Cardiff City's Premier League survival hopes were dealt a major blow today as they went down to a 3 nil home defeat to Crystal Palace. Palace striker Jason Puncheon scored twice either side of a goal from former Cardiff stalwart Joe Ledley. It leaves the Bluebirds second from bottom in the table.
Cardiff were a goal down at the break in their crucial Premier League match at home to Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon scored for the visitors after half an hour.
Cardiff City players and members of staff have pledged a day's wage in support of Cardiff City Community & Education Foundation’s inaugural ‘Foundation Day’.
The Foundation plays a central role in improving the lives and opportunities of people in its local communities, providing for previously under-represented groups.
Former Bluebird defender, Scott Young who heads up the Foundation said he hopes around £100,000 will be raised.
Fundraising activities will be taking place throughout the day in and around Cardiff City Stadium. It comes ahead of the team's home fixture with Crystal Palace at 3pm.
Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said on loan winger Wilfriend Zaha won't be drawn in by reports linking him with a move back to the club where he made his name.
Zaha faces his former club this weekend for Cardiff, and Solskjaer believes the winger will be unfazed:
'Wilf is a good player, but I don't think he is being drawn into this situation where it is suddenly brought up that his former club want to sign him just as he faced his old team. Palace is his past...I have had words with him and he knows the game.'
Meanwhile Solskjaer will have Craig Noone available for this afternoon's game after the winger spent three matches out with a groin injury
Crystal Palace are the visitors to the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend, with the home side looking to build on last week's dramatic draw with West Brom.
The point at The Hawthornes left Cardiff three points away from safety, having played at least a game more than many of their relegation rivals.
One of those rivals are Palace, who have come into form following the appointment of Welsh boss Tony Pulis in November - highlighted by an impressive win against title chasing Chelsea at Selhurt Park last week.