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Cardiff earn a point in McCarthy’s 1000th game in management

Cardiff City go close against Huddersfield

MICK MCCARTHY’S 1000th game as a manager ended in a stalemate as his Cardiff City side earned a point in their 0-0 draw at Huddersfield on Friday night.

Following the weekend’s results, Cardiff now sit in eighth place, three points outside the play-off places.

Friday’s game saw both sides have chances but neither were able to find the back of the net.

Huddersfield tested the Cardiff keeper Dillon Phillips when Juninho Bacuna curled a free kick towards goal but Phillips pushed the ball wide.

At the other end, a corner was cleared but only as far as Will Vaulks whose dipping first time volley was well saved by the Huddersfield keeper.

With sixteen minutes to go, Huddersfield were awarded a penalty. Aaron Rowe saw his initial shot blocked but as he went for the rebound he was tripped by Curtis Nelson.

Yaya Sanogo, making his first start for the Terriers, but the striker dragged his spot kick wide of the left hand post.

That was the last of his involvement in the game as he was substituted three minutes later.

The home side had another good chance late on but Phillips made a good save to keep the scores level.

Cardiff are next in action on Saturday, March 13, when they host Watford at the Cardiff City Stadium, kick off at 3pm.

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The Hornets currently sit second in the table and a win for McCarthy’s men will no doubt signal their intentions as they bid for a return to the Premier League.