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FT: Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City lost 2-1 to Middlesbrough in the Championship this evening, with striker Kenwyne Jones scoring the only goal for the Welsh side.

It brings further disappointment for Russell Slade's side following their 3-2 defeat to Norwich at the weekend.

Cardiff celebrate return to blue with a win

Cardiff's boys in blue started their first match back in their traditional kit with a hard fought win over Fulham.

A Sean Morrison header from an Aaron Gunnarsson throw-in early in the first half was enough to secure all three points for Russell Slade's men.

Cardiff last had blue home shirts in 2012. Credit: Wales News Service

The attendance was recorded at over 22,000 - a huge increase from around 4,000 who attended the Bluebird's last home game against Colchester in the FA Cup.

Elsewhere in the Football League, Newport County secured their fourth win on the bounce - they dispatched Portsmouth 1-0 at Rodney Parade in League Two.

Wrexham fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Stockport, earning an FA Trophy second round replay.

Cardiff City game will go ahead as planned

Cardiff City have confirmed their game against Fulham this afternoon will go ahead at 3pm as planned, despite concerns over ground safety.

The roof at Cardiff City Stadium was damaged due to high winds, but fire crews have been working to secure the site.

Fans have begun to arrive at the ground, with a portion of the car park closed off. Credit: ITV Wales News


Cardiff City game 'anticipated to go ahead'

Cardiff City's match against Fulham this afternoon is expected to go ahead, despite damage to the roof of the stadium caused by high winds.

The fire service were called out to carry out repairs this morning and it was thought the game could be under threat, with the club stressing the safety of fans, staff and players was the priority.

But the club have now tweeted that they believe the game will take place.

Repair to the roof is still on-going. Credit: ITV Wales News

Fire crews at Cardiff City Stadium to secure roof after wind damage

Fire crews have been working this morning to secure the roofing of Cardiff City Stadium following wind damage.

High winds both today and yesterday have damaged the structure ahead of this afternoon's Championship game against Fulham.

The club have stressed that the safety of supporters and staff are the priority. The referee for today's game has been inspecting the pitch and stadium since midday.

Fire crews outside the stadium this morning. Credit: ITV Wales News
Fire crews have been looking to secure the roofing of the stadium. Credit: ITV Wales News

Cardiff City FC: 'safety first' as officials inspect roof damage

Cardiff City will assess the safety and security of Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon ahead of today's games against Fulham.

High winds yesterday and this morning have damaged the roofing of the stadium.

The club stress the safety of supporters and staff are the priority.

Cardiff City: Investigating damage to two stands

Cardiff City have tweeted to say that safety officials are investigating roof damage to two stands at the Cardiff City Stadium, caused by high winds overnight.

There is no statement yet on whether there is any doubt about whether this afternoon's Championship game against Fulham, due to kick off at 3pm at the stadium, will be affected.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says crews are assessing whether they can remove dangerous cladding.

This afternoon's match is Cardiff City's first back in their traditional blue kit, and therefore expected to see a huge attendance and celebratory atmosphere.

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