Penalty gives Cardiff a point against Stoke

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2014 at 11:13 am •  Published: April 19, 2014

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Peter Whittingham's second-half penalty gave Cardiff a precious point in its fight for Premier League survival but the Welsh club still has it all to do.

Whittingham's 50th-minute goal canceled out Marko Arnautovic's penalty — the first spot-kick Cardiff has conceded this season — that was converted during the dying seconds of an otherwise forgettable first half.

Referee Howard Webb appeared to harshly punish Kim for his challenge on former Cardiff player Peter Odemwingie, while Cardiff also saw a later effort by Juan Cala ruled out for offside.

Midtable Stoke has lost just once in the last eight league games but Cardiff remains stuck in the relegation zone, currently two points adrift of possible safety with only three games left.