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Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Butterfield. Booking for Jay Bothroyd for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill.
Andy Gray challenges Tom Heaton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jim O'Brien, Chris Burke receives a caution for dissent. Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line, Booking for Chris Burke for dissent. Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.
Adam Hammill has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Tom Heaton.
Diego Arismendi fouled by Lee Naylor, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Foul by Diego Arismendi on Seyi Olofinjana, free kick awarded. Diego Arismendi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Darcy Blake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Darcy Blake receives a red card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier, Jay Bothroyd manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Diego Arismendi results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Bellamy, save made by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McNaughton on Garry O'Connor. The ball is swung over by Jay McEveley, Stephen Foster has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Diego Arismendi fouled by Darcy Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Darcy Blake for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien, Header from deep inside the area by Garry O'Connor goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The offside flag is raised against Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Stephen Foster, free kick awarded. Stephen Foster takes the free kick.
Jim O'Brien produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor, Jay McEveley manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham, Header by Seyi Olofinjana from inside the area strikes the post.
Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner. Seyi Olofinjana grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-2 Cardiff.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Diego Arismendi makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line. Stephen Foster is penalised for handball and concedes a . Penalty taken by Peter Whittingham saved by Luke Steele. Barnsley 1-1 Cardiff.
Jason Shackell fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Cardiff.
Jim O'Brien decides to take the corner short.
The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill, Kevin McNaughton makes a clearance.
Jay Bothroyd is caught offside. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Kieran Trippier takes the inswinging corner, Seyi Olofinjana makes a clearance.
Foul by Kevin McNaughton on Jim O'Brien, free kick awarded. Jay McEveley delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Tom Heaton.
Andy Gray replaces Chris Wood.
Chris Burke produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post.
Kieran Trippier concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bellamy. Jay Bothroyd has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay McEveley on Chris Burke. Kevin McNaughton takes the direct free kick.
Jim O'Brien crosses the ball, clearance by Mark Hudson.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Diego Arismendi makes a clearance.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugo Colace. The referee shows Seyi Olofinjana a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jay McEveley, Lee Naylor manages to make a clearance.
Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diego Arismendi. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Adam Hammill results in a free kick. Adam Hammill is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from right wing.
Jay McEveley crosses the ball.
Foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Jim O'Brien, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Adam Hammill, Tom Heaton makes a save.
Craig Bellamy scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff.Assist by Peter Whittingham.
Effort on goal by Chris Wood from just inside the area clears the bar.
The referee penalises Lee Naylor for handball. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jay McEveley, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Lee Naylor. Diego Arismendi takes the free kick.
Lee Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim O'Brien. The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Garry O'Connor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Wood. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Adam Hammill takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.
Foul by Jay McEveley on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham played to the near post, Garry O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Garry O'Connor, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jason Shackell, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.
Chris Wood is caught offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Shackell fouled by Jay Bothroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim O'Brien. Jim O'Brien crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lee Naylor makes a clearance.
Diego Arismendi takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jay McEveley, save by Tom Heaton.
The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Kieran Trippier. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
Foul by Garry O'Connor on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Diego Arismendi has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Stephen Foster makes a clearance.
Foul by Darcy Blake on Hugo Colace, free kick awarded. Adam Hammill takes the direct free kick.
Garry O'Connor is caught offside. Kevin McNaughton restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Diego Arismendi, clearance by Mark Hudson.
Garry O'Connor is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Jim O'Brien crosses the ball, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Hugo Colace handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Lee Naylor takes the direct free kick.
Hugo Colace challenges Seyi Olofinjana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Whittingham fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The referee starts the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee starts the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Duo back for Tykes
Barnsley duo Jay McEveley and Garry O'Connor could both return to the squad for the home clash with Cardiff.
McEveley missed the midweek draw at Scunthorpe due to a bruised foot and striker O'Connor, on loan from Birmingham, was sidelined despite having an injection to aid his recovery from a groin strain.
