Campbell's brace downs Wolves

Fraizer Campbell's brace secured a 2-1 Championship win over Wolves for leaders Cardiff, who pulled eight points clear.

Last Updated: 28/02/13 at 17:43 Post Comment

Fraizer Campbell: Bagged a brace in Cardiff win

Fraizer Campbell: Bagged a brace in Cardiff win

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Campbell headed the visitors into the lead at Molineux after 20 minutes, steering the ball home from close range - and he made it 2-0 on 67, getting on the end of an assist from Craig Bellamy.

There was a glimmer of hope for the hosts when Bakary Sako reduced the deficit on 70 minutes, slamming an 18-yard free-kick into the net.

But Malky Mackay's table-toppers held on for a 22nd league win of the season which left Wolves in 22nd place, two points below nearest rivals Barnsley.

The opening exchanges saw a flurry of long-range efforts, with Aron Gunnarsson and Peter Whittingham failing to trouble Carl Ikeme before Bjorn Sigurdarson flashed a 25-yard strike just wide for the hosts.

Wolves matched Cardiff's high tempo - but fell behind on 20 when Gunnarsson's long throw was flicked into the path of Campbell and his header from six yards out gave Ikeme no chance.

There were some signs of promise for Wolves, with Sigurdarson tricking his way down the left and providing a cross for Sako, who headed just wide before wasting his side's best chance of the half, miscuing wide when well placed.

Dean Saunders made a bold double change at the break, introducing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Kevin Doyle in place of Tongo Doumbia and Danny Batth.

But within a couple of minutes of the restart, City had the ball in the net but Bellamy's effort from Ikeme's fumble was ruled out for offside.

There was no linesman's intervention when Campbell headed in Bellamy's cross after 67 minutes and it looked as though Cardiff had the points in the bag.

A deflected free-kick from Sako three minutes later following Ben Turner's foul on Doyle gave Wolves hope.

But even that soon disappeared as the clock ticked down and Ebanks-Blake spurned their final chance to take something from the game when his shot from Sako's cross bounced off the turf and over the bar.

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

Saturday, 18 October 2014
15:00
Birm'ham 0-1 Bolton Report
B'mouth 1-0 Charlton Report
Brighton 1-2 M'boro  
Fulham 1-0 Norwich Report
Huddsf'ld 4-2 Blackpool Report
Ipswich 1-1 Blackburn Report
Millwall 3-3 Wolves Report
Reading 0-3 Derby  
Sheff Wed 0-3 Watford Report
Wigan 0-0 Brentford Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Footer 365

Government reveal plans aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs

The Government has revealed plans to establish a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Louis van Gaal felt individual errors spoiled a good display from Manchester United in draw at West Brom

Louis van Gaal felt that Manchester United produced their 'best match of the season', despite the 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Premier League: QPR forward Adel Taarabt criticises Harry Redknapp over claims he is unfit

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

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