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One Day In History - Cardiff City 1979-80



Teams: Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City

Date: Tuesday 9th November 1979

Competition: Football League Division Two

Venue: Loftus Road, London.

Rangers came into the fixture in tremendous form with four wins in five including the 3-0 win over local rivals Fulham. This run also included league cup wins over Bradford City and Mansfield Town as Rangers lie in fifth in the second division.

The Bluebirds came into the game off the back of some decent form themselves, beating Luton Town and Shrewsbury in a six game unbeaten run that situated them 11th place, level on points with Rangers in the early stages.

18 year old Clive Allen was the toast of W12 as another convincing display added to his reputation as one of the emerging talents in the Football League.

Cardiff looked to stifle their opponents creativity, which worked in a relatively successful fashion as Rangers were struggling to make inroads into the Welsh outfit.

However the Bluebirds work was undone when Wayne Hughes scythed down Stan Bowles in the area to hand the R`s a chance from the spot. It was the aforementioned Allen who got the nod, and duly dispatched the kick despite goalkeeper Ron Healy moving from his line before the kick was taken.

Glen Roeder managed to net a second to put the game beyond doubt. His effort was coolly taken as Cardiff could offer very little in response.

Clive Allen`s neat touch put defender Keith Pontin on his backside before neatly slotting past Healy for the third. Rangers were rampant and the Loftus Road crowd was responding in kind, with a tremendous atmosphere in W12.

With that the R`s had secured the points to take them up to second in the Division Two table, narrowly behind leaders Luton.

Cardiff City finished off the season in 15th place, while QPR finished four points off a promotion place in the second division.

Final Score: Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Cardiff City

Attendance: 12,225

QPR: Woods, Shanks, Gillard, McCreery, Hazell, Roeder, Bowles, Wicks, Allen, Goddard (Walsh), Burke.

Cardiff City: Healy, Jones, Sullivan, Campbell, Pontin, Dwyer, Bishop, Stevens, Moore, Ronson, Hughes.

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