Sunday’s clash between Cardiff and Swansea saw both sides come away with a point as the South Wales Derby ended in a goalless draw in the Welsh capital.
Both teams found the woodwork during the contest but neither side could find an opening as Cardiff denied Swansea the chance to do a league double over them.
Bersant Celina’s first half effort cannoned off the upright for Swansea, with Callum Paterson also going close for the hosts, as a header from close-range came crashing off the crossbar.
The result leaves Cardiff in 12th place in the Championship table, now with just one win in their last seven league games.
QUIZ: Can you remember Cardiff’s last fifteen league positions?
Joe Bennett was a standout performer during Sunday’s game, with the Cardiff left-back nullifying Swansea’s Andre Ayew.
Here is what the 29-year-old had to say after the game:
— Joe Bennett (@JoeBennett27) January 12, 2020
Bluebirds fans took to Twitter to have their say about Bennett’s performance, and here are a selection of responses…
A lot better today Joey boy. That back four today is the one I’d go for the rest of the season if we can. The two CB’s Nelson and Morro were a presence today. You and Pelts were reliable as always. 🔵🔵
— – (@n_norms76) January 12, 2020
Wicked performance u had him in your pocket all day blue birds blue birds
— Phill moss (@Phillmoss28) January 12, 2020
You can let ayew out of your pocket now
— Josh Floyd (@josh_floyd1234) January 12, 2020
Top performance today joe… did a number on Ayew! Nice to see you back strong💪🏻👍🏻
— owen chilcott (@owen_chilcott) January 12, 2020
Brilliant performance today Joe, great energy levels, got forward when you could and looked solid all game 👍🏻 It’s all we wanted, thank you 🙏🏻
— SIMON (@DangeSG) January 12, 2020
Quality performance on a personal level for yourself joe mate! Lets get some consistency with the team and push on lads! #bluebirds
— Mr_SH33P (@Mr_SH33P88) January 12, 2020
Immense today @JoeBennett27. How you managed to get up and down the pitch so well with ayew in your pocket was incredible. 🔥🔥
— Alan Proctor (@procyboy) January 12, 2020