Cardiff vs Wolves, LIVE: Latest score and updates from Premier League clash

Cardiff vs Wolves, LIVE: Latest score and updates from Premier League clash as hosts look to pick up vital three points in fight for survival

  • Cardiff host fellow new boys Wolves in the Premier League on Friday night
  • Cardiff head into the game in 19th place, while Wolves sit 11th after 13 games
  • Neil Warnock and Nuno Espirito Santo face off for the first time since their spat

Cardiff take on Wolves at home on Friday night as they look to pick up a potentially vital three points in their fight for Premier League survival.

The hosts head into the top flight clash in 19th position, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s side currently sit 11th after 13 matches. 

Both sides are desperate to bounce back from their disappointment last time out, with Cardiff losing to Everton while Wolves were defeated at home by Huddersfield.

Follow all the action right here from the Cardiff City Stadium with Sportsmail‘s JONATHAN SPENCER…

  • Jonathan Spencer

    Host commentator

Gunnarsson launches a long throw in into the penalty area and it gets cleared easily from Doherty.

But as he cleared the ball, the Wolves defender caught Paterson with his arm and the Cardiff man is on the floor getting treated.

After a brief moment of getting treated, Paterson gets back up to his feet and is fine to continue.

Almost immediately from kick-off, Camarasa finds himself on the edge of the penalty area.

He puts a right-footed cross into the danger area but no one is there to convert. 

But strong start to the half from the hosts.

Andre Marriner blows his whistle underway to start the second half.

The players are back out for the second half.

Can Cardiff land an early blow here or will Wolves land a punch on the counter-attack?

After two minutes of first half stoppage time, the referee blows his whistle to signal the end of the opening period.

Cardiff started the game the better side but it was Wolves who went ahead through Doherty in the 18th minute.

Can the hosts find a way back into the game in the second half?

Paterson goes down in the area looking for a penalty following pressure from Vinagre. However, Andre Marriner waves play away after he fell to the ground too easily. 

A long ball is floated into the Wolves area and Paterson does well to head it down to an unmarked Camarasa on the edge of the penalty area.

But the Spaniard completely mis-hits it and Wolves clear. He will be annoyed with himself there.

Cardiff do appear to be causing problems from corners. After a delightful ball is put in by Ralls, the hosts win the first header through Morrison but the ball is then cleared to Arter.

And the Republic of Ireland midfielder then smashes an effort at goal but it strikes the woodwork and Wolves breathe a sigh of relief. What a goal that would have been.

After going a goal behind, Neil Warnock’s side are struggling to keep hold of the ball when in possession. And Wolves are trying to steal it and land a counter-attack punch. 

Traore is there outlet and is causing problems for Cardiff’s defence.

Hoilett tries his luck from range. After receiving the ball on the left from a short free-kick, the winger cuts inside and has only one thing on his mind – shooting.

But he drags his effort well wide of the right post.

Traore can be frustrating at times and this is exactly why. 

Cardiff put a long throw-in into the penalty area but Wolves clear and Neves brilliantly finds the pacey winger, who has one man to beat near the halfway line. But his first touch is far too heavy and the hosts fortunately clear through Arter.

Could have been 2-0 there.

As soon as I say that, Wolves take the lead. Traore does well down the right before winning a corner.

And from the corner, Jimenez rises highest to power a header at goal but his effort is very well saved by Etheridge. However, the ball falls loose at the back post and Doherty is on hand to smash home into the roof of the net.

Slightly against the run of play but Wolves won’t care in the slightest!

Wolves struggling to find any real composure to take the sting out of Cardiff here, who have started very positively.

Maybe their mini rut is affected them here.

After some brilliant play down the right flank from Traore and Doherty, Wolves win a corner but it comes to nothing. 

Cardiff manage to break and the ball finds winger Murphy, who holds the ball up well. The counter-attack is on but Wolves manage to get back and get rid of the danger.

Good start this.

After starting on the back foot, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are enjoying a bit of possession. They are looking to get Adama Traore involved early on, who should cause the Cardiff defence plenty of problems tonight.

A very good effort just now from Ralls. After a long throw-in, the ball bounces to the Cardiff man, who lashes a first time left-footed effort at goal but it goes just wide of the right post.

What a goal that would have been!

Hoilett attempts to get past Wolves full back Doherty on the left wing but the defender does very well to win the ball. 

That could be a big battle today in Cardiff.

The referee, Andre Marriner, gets the action underway. 

Jeers from the home crowd as the visitors get the first touches on the ball!

And the players are now out on the pitch. The atmosphere is big and the fans of both sides know how huge a game this is.

Cardiff put on a light display ahead of kick-off to warm up the atmosphere! And it is certainly doing the job…

Not long to go now. Just 10 minutes until we are underway at the Cardiff City Stadium!

Big game for both teams but who do you think will pick up the three points today?

This is the state of play heading into this evening’s match.

Cardiff start the game in 19th place while Wolves sit 11th. 

Both sides head into the game on the back of disappointment, with Cardiff losing to Everton while Wolves were defeated by Huddersfield at home.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo insists he has learned his lesson after his heated exchange with Cardiff boss Neil Warnock last season.

Warnock repeatedly told Nuno to ‘f*** off’ and then later called him ‘a disgrace’ in his post-match press conference, after the Portuguese had run on to the pitch to celebrate Wolves’ dramatic away win against their Championship title rivals instead of shaking Warnock’s hand.

Ahead of the first meeting between the two clubs since that game in April, Nuno said: ‘I respect him. What happened was clarified and we had a chance to speak, not only by phone but personally.’


Nuno Espirito Santo and Neil Warnock had a touchline spat in the Championship last term

Hello everybody and welcome to Sportsmail’s live blog of Cardiff’s home clash with Wolves in the Premier League.

It is a big game this one, especially for Cardiff as they look to claim the three points to get them out of the relegation zone (for the time being).

Please stick with us as we bring you live updates from the Cardiff City Stadium.



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