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  • Date: Tue 16 February 2010
  • Venue: Ninian Park
  • Ref: Woolmer, A
  • Attendance: 20,758
Cardiff City

Cardiff City

Whittingham (8) P

1 - 1

Cardiff City vs West Bromwich Albion

Team Lineups

Cardiff City

David Marshall
Kevin McNaughton
Gabor Gyepes
Anthony Gerrard
Mark Kennedy
Gavin Rae
Peter Whittingham (Ross McCormack, 27)
Chris Burke
Aaron Wildig (Darcy Blake, 70)
Michael Chopra
Jay Bothroyd

West Bromwich Albion

Scott Carson
Joe Mattock
Jonas Olsson
Gianni Zuiverloon
Gabriel Tamas
Robert Koren (Simon Cox, 82)
Chris Brunt
Graham Dorrans
Andwele Slory (Chris Wood, 63)
Luke Moore
Frank Nouble

Match Report
A storming rearguard display earned Cardiff City a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion after an early Peter Whittingham penalty had given them the lead. Albion fought back and equalised in first-half injury time through Gianni Zuiverloon. The Bluebirds were unchanged from the side beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup, but injuries and suspensions forced the Baggies into four changes in their starting line-up. City had the first strike on goal when Aaron Wildig dispossessed Frank Nouble before sending Chris Burke away. He found Gavin Rae but the midfielder scuffed his shot well wide. In the seventh minute Jay Bothroyd was brought down inside the area by Jonas Olsson and Whittingham crashed the spot-kick into the net for his 19th goal of the season. Midway through the half Luke Moore combined with Andwele Slory and the Dutch winger hit the inside of the far post with a low shot but the loose ball was hacked clear. The Bluebirds suffered a blow in the 27th minute when Whittingham left the field to be replaced by Ross McCormack. City's front two were causing the visitors defence problems whenever the ball went into the Albion half but it was the Baggies who claimed most of the possession. They drew level in the third minute of time added on when Zuiverloon scrambled the ball over the line after Graham Dorrans had split the defence with a pass into the danger area. The Bluebirds knew they had to work even harder in the second period and both Dorrans and Robert Koren received yellow cards as City dug deep to unsettle the visitors. Olsson missed a glorious chance to put his side in front on the 70th minute when he headed a Zuiverloon cross over the bar from point-blank range. Six minutes from time Burke sent a shot spinning just wide of the far post and then in the final minute he popped up on the goal-line to hack clear a goalbound shot from Simon Cox.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82
Substitution
 

Robert Koren is replaced by Simon Cox.

78
Yellow Card
 

Joe Mattock is booked for unsporting behaviour.

70
Substitution
 

Aaron Wildig is being taken off, Darcy Blake has come on in his place.

63
Substitution
 

Andwele Slory is being taken off, Chris Wood has come on in his place.

55
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Robert Koren.

53
Yellow Card
 

Graham Dorrans is booked for dissent.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by A Woolmer

45
Goal
 

Goal!! Gianni Zuiverloon scores for West Brom.

34
Yellow Card
 

Gabriel Tamas is booked for unsporting behaviour.

27
Substitution
 

Cardiff are replacing Peter Whittingham with Ross McCormack.

8
Goal
 

Peter Whittingham takes a penalty for Cardiff and scores!.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Cardiff face West Brom at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.