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EFL Cup: Cardiff City 2-1 Portsmouth (AET)

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Greg Halford’s venomous extra-time strike against battling Portsmouth sent Cardiff City into the EFL Cup second-round draw.The visitors from League One led after home captain Sean Morrison directed Kal Naismith’s cross into his own net. After coming on at the start of the second half, winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing levelled with his first touch.

Mendez-Laing came close to winning the tie for City in normal time before Halford finally sent them through. The visitors, under new ownership in former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner, were hopeful of a fairytale outcome after taking the lead.The League One side’s confidence grew as the opening period wore on.But Bluebirds’ summer signing Mendez-Laing’s equaliser shifted the momentum back to the hosts.The first half of extra-time was also scoreless and the game seemed to be heading for penalties until Halford scored in the 113th minute against his former club.It was Halford’s first goal since the opening round of the same competition in 2016 as he made the most of Junior Hoilett’s build-up.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsCardiff28MurphyBooked at 45mins6Richards4Morrison5Ecuele Manga15Halford23KennedySubstituted forHoilettat 87’minutes22O’Keefe20DamourSubstituted forRallsat 102’minutes13PilkingtonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 45’minutes7TomlinSubstituted forMeiteat 97’minutes9D WardSubstitutes2Peltier8Ralls19Mendez-Laing25Etheridge27Meite33Hoilett34CoxePortsmouth1McGee25Talbot16Whatmough6Burgess38HaunstrupSubstituted forCloseat 105’minutes26Evans30May4Rose23BennettSubstituted forBakerat 98’minutes22NaismithSubstituted forKabambaat 65’minutes8PitmanSubstituted forChaplinat 114’minutesSubstitutes2Davies7Baker14Main15Kabamba19Chaplin33Close35BassReferee:Steve MartinAttendance:6,592Match StatsHome TeamCardiffAway TeamPortsmouthPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome22Away8Shots on TargetHome8Away4CornersHome13Away8FoulsHome12Away8Live TextPosted at Match ends, Cardiff City 2, Portsmouth 1.Posted at 120’+2′ Second Half Extra Time ends, Cardiff City 2, Portsmouth 1.Posted at 120’+1′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.Posted at 120’+1′ Attempt blocked. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 119′ Attempt missed. Stuart O’Keefe (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 118′ Hand ball by Danny Rose (Portsmouth).Posted at 115′ Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).Posted at 115′ Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.SubstitutionPosted at 114′ Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Brett Pitman.Goal!Posted at 113′ Goal! Cardiff City 2, Portsmouth 1. Greg Halford (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Junior Hoilett with a cross following a corner.Posted at 112′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Ben Close.Posted at 109′ Attempt missed. Ibrahim Meite (Cardiff City) right footed shot from very close range is too high.Posted at 109′ Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 109′ Foul by Adam May (Portsmouth).Posted at 108′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 107′ Delay in match Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) because of an injury.Posted at 107′ Attempt saved. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 106′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.Posted at Second Half Extra Time begins Cardiff City 1, Portsmouth 1.SubstitutionPosted at 105′ Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Brandon Haunstrup.Posted at 105’+2′ First Half Extra Time ends, Cardiff City 1, Portsmouth 1.Posted at 105′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Nicke Kabamba.Posted at 104′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.Posted at 104′ Attempt blocked. Danny Ward (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 103′ Stuart O’Keefe (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 103′ Foul by Adam May (Portsmouth).Posted at 102′ Foul by Stuart O’Keefe (Cardiff City).Posted at 102′ Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 102′ Substitution, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls replaces Loïc Damour.Posted at 101′ Attempt saved. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 101′ Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.SubstitutionPosted at 98′ Substitution, Portsmouth. Carl Baker replaces Kyle Bennett.SubstitutionPosted at 97′ Substitution, Cardiff City. Ibrahim Meite replaces Lee Tomlin.Posted at 96′ Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.Posted at 95′ Attempt saved. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 94′ Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 91′ Foul by Stuart O’Keefe (Cardiff City).Posted at 91′ Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at First Half Extra Time begins Cardiff City 1, Portsmouth 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Portsmouth 1.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Hampshire