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Cardiff City 2-3 Norwich City: Match report, player ratings

Cardiff City secured their first away victory in more than two months in the Championship game against Norwich City. This win came as a slight relief for head coach David Wagner, as the team had only won one of their last 10 games. The game saw Norwich City starting strong and taking the lead in the 22nd minute with Fassnacht tapping in a goal on his 30th birthday, after a corner by Marcelino Nunez was flicked on by Kenny McLean. However, Norwich were fortunate to escape a penalty, but their luck ran out when Callum Robinson scored in the 39th minute. This was followed by Robinson converting a Jamilu Collins centre to complete the turnaround just four minutes later.

After a series of unsuccessful attempts to equalize the game, the mood at the Cardiff City Stadium changed entirely when Cardiff City scored two goals in the space of two minutes. First, Ryan Wintle scored an own goal, followed by an additional goal from substitute Idah. This resulted in Norwich City securing a 3-2 victory over the home team. The game also saw a change in momentum when Norwich City’s Jonathan Rowe’s saved one-on-one was as close as they came to leveling the game, as their fortune changed with two late goals.

The match statistics showed that Norwich City had the majority of possession, shots, and corners. The possession was at 55% for Norwich City and 45% for Cardiff City, with 19 shots on goal for Norwich compared to Cardiff’s 12. The game also saw a total of 11 shots on target, with Norwich having 8 shots on target and Cardiff having 6. Ultimately, the game ended with a 3-2 victory for Norwich City, providing some relief to head coach David Wagner.

The player ratings for this game showed that Robinson and Rowe were the standout players for Cardiff City, with Rowe receiving an 8 rating for his performance. On the other hand, the key moments in the game highlighted various missed opportunities for both teams, with several close attempts to score. Overall, the game showcased a change in momentum and fortunes for Norwich City as they secured a vital away win, slightly relieving the pressure on their head coach.

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