The Sky Blues Under-23s got back to winning ways, as they came away from the Cardiff City Stadium with all three points.
City suffered their first defeat of 2019 in their previous outing against Millwall, but they didn’t dwell on it for long, as they bounced back with a 3-2 away win at Cardiff City.
The Sky Blues got off to a rampant start against the Bluebirds, notching three goals within the first 27 minutes of the game.
A brace from Reise Allassani and a goal for Charlie Wakefield put City in a comfortable position, which they managed to see out, come the final whistle.
Under-23s coach, Jason Farndon was delighted with the first start to the game and the ‘ruthlessness’ his side showed in the first half.
He said: “We got off to a really good start and I thought we blew them away in the first 35 minutes and we showed that ruthlessness that I’ve been asking for.
“We’ve been guilty in recent weeks of not taking our chances, but we had five shots on target, scored three and the other two were really good saves from their ‘keeper.”
Heading into the break with a 3-0 lead, the Sky Blues felt a reaction from the hosts, as they came out looking shorten the deficit in the game.
Cardiff pulled two goals back, but ultimately were unable to find an equaliser as the 23s saw out the final moments of the game.
“Despite the goals, I did think sometimes we were a little wasteful in possession and in the second half when they come out fighting, we need to do better.” Farndon said.
“We knew they were going to come out all guns blazing, and they caused us problems and they managed to get back into the game.
“They scored from two set-pieces, which I don’t think were in the first place, but we need to defend better from those.
“The lads then get a bit nervous as we get to the end of the game, but we saw it out and we come away with the three points.”
The win puts City four points behind second placed Crystal Palace, who occupy the final semi-final spot in the division.
Farndon was pleased to come away from a Premier League side with all three points, after fielding a young side.
“For us to go to a Premier League development side and come away with the win I think it’s a fantastic result.
“We fielded a very young side, which didn’t feature one player over 23 and its testament to the lads to get back to winning ways against a difficult side.”