Cardiff City 4-0 Preston North End – Cardiff City cruise past Preston, scoring 4 without reply at Cardiff City Stadium

Home crowd rewarded with a win, as Mick McCarthy’s team triumph over Preston North End
Technical card:
Cardiff City: Kieffer Moore (Mark Harris, min.77), Josh Murphy (Sheyi Ojo, min.60), Aden Flint, Harry Wilson (Leandro Bacuna, min.69), Marlon Pack and Joe Bennett
Preston North End: Emil Riis Jakobsen (Tom Barkhuizen, min.46), Ben Whiteman (Paul Gallagher, min.61), Daniel Johnson (Anthony Gordon, min.61), Jayson Molumby (Brad Potts, min.72) and Alan Browne (Joe Rafferty, min.83)
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Goals: Kieffer Moore (1-0, min. 2), Josh Murphy (2-0, min. 46), Marlon Pack (3-0, min. 71) and Mark Harris (4-0, min. 77)

Cardiff eased past Preston North End in a 4-0 victory on Saturday at Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff City were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two matches against Luton Town away and Coventry City at home, by 2-0 and 3-1 respectively. Preston North End were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Watford. As the table looks today, Cardiff City are in 7th place, with 46 points from 31 matches, while Preston North End sit in 14th, with 39 points from 31.

Cardiff City started strongly in the first half, with early penalty goal from Kieffer Moore in the 2nd minute. Later, Cardiff City scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Josh Murphy in the 46th minute just before half-time, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

Cardiff City continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Marlon Pack, 71 minutes in. Later, Cardiff City took the lead with a goal form a goal from Mark Harris in the 77th minute, which sealed the victory for Cardiff City.

For Cardiff City Sheyi Ojo, Leandro Bacuna and Mark Harris came on for Josh Murphy, Harry Wilson and Kieffer Moore, while Preston replaced Tom Barkhuizen, Paul Gallagher, Anthony Gordon, Brad Potts and Joe Rafferty with Emil Riis Jakobsen, Ben Whiteman, Daniel Johnson, Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne.

The referee booked Aden Flint and Joe Bennett for Cardiff City.

Cardiff City will next travel to Bournemouth, while Preston North End will face Queens Park Rangers at home.

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