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Wolves 2-2 Cardiff

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
Konstantopoulos, loaned from Coventry, sees the ball fall into the net

Goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos scored an own goal to deny Cardiff against Championship leaders Wolves.

The hosts remain top but, with just one win in 10 games, will be grateful for a point after the on-loan keeper dropped Kyel Reid's cross after 81 minutes.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake nodded in the opener for Wolves, but Michael Chopra equalised after a fine Paul Parry pass.

Roger Johnson headed in Parry's corner to give Cardiff the lead just after the break, before the dramatic equaliser.

Konstantopoulos, on loan from Coventry, was making his Bluebirds debut, having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Cardiff's rivals Swansea earlier this season.


Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"It's never easy - there's frustrations all around the league and it's no different here.

"Dave Jones has got it down there, Steve Coppell's got it at Reading and Alex McLeish has got it at Birmingham.

"There's two scenarios here. It's an anagram isn't it? If I get promoted I'm a god and if we don't I'm a dog."

Cardiff manager Dave Jones:
"The way Wolves are at the moment, when we got the second goal you could feel the tension. You could smell it around the place and you could sense the fans were getting really nervous.

"I couldn't see them scoring in the second half and the longer it went on the more the crowd were getting disgruntled.

"When you're trying to get out of this division, the tension grows. The prize is so great."


Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward (Stearman 80), Kightly, Henry, Edwards, Jarvis (Reid 76), Keogh (Vokes 76), Ebanks-Blake.

Subs Not Used: Higgs, Iwelumo.

Booked: Berra.

Goals: Ebanks-Blake 11, Konstantopoulos 81 og.

Cardiff: Konstantopoulos, McNaughton (Comminges 90), Gyepes, Roger Johnson, Kennedy, McCormack (Whittingham 85), Rae, Ledley, Parry, Bothroyd (Burke 32), Chopra.

Subs Not Used: Owusu-Abeyie, Scimeca.

Goals: Chopra 31, Roger Johnson 48.

Att: 22,093

Ref: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire).

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see also
Cardiff rocked by keeper injury
18 Feb 09 |  Cardiff
Cardiff snap up Konstantopoulos
09 Feb 09 |  Cardiff


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