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Match Report: Cardiff City 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Yet another defeat and yet again Wigan just don't look like scoring. This could be a very very long season.

Stu Forster

Take away your top two goalscorers from last season and what do you get? Well a team which couldn't hit a barn door! Yet again Wigan failed to take advantage when they needed to most and we must continue the wait for us to get our season up and running. The team currently looks like it will limp around all season.

In a team which you felt might start to click together, we are actually showing signs of improvement. Ivan Ramis restored to the starting line up adds that class defensive act which we miss when he isn't playing, whilst the midfield is slowly starting to come together.

The problem lies up front though, so far this season our only attacking threat continues to remain Callum McManaman. In fact the young winger was by far our biggest threat against Cardiff diving this way and that with the ball at his feet and you just hoped that moment of magic would happen, sadly it wasn't to be forthcoming.

Over the full 90 minutes we took the lions share of possession and limited Cardiff to only 10 shots, three of which hit the target including their goal. Scot Carson not having a lot to do all game, the front two of Kenwyne Jones and Nicky Maynard was well watched by our back three.

That was apart from one time on the 53rd minute. Cardiff with the corner and we couldn't deal with the ball and get it clear. Kenwyne Jones did was he does best and knocked the ball back across goal for Maynard to score agianst us after being on loan at the end of last season.

Trailing 1-0 and could we step up the heat?

The introductions of Oriol Riera and Martyn Waghorn didn't manage to change much and David Marshall in the Cardiff goal had very little to do for the rest of the game. The bluebirds very much happy for us to have the ball and for them to keep us at arms length, which is exactly what they did for the remaining 90 minutes.

It feels very ominous that this could be the story of our season, I hope that I am proven wrong.