Cardiff City beat Carlisle United 4-3 to move to fourth round of FA Cup

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FA Cup 2020 cardiff city vs carlisle united highlights – Cardiff City proceeds to the fourth round of the FA Cup after their emphatic 4-3 win over Carlisle United.

The audience had the chance to witness plenty of goals in the match. The Bluebirds held their nerves with goals from Danny Ward, Josh Murphy, and Aden Flint’s double to emerge victorious in the end.

fa cup 2020 cardiff city vs carlisle united highlights

After witnessing a horrific start to the game, they managed to pull things back. The 7th-minute goal from Nathan Thomas put Carlisle United in the front. It came amidst a poor defense from the opposing team when the defenders let themselves loose thinking. It was a goal kick for their team.

FA Cup 2020 cardiff city vs carlisle united highlights

Instead, Nathan Thomas calmly collected the ball and slotted it past goalkeeper Alex Smithies into the top corner. This sent the Bluebird fans in a moment of silence. Although Cardiff City, quite obviously was the better team on the field, the opening goal from the home team spiced things up.

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Carlisle United could not capitalize on their opportunity to double the lead when Stefan Scougall’s shot was stopped fantastically by goalkeeper Smithies. Cardiff City was able to open their scoreline with Aden Flint’s 18th-minute goal. He converted a long throw from Will Vaulks to put it over goalkeeper Adam Collin into the far corner of the goal.

The visitors were able to bring themselves back in the competition but the constant attacking play from Carlisle United had them on their toes. The home team had another chance to push his team beyond the visitors when Harry McKirdy hit a phenomenal shot only to hit the crossbar.

FA Cup 2020 cardiff city vs carlisle united highlights

The Bluebirds’ second goal came from a beautiful effort by Josh Murphy who scored the 45th-minute volley to put his team in the front.

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In the second half, Flint hit a double at the 48th minute to make it 3-1 for his team. Then, Harry McKirdy was finally able to score at the 51st minute. His close-range shot decreased the visitors’ lead to one goal.

Daniel Ward was the next player to score the fourth goal for his team. He made it 4-1 for the Bluebirds much to the delight of the fans. The game was still open as both teams played fantastically. McKirdy’s 64th-minute goal raised the level of nervousness in the audience.

FA Cup 2020 cardiff city vs carlisle united highlights

The Bluebirds managed to keep their calm and played out the remainder of the game without conceding a goal and emerged victoriously.

Cardiff City will now face Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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