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Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McNaughton on Craig Noone. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick. Gonzalo Jara Reyes has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Ashley Barnes, A goal is scored by Sam Vokes from close range low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-2 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Barnes.
Craig Noone produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Joe Mason. Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.
Kenny Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Craig Noone crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by David Marshall.
Craig Noone delivers the ball, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Filip Kiss on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Craig Noone takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
Filip Kiss comes on in place of Aron Gunnarsson.
Sam Vokes is ruled offside. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, save by Peter Brezovan. Peter Whittingham finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-2 Cardiff.Assist by Liam Lawrence.
The ball is swung over by Will Buckley, clearance made by Mark Hudson. Corner taken short by Will Buckley. Corner from right by-line taken by Will Buckley. Craig Noone delivers the ball, Ashley Barnes scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Craig Noone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Kenny Miller. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.
Shot from just outside the box by Don Cowie goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Kevin McNaughton. The ball is crossed by Liam Bridcutt, Shot by Craig Noone from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Ben Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Ben Turner booked. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Noone, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hudson. Liam Bridcutt goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson. Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall. Craig Noone takes the outswinging corner, Mark Hudson makes a clearance. Shot by Gonzalo Jara Reyes from just outside the area goes over the net.
Sam Vokes takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.
Short corner worked by Will Buckley. Alan Navarro crosses the ball, clearance by Mark Hudson.
(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Craig Noone coming on for Gai Assulin. Sam Vokes on for Craig Mackail-Smith. Will Buckley on for Abdul Razak.
Joe Mason grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 0-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Mark Hudson.
Joe Mattock concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Mason. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Don Cowie produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, clearance made by Joe Mattock. Short corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
Kenny Miller delivers the ball, clearance made by Gordon Greer. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham played to the near post, Gonzalo Jara Reyes manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on Ashley Barnes. Don Cowie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Joe Mason handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Adam El-Abd takes the direct free kick.
Peter Whittingham challenges Alan Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the direct free kick.
Alan Navarro fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Gonzalo Jara Reyes delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Turner.
Ashley Barnes fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Hudson goes into the referee's book. The ball is sent over by Liam Bridcutt, Gonzalo Jara Reyes produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box and strikes the post. Gordon Greer challenges Mark Hudson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Kevin McNaughton, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
Liam Bridcutt delivers the ball, clearance made by Ben Turner.
Gonzalo Jara Reyes produces a cross.
Kevin McNaughton produces a cross, Gonzalo Jara Reyes makes a clearance.
Kevin McNaughton delivers the ball, Aron Gunnarsson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Liam Bridcutt fouled by Andrew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Seagulls in decent shape
Brighton have no new injury worries for the visit of Cardiff.
Full-back Marcos Painter is on the mend after a hamstring injury but will not be ready while midfielder Gary Dicker is also edging closer to fitness following a broken leg.
Spanish midfielder Vicente Rodriguez is short of match fitness and will not be involved, and centre-half Tommy Elphick remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles problem.
Craig Mackail-Smith is set to keep his place in attack after ending his recent drought with two goals in his last two appearances.
Sam Vokes is pushing to join him up front after coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Doncaster on Saturday, while winger Craig Noone could also be recalled.
Cardiff could hand a debut to new loan singing Liam Lawrence.
Portsmouth captain Lawrence joined the Bluebirds last week as the beleaguered south coast club looked to ease the financial burden at Fratton Park, but missed the Bluebirds' 2-0 home defeat to West Ham with a minor calf injury.
However, the Republic of Ireland midfielder will be part of the Cardiff matchday squad for the first time at the Amex Stadium.
Otherwise, manager Malky Mackay will be without striker Rudy Gestede, who limped out of the clash against the Hammers with a hamstring problem and has been ruled out for a week. On-loan Newcastle frontman Haris Vuckic is in line for a place in the starting line-up.
Midfielder Stephen McPhail continues his battle to control the onset of Sjogren's Syndrome and is unlikely to feature for Cardiff.
Late Vokes strike earns Seagulls point
Sam Vokes came off the bench to net a vital equaliser as Brighton twice came from behind to earn a point in a 2-2 draw with Cardiff.
Vokes tapped home from Ashley Barnes' pass in the 89th minute to salvage a share of the spoils for the Seagulls after Peter Whittingham's fine strike looked to have won the game for the visiting Bluebirds.
Earlier, Barnes had levelled matters for Gus Poyet's hosts following Joe Mason's opener for the visitors, but a point does neither side much good in their bid for a place in the npower Championship play-offs.
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay handed a debut to on-loan midfielder Liam Lawrence in place of the injured Rudy Gestede, who missed out because of a hamstring injury, while Brighton were unchanged from the side that drew 1-1 at Doncaster.
After a scratchy first 15 minutes, Brighton came close to taking the lead when Craig Mackail-Smith's drilled effort was turned round the post well by David Marshall.
It took until 24 minutes for the visiting Bluebirds to put together a decent passage of possession, at the end of which Peter Brezovan did well to hold onto Kenny Miller's snapshot.
Mackail-Smith blasted a free-kick well over the crossbar and Gonzalo Jara Reyes hit a post following a Liam Bridcutt free-kick, as Cardiff chose to sit back and absorb long spells of pressure from their hosts.
After making it through until half-time with the score goalless, Cardiff found their feet and went ahead after 56 minutes.
Mark Hudson found Mason in the area and the former Plymouth striker produced a clinical finish past Brezovan to give the Bluebirds the lead.
Poyet responded to going behind by making a triple substitution, with Craig Noone, Will Buckley and Vokes entering the game, and the Seagulls were almost level soon after.
First, Vokes' effort from 18 yards was claimed by Marshall before Barnes was denied twice in a matter of seconds, first by a crucial block from Hudson and then by another fine Marshall save.
However, Cardiff could not hold out for long and Brighton levelled when Noone picked out Barnes 12 yards from goal and the dangerous forward slotted beyond Marshall.
The Welsh outfit were not on level terms for long, though.
Just two minutes after the restart the ball broke to Whittingham on the edge of the box and he picked his spot in the top left-hand corner of the net.
It appeared Cardiff would claim the win necessary to lift them back into the top six, but with a minute remaining Vokes found space to slide home Barnes' neat centre to snatch a point.
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