Premier League - Cornelius off the mark in Cardiff win

Club record signing Andreas Cornelius scored his first goal for Cardiff in an entertaining 4-3 friendly win for the Bluebirds at Forest Green.

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Premier League - Cornelius off the mark in Cardiff win
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The summer arrival from FC Copenhagen opened the scoring with a header after 21 minutes and Nicky Maynard doubled the lead in the 34th minute.

James Norwood pulled a goal back for the Conference side just before half-time but Cardiff, who changed their entire team at the break, quickly restored their two-goal cushion through Peter Whittingham's penalty.

Danny Wright reduced Rovers' arrears again after 56 minutes but the Bluebirds pulled clear once more when Craig Noone let rip with a screamer in the 73rd minute.

Matt Taylor completed the scoring four minutes later as an entertaining evening at the New Lawn finished 4-3 to the Premier League newcomers.

Wednesday’s pre-season results

Featuring a Premier League side

Melbourne Victory 0-2 Liverpool

South China 0 Manchester City 1

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sunderland 3

Forest Green 3-4 Cardiff City

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rangers

Morecambe 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Billingham Syn 0-3 Middlesbrough

Bristol City 1-0 Reading

York City 0-0 Leicester City

Peterborough 1-1 Watford

League One

MK Dons 4-3 Rayo Vallecano

Stocksbridge Park Steels 1-3 Rotherham United

Leyton Orient 2-1 New York Cosmos

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