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FT: Cardiff 2-2 Rotherham

Cardiff drew 2-2 at the City Stadium against Rotherham after three goals from Anthony Pilkington.

After his first half goal, Pilkington started the second half putting the visitors ahead when his corner kick deflected past keeper David Marshall. His third of the game brought Cardiff back on to level pegging. Lee Peltier was sent off not far from the final whistle, after picking up a second yellow card.

Final score Cardiff 2-2 Rotherham.


HT: Cardiff City 1-1 Rotherham

It's 1-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium at half time as the Bluebirds host Rotherham.

Anthony Pilkington opened the scoring for the Bluebirds 25 minutes in and the homeside held on to the lead until a minute before half time when Joe Newell made it a draw.

Cardiff 1-1 Rotherham at half time.

Bale facing spell on sidelines after picking up calf injury

Bale picked up an injury in the first half of Real Madrid's victory over Sporting Gijon on Sunday. Credit: EFE/Chema Moya

Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing at least three weeks out after picking up a calf injury.

The 26 year old was hurt during Madrid's 5-1 victory over Sporting Gijon on Sunday. He had scans earlier today, which revealed the extent of his injury, and it's thought he could be out for at least three weeks.

After tests carried out today on the player Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with soleus muscle injury in his right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed.

– Real Madrid statement

Bale had scored the opening goal of the game but limped off at half-time.


Wales' pre-Euro 2016 friendlies confirmed

Chris Coleman says friendlies against Ukraine and Northern Ireland will be ideal preparation. Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/PA Images

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed that Chris Coleman's men will play friendlies against Northern Ireland and Ukraine in March.

Its Ukrainian counterpart announced last week that they would host Wales in Kiev on March 28th, but now the FAW has also confirmed the fixture. Wales will play Northern Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium four days earlier on March 24th.

We are delighted to be playing the two fixtures and they will be ideal preparation for our group games at UEFA EURO 2016.

Michael O’Neill has done a fantastic job as manager of Northern Ireland and I am delighted for him.

This will be a great occasion for both sets of fans ahead of the finals. Meanwhile, the Ukraine are quality opposition and will be a real test for myself, the coaching team and the squad of players.

– Chris Coleman, Wales manager

Newport manager Sheridan leaves for Oldham Athletic

Newport County manager John Sheridan has left the club to re-join his former club Oldham Athletic.

The Exiles board gave permission for Sheridan to speak to Oldham last night and this afternoon Oldham have confirmed their former manager will return after a seven year absence.

Wales to play friendlies with Ukraine and Northern Ireland

Wales will play Ukraine and Northern Ireland ahead of the Euro 2016 finals. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales look set to face Ukraine and Northern Ireland in friendlies ahead of this summer's Euro 2016 finals.

The Ukraine Football Federation has announced that they'll host Wales for a friendly in Kiev on March 28th, while four days earlier Wales will host Northern Ireland at home.

Wales are in the same group as Slovakia, England and Russia at the European Championship finals this summer - their first major tournament for 58 years.

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