Defender Bobby Hassell is expected to shake off a knock that forced him off at Scunthorpe but if he fails to make it Keiran Trippier could step in.
Goran Lovre, Jacob Butterfield, Luke Potter and Andy Gray all returned to the starting line-up in midweek and manager Mark Robins must decide whether to stick with them or recall recent loan signing Chris Wood and midfielder Hugo Colace.
Barnsley, 13th in the table and unbeaten at home, are chasing their first win in four league matches.
Craig Bellamy is unlikely to feature for Cardiff.
The on-loan striker managed just two appearances upon his return to his hometown club in late August before encountering more troublesome knee problems while on international duty with Wales and has not played since.
Despite being close to a return, Bellamy has already been omitted from Wales` squad for their forthcoming internationals against Bulgaria and Switzerland.
Jones stated earlier in the week that he will assess Bellamy`s fitness with a view to the Barnsley clash, but he is almost certain not to risk him at Oakwell bearing in mind City`s next game is two weeks away.
Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Michael Chopra (ankle) are also both targeting the October 16 derby against Bristol City for their respective comebacks.
Midfielder Seyi Olofinjana made his return in Tuesday`s goalless draw against Crystal Palace, while Jones will check on the availability of Stephen McPhail after he missed the stalemate with a back strain.
Bellamy back with a bang
Craig Bellamy struck on his return from injury for Cardiff to help keep the Welshmen hot on the heels of npower Championship leaders QPR with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Barnsley.
The 31-year-old, at his hometown club on a season-long loan from Manchester City, fired Cardiff ahead shortly before half-time in his first appearance back from a five-game absence due to knee trouble.
Bellamy's second goal of the season was a rare moment of quality during an uneventful first half, but the game ignited after the break, with Jason Shackell equalising for Barnsley in the 63rd minute, home goalkeeper Luke Steele saving Peter Whittingham's penalty and Seyi Olofinjana firing the visitors' winner.
Cardiff midfielder Darcy Blake was sent-off in the 82nd minute for a rash challenge that warranted a second yellow card and visiting goalkeeper Tom Heaton pulled off a fine save to deny Barnsley winger Adam Hammill in the 88th minute, but Dave Jones' side held on.
Barnsley made five changes with on-loan strikers Garry O'Connor and Chris Wood, Jay McEveley, Kieran Trippier and Hugo Colace all returning, while Bellamy and Gabor Gyepes were back for Cardiff.
Whittingham curled an early long-range free-kick over the crossbar for the Bluebirds, but there were limited chances early in the first half.
Barnsley's only efforts on goal in the opening 20 minutes were two 25-yard shots from Diego Arismendi, the second blocked by visiting defender Mark Hudson.
Barnsley went closer to lighting up a poor spectacle when O'Connor headed Trippier's 33rd-minute free-kick narrowly wide.
But it was Cardiff who broke the deadlock three minutes before the interval with a rare moment of class.
Whittingham, who expertly controlled a raking cross-field pass, laid off the ball to Bellamy on the edge of the penalty area and the Wales international deftly slipped the ball into the bottom corner beyond Steele.
Cardiff thought they had scored a second soon after the break, but Gyepes' goalbound header from a corner was flicked over the goalline by Jay Bothroyd and the Cardiff striker was deemed offside by Berkshire referee Trevor Kettle.
Barnsley then hauled themselves level soon after when Shackell rammed home his second goal of the season after Jim O'Brien's corner fell kindly for him in the area.
Cardiff squandered the chance to regain the lead seconds after the restart.
Barnsley skipper Stephen Foster handled Whittingham's corner, but the Cardiff midfielder then saw Steele save his subsequent penalty, which was blasted straight at the Tykes goalkeeper.
But the Welshmen went back in front 60 seconds later when Whittingham's shot following Bellamy's corner was turned home by Olofinjana from close range.
Olofinjana headed against the post in the 70th minute from another Whittingham corner and although Darcy was dismissed in the 82nd minute after his challenge on Hammill had earned him a second booking, the home side only threatened to get back on terms when Hammill's late shot forced Heaton into a fine save.
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