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Capital One Cup

London Road Ground (ATT 3,806) 24th August 2010 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Webb

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Cardiff City Cardiff

Peterboro 2

C Mackail-Smith (74)
G Boyd (88)

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Cardiff 1

J Bothroyd (31)

Posh send Bluebirds packing

League One outfit send high-flying Championship side out of cup

Last Updated: 24/08/10 11:20pm

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Boyd: Secured winner

Boyd: Secured winner

Peterborough pulled off a Carling Cup shock to beat high flying Cardiff at London Road.

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George Boyd was the hero for Posh as the striker scored a stunning late winner to send the League One outfit into the third round of the competition.

Boyd unleashed an unstoppable 20-yard effort with his right foot just two minutes from the end of a pulsating tie to ensure Gary Johnson's side claimed a Championship scalp.

Bluebirds boss Dave Jones left loan star Craig Bellamy out of the squad for the London Road clash, but the visitors hardly missed him during a dominant first half display.

Made to pay

A succession of chances went begging before Jay Bothroyd was left with a simple header with which to break the deadlock in the 31st minute after being picked out by a fine left wing delivery from Jason Koumas.

But Cardiff were made to pay for their failings in front of goal when Posh upped the ante in the second period.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton pulled off fine saves to deny Craig Mackail-Smith and Boyd in the space of 60 seconds, but he was powerless to prevent Mackail-Smith hauling the hosts level with a rasping drive from the edge of the box in the 74th minute.

Bothroyd had penalty appeals ignored at the other end after going down under a challenge just before Boyd secured Posh's passage with his late stunner.

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