2019 has been a tough year for Cardiff City, as the side have suffered relegation and saw their long-serving manager Neil Warnock resign after three years at the helm.
However, despite some moments that the Bluebirds supporters would want to forget, there are also some moments that they would want to remember and take forward with them as they reflect on past memories of Cardiff in 2019.
The Bluebirds supporters have endured both good and bad moments over the past year, and as the Bluebirds enter a new decade, here are three of their most memorable moments from 2019…
Their win over Manchester United
In May, the Bluebirds travelled to one of England’s most successful clubs, Manchester United, in their final game of the Premier League season.
Cardiff would have been expecting the game to be a dead-rubber with the Bluebirds having nothing left to play for, however it was to be anything but.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing opened the scoring in the first half with a penalty after he had been brought down by Diogo Dalot, and during the second half. he tapped in from a few yards out following a low Josh Murphy cross to secure a 0-2 win at England’s biggest club stadium.
The game against Leeds United
When the Bluebirds visited promotion hopefuls Leeds United in December, it was not expected that they would end up coming with a point in a 3-3 scoreline.
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Helder Costa fired in from Pablo Hernandez’s pass, before Patrick Bamford controlled and fired in a Stuart Dallas cross. The striker then notched from the penalty spot, after he was brought down by Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal.
Lee Tomlin then scored a lovely chip in the second half to bring the Bluebirds back into it, before Sean Morrison gave them a lifeline with an excellent header from a corner. Striker Robert Glatzel then scored the equaliser as he raced on to Tomlin’s flick, and slid in past the keeper to make sure the game would live long in the memories of the Cardiff fans.
Signing Marlon Pack
Defensive midfielder Pack unexpectedly made the move across the Severn bridge, joining the Bluebirds in the summer from rivals Bristol City.
He has gone on to have a major impact within the Cardiff side, as he has made 20 appearances for the Bluebirds and impressed, much to the delight of Cardiff fans and derision of Bristol City supporters.
The 29-year-old has been one of Cardiff’s more standout performers, as the Bluebirds fans were delighted to have taken the star from one of their biggest rivals.