Cardiff City defeated Charlton Athletic on March 7

Cardiff City was well on their way on defeating Charlton Athletic on March 7 as Federico Macheda had given his team a lead at the 56th minute with a close range right-footed shot which turned the scoreboard 1-0.

It seemed like Cardiff City had the game under their control as they had the upper hand in possession and launched over 15 shots at their opponents which is significantly higher than what Charlton Athletic was able to do as they only fired a total of 4 shots throughout the entire match but somehow it was still enough as it was Charlton which came out with the victory.

The first half was fairly quiet as neither side could find the back of the net or manage to score a single goal but the match really kicked off in the 2nd half with Federico Macheda scoring the opening goal of the entire game with a goal that Cardiff City deserved to have scored as they had created the better chances.

The match was tied up at the 74th minute when Anthony Watt was left unmarked in the penalty spot and a simple finish was needed to tie the game up 1-1 but Charlton Athletic sneaked up with the late victory after the defender Morrison challenged Simon Church inside the penalty box and Yoni Buyens made no mistake in firing it home.

It was a disappointing result for Cardiff City as they enjoyed having the better half of possession and simply appeared to be the better team but it still wasn’t enough as the team of Russell Slade lost the match and failed to secure a single point.

The coach of Cardiff City, Rusell Slade revealed his disappointment about the result of the match as English manager said:
“It's frustrating to say the least. We dominated for 75% of the game, got ourselves in front and should have put the three points to bed.Charlton weren't coming back into the game but we failed to get tight, failed to stop the cross and failed to clear the danger.’’

“And then it's a penalty and it's not necessary the player has his back to goal, he's going nowhere and you can't do it.It's a kick in the teeth and we have got to manage games better because we ended up mugged a little bit today.’’