Etheridge keeps clean sheet anew, but Cardiff draws at 10-man Huddersfield

Etheridge keeps clean sheet anew, but Cardiff draws at 10-man Huddersfield

Callum Peterson skied high for the ball to keep it from hitting Coach David Wagner. Premier League
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Neil Etheridge kept a clean sheet for the second straight time, but the win remains elusive for Cardiff as the club was held to a goalless draw at Huddersfield on Saturday.

For the second straight match, Cardiff failed to capitalize on its opponent's red card, missing out on a chance to get a huge boost as the club welcomes Arsenal next week.

Etheridge made a huge save early in the second half, keeping Steve Mounie's header from going in.

Cardiff then got a huge boost as Jonathan Hogg was sent off in the 63rd minute due to unsportsmanlike conduct.

However, Sol Bamba, Danny Ward, Sean Morrison, and Josh Murphy failed to capitalize as their tries either went off the mark or got checked by substitute goalie Jonas Lossl.

Arsenal will enter next week's battle at Cardiff with high morale after drubbing West Ham at home, 3-1.

Marko Arnautovic's opener in the 25th minute that stunned the Emirates Stadium was quickly countered by Nacho Monreal's 30th minute strike as the battle between the two London-based sides began to heat up.

However, Issa Diop gave Arsenal an easy goal in the 70th minute as the West Ham defender failed to clear the ball out and instead sent to his own goalmouth.

Danny Welbeck then put the nail in the coffin for the home side with a stoppage time goal.

Meanwhile, in Wolverhampton, the host club made the upset of the day after holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.

In the showdown between the defending Division 1 and the reigning Division 2 champs, Sergio Aguero's two sorry misses, one coming in stoppage time, somehow became crucial as City dropped points for the first time just three games into the season.

Willy Boly set up the shocker as he drilled in a 57th minute goal to delight the crowd at the Molineux Stadium.

Aymeric Laporte put City on the other board in the 69th minute to force the deadlock.

City actually had a chance to steal the road win only that Aguero's free kick only hit the crossbar before the referee blew the final whistle. Aguero also had an early first half shot only hitting the post.

The draw gave Liverpool an opportunity to take the top spot, which the club did after beating Brighton, 1-0, early Sunday (Philippine Time) on Mohamed Salah's 23rd minute goal.

In the other games, Bournemouth and Everton settled for a 2-2 draw, while Leicester silenced Southampton, 2-1.

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