Cardiff City may still be managerless and hovering just above the Championship relegation places, but the Bluebirds were able to end their 10-game winless run at the weekend with a 2-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town.
In terms of history, this result will come as no surprise to absolutely anyone as the hosts went into this game unbeaten in their previous 15 meetings with the Terriers.
Mark McGuinness’ under-hit back-pass allowed Danel Sinani to run through and score his first goal for the club to give the visitors an early lead; however, two second-headers from forward Kieffer Moore ensured the Welsh outfit remained three points clear of safety as Steve Morrison saw his team win for the first time since he became caretaker manager.
Unfortunately for Carlos Corberan’s men, this defeat meant they dropped down to 8th place in the table and have now only won one of their last five matches.
Scoring second-half stoppage-time winners has not been a common thing for Cardiff in recent years. In fact, this was the first time they have scored a last-minute goal to win a game since December 2019 when they beat Barnsley 3-2. With the form they are currently in, it would have been understandable if they settled for a draw.
Arguably, one of the most surprising stats in this game was the amount of possession that the hosts had. Cardiff had 56% of the ball which is the second-highest amount they had in a home league game so far this season.
The encounter itself saw a total of 28 attempts on goal and two of them ended up in the back of the net from Moore. This is the 29-year-old’s second-consecutive season at the Cardiff City Stadium and while after his 17 outings last season he already had eight goals to his name, he has made a bit of a slower start this time around.
One thing that is for sure is that if Cardiff are going to get their season on track and climb up the table then they need Moore to start scoring on a regular basis once again.