THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

1 November ~ Cardiff City host Leeds United today with both teams having had disappointing starts to the season – the visitors are already on their third manager this term while Cardiff hired Russell Slade following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking. In 2002 the two teams met at Ninian Park in the FA Cup third round. Third-tier Cardiff, whose team included Graham Kavanagh and were funded by Sam Hammam, caused an upset by knocking out David O’Leary’s Leeds, Champions League semi-finalists the previous season. The visitors took the lead through Mark Viduka but Kavanagh levelled from a free-kick before Scott Young fired home from close range.

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