Bluebirds hold off Terriers

Craig Conway inspired Cardiff to an 5-3 extra-time victory over Huddersfield in a Carling Cup second-round thriller on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 23/08/11 at 22:48

Conway: On target for Bluebirds

Conway: On target for Bluebirds

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Scotland international scored the first goal of extra time before Don Cowie, who had headed a late equaliser from a Conway cross to send the match into an extra period, sealed victory.

Conway had set the tone for a high-scoring contest when he was provider for Cardiff's opening two goals, scored in as many first-half minutes by Gabor Gyepes and Jon Parkin, to give them a 2-0 interval lead.

Huddersfield hit back through Jordan Rhodes and Daniel Ward before the former appeared to have settled the tie with two minutes to play.

But Cowie struck four minutes into injury time to force the extra half-hour - six minutes into which Conway drove at the Terriers' defence and unleashed a 25-yard effort that beat visiting goalkeeper Ian Bennett with the aid of a deflection.

Cowie made sure sure of the win in the 117th minute by thrashing home after Bennett and Gary Naysmith had thwarted efforts from substitute Kenny Miller.

Bluebirds boss Malky MacKay rung the changes for Cardiff, with only Cowie and Conway remaining from the side that drew with Burnley, while Ward replaced Gary Roberts in the only change to Huddersfield's weekend line-up.

The home side led in the 16th minute when some slack Huddersfield marking allowed Gyepes to head home from Conway's right-wing free-kick.

Parkin drew the foul from Peter Clarke that made the opener possible and he doubled Cardiff's advantage moments later.

Conway was the provider once more, this time from the left flank, as Parkin planted a header beyond Bennett via the upright.

Huddersfield's woes were compounded when Lee Novak limped off to be replaced by Alan Lee in the 26th minute. But they went about turning the contest on its head eight minutes after the break.

Rhodes charged down a clearance from Bluebirds defender Paul Quinn, collected the loose ball and finished from an acute angle.

Huddersfield levelled when Ward drove into the bottom corner from the edge of the area after efforts from himself and Oscar Gobern were blocked.

And Rhodes thought he had completed a remarkable comeback for Town as Gobern sent him clear and he slotted past Heaton.

But in the final minute of stoppage time Cowie became the third Cardiff player to head home from a Conway cross.

The former Dundee United winger then got the goal his display merited and before Miller struck the woodwork and Cowie added close to the scoreline.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
19:45
A Villa 0-1 Leyton Or Report
Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland Report
Bradford 2-1 Leeds Report
Burton Alb 1-0 QPR Report
Stoke 3-0 Portsmouth Report
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
20:00
MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd Report
West Brom 1-1 Oxford Utd Report
19:45
Bournemth 3-0 Northamptn Report
Brentford 0-1 Fulham Report
Burnley 0-1 Sheff Wed Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard's Chelsea contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: Manchester United winger Angel di Maria delighted with Old Trafford bow

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria was delighted with his Old Trafford debut after the 4-0 win over QPR.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property