced home Rooney's 45th-minute corner.

But substitute Kim darted in front of the France full-back to produce a similar finish from Peter Whittingham's free kick in injury time - the midfielder's deliveries having caused United problems all afternoon.

VIEW FROM CARDIFF
By Wayne Veysey at the Cardiff City Stadium

"Cardiff's vociferous fans and crammed stadium played a part in a priceless point for the hosts against the champions in another match dominated by refereeing controversy.

"Wayne Rooney scored one and created another but was extremely fortunate not to be sent off in the eighth minute, when he lashed out recklessly at Jordan Mutch. But the pace of Fraizer Campbell caused real problems to United centre-back pair Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand, which will be of great concern to David Moyes, who was without injured pair Nemanja Vidic or Phil Jones."
A rapturous Cardiff City Stadium held its breath and then rejoiced as Rooney wasted a late chance to steal the points as Moyes' men finished a frantic weekend of Premier League action in sixth position, seven points behind leaders Arsenal.

Mutch was preferred in the Cardiff midfield to Aron Gunnarsson, with Campbell leading the line against his former club.

Robin van Persie's absence due to a groin injury meant that Chicharito partnered Rooney in attack for United.

The latter had an effort blocked and Mutch saw his header saved before the two came together in the first-half's early flashpoint.

And Rooney was then, somewhat inevitably, the beneficiary when an error from Cardiff defender Ben Turner resulted in the champions taking a 15th-minute lead.

Turner's loose pass was collected by a rampaging Antonio Valencia and the Ecuador winger's cross was touched on by Hernandez for Rooney to check back and find the net, via a deflection off Gary Medel.

Marouane Fellaini drew a superb save from David Marshall when he headed Adnan Januzaj’s 20th-minute free-kick goalwards but the young playmaker then erred near his own area, leading to Peter Odemwingie lashing the ball over the crossbar.

And Cardiff equalised in the 33rd minute when Whittingham and Mutch combined in midfield and the latter released Campbell for a composed finish.

The striker, Don Cowie and Whittingham all fired over for the hosts as United laboured in defence of set-pieces, although they demonstrated no such problems attacking them when Evra glanced home Rooney’s left-wing corner on the stroke of the interval.

Rooney's dead-ball deliveries continued to torment Cardiff upon the resumption and Marshall was at full stretch to deny Fellaini before beating away a header from Chris Smalling.

Malky Mackay's team responded once more and Campbell sent an audacious lob against De Gea's crossbar after Tom Cleverley had given away possession, with the rebound narrowly evading Mutch.

United might have earned some breathing space when Rooney headed Valencia’s 59th-minute cross over, while Whittingham sent a first-time effort just wide from distance six minutes later and Cleverley almost diverted a free-kick from the same player into his own net.

Danny Welbeck thrashed wastefully beyond the crossbar 10 minutes from time and the United substitute was made to rue his profligacy when Kim stole in to snatch a share of the spoils, as Cardiff edged three points clear of the relegation zone.

Rooney could still have won it when he latched on to a ball over the top but his touch was poor - and Moyes was left to rue yet more dropped points.


Cardiff City

1
David Marshall
Goalkeeper
3.50
3
Andrew Taylor
Defender
3.00
4
Steven Caulker
Defender
51′
3.50
6
Ben Turner
Defender
3.00
28
3.50
7
Peter Whittingham
Midfielder
55′ 91′
3.50
8
Gary Medel
Midfielder
3.00
18
Jordon Mutch
Midfielder
33′ 77′
3.50
19
Don Cowie
Midfielder
3.00
10
4.00
9
3.00

Man Utd.

3.00
1
David de Gea
Goalkeeper
3.50
3
2.00
5
2.50
6
Jonny Evans
Defender
3.00
12
3.00
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
86′
3.00
25
3.50
25
3.00
44
Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder
68′
4.00
10

Substitutes

32
Joe Lewis
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Mark Hudson
Defender
 - 
13
Bo-Kyung Kim
Midfielder
77′ 91′ 91′
3.50
16
Craig Noone
Midfielder
65′
3.00
17
 - 
29
 - 
39
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
13
 - 
28
 - 
8
Anderson
Midfielder
3.00
11
Ryan Giggs
Midfielder
73′
 - 
17
Nani
Midfielder
 - 
18
Ashley Young
Midfielder
3.00
19

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2