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Match Report: Cardiff City 0-3 Bolton Wanderers

Another away day for Lenny and his men

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Bolton Wanderers and company travelled to South Wales earlier to face Cardiff City in a mid-table Championship clash on a sunny Easter afternoon.

Wanderers rang the changes, with Adam Bogdan coming in for Ben AmosJosh Vela moving into midfield leaving a three man defence of Matt Mills, Dorian Dervite and Paddy McCarthy supported by Saidy Janko who returned from injury in the right wing-back slot. Wanderers had taken just one point from 21 on the road, with 14 league away losses all season.

Weekend subs Craig Davies, Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen all started with Liam Feeney taking his rightful place on the bench.

250 or so fans made the trip and were rewarded with a great win:

The game began slowly, with neither side in the ascendency. The first incident of note came in the 26th minute when Barry Bannan cleared an Eoin Doyle shot off the line. Wanderers then came close themselves with a Dervite header almost creeping in at the other end. Former Wanderer Joe Mason came on after 38 minutes to replace the injured Alex Revell.

Craig Davies was his usual profligate self, missing a pair of chances the latter following a delightful through ball from the main man Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Wanderers saw a mere 45% possession according to the BBC Half Time stats, registering five shots with just one on target, compared to Cardiff City's eight shots, two of which forced Adam Bogdan into a save. Wanderers' Josh Vela collected the only booking of the half.

The second half began in much the same way until Eidur Gudjohnsen stepped up and thwacked a proper thunderbastard from 20 yards into the Cardiff goal. It was a brilliant strike from a brilliant player.

Four minutes later that man Craig Davies struck a beautiful left footed effort beyond David Marshall to make it two, sending the travelling Wanderers fans wild. Always rated the lad. The keeper will be disappointed but who cares what he thinks?

Here's the goal:

Lenny made the changes with Dean Moxey replaced Tom Walker on 55', and Liam Feeney replaced Saidy Janko 66'.

On 73 minutes things got even better for Wanderers with Craig Davies hitting his second goal and Wanderers' third, as boos rang around the Cardiff City Stadium:

David Marshall will be unhappy with that, but again, who gives a toss? I LOVE writing about a dominant Wanderers away performance, and this was exactly that.

Neil Danns came on to replace my own personal Jesus Christ, Mr Eidur Gudjohnsen, a minute after the third goal.

Wanderers saw the game out with ease, recording a very welcome away victory giving us great impetus going into Saturday's tough home game against league form team Norwich City.

Well done lads!