Leeds United 0 Cardiff City 1: match report
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay hailed substitute Fraizer Campbell after he made the telling difference with the solitary strike in the league leaders’ victory over Leeds. Campbell, who was making his debut for the Welsh club after joining from Sunderland in last month’s transfer window, scored two minutes after entering the fray as a replacement for Bo-kyung Kim. “I know to my cost what he’s like in this division,” Mackay said. “When he played for Hull a few years ago he scored 18 goals in 36 games, he’s a really willing runner, an intelligent footballer and someone who knows where the goal is. We’ve given him a chance to prove himself again and he wants to take it with both hands. I’m delighted with him”. The result extends Cardiff’s advantage at the top of the standings to 10 points. Leeds, who suffered their first league defeat at home since Nov 10 stay in 12th, six points off the play-off positions. In truth there was little to choose between the two sides and Neil Warnock’s men had the better of the first half. On another day his Leeds side would have gone into the interval ahead but they were unable to muster the finishing power that had helped them beat Tottenham in the FA Cup last Sunday. Ross Barkley was the main culprit, firing straight at David Marshall from six yards in the 34th minute. Four minutes later the midfielder was presented with a chance to atone for that miss but fired wide.
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