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Shot from outside the box by Michael Chopra misses to the left of the target.
Lewin Nyatanga challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Burke.
Jason Koumas has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
David Clarkson is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Stead. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.
Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Stead. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.
Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Koumas. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
The official flags Craig Bellamy offside. David James takes the free kick.
Foul by Christian Ribeiro on Lee Naylor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jason Koumas from left wing.
Albert Adomah leaves the field to be replaced by Ivan Sproule.
Shot on goal by Jonathan Stead from just inside the area goes over the target.
Chris Burke takes a shot. Albert Adomah gets a block in.
Caution for Michael Chopra. Unfair challenge on Steven Caulker by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Lee Johnson takes the free kick.
Andrew Keogh goes off and Jason Koumas comes on.
Effort from inside the area by Albert Adomah misses to the left of the goal.
Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Blocked by Darcy Blake. Corner taken by Brett Pitman, Effort on goal by Jonathan Stead from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Albert Adomah is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner.
Booking for Kalifa Cisse for unsporting behaviour. Jonathan Stead challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Burke, clearance by Jonathan Stead.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce shown a yellow card.
A goal is scored by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 3-0 Cardiff.
Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line played to the near post, Jamal Campbell-Ryce makes a clearance.
Christian Ribeiro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cole Skuse.
Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson from the left by-line.
Peter Whittingham leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Burke. Albert Adomah produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Blocked by Kalifa Cisse.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Brett Pitman. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Brett Pitman takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Lee Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Free kick crossed by Lee Johnson, Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.
Lee Johnson finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 2-0 Cardiff.Assist by Jonathan Stead.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Steven Caulker. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Elliott. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.
Darcy Blake fouled by Jonathan Stead, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Cole Skuse. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham played to the near post, Jonathan Stead manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.
Foul by Marvin Elliott on Stephen McPhail, free kick awarded. Stephen McPhail takes the indirect free kick.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
Lee Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from just inside the penalty area and strikes the post.
Marvin Elliott challenges Seyi Olofinjana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Naylor takes the indirect free kick.
Headed effort on goal by Brett Pitman from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
Shot from deep inside the area by Mark Hudson clears the bar.
Craig Bellamy fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham.
Peter Whittingham is adjudged to have handled the ball. David James takes the free kick.
Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Craig Bellamy is caught offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.
Lee Johnson takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Kalifa Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Keogh. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
Darcy Blake comes on in place of Chris Riggott.
Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Effort on goal by Michael Chopra from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. David James makes a save.
The referee shows Lee Johnson a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Lee Johnson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Seyi Olofinjana. Free kick taken by David James.
Albert Adomah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Lee Naylor. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Johnson.
Brett Pitman grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Stead.
Mark Hudson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lee Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
The referee starts the match.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Rose blooms for Robins
Bristol City have no new problems for the visit of rivals Cardiff, but boss Keith Millen could make changes.
Midfielder Danny Rose and strikers David Clarkson and Brett Pitman are pushing for recalls after making an impact from the bench in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Millen still has defensive problems. Liam Fontaine (ankle) and Jamie McAllister (calf) could be out for some time, while Louis Carey and Christian Ribeiro are not expected to be fit to face the Bluebirds or Championship leaders QPR on January 3.
Of the walking wounded, the closest to making a return is captain Carey who is recovering from illness and a torn calf muscle.
"Louis is back training now but is working on his own with the physios. This weekend is probably too soon for him but at least he is on the mend," said Millen.
Last season's top scorer Nicky Maynard has been back in training for a month and is close to making a comeback, but Millen added: "We are not setting any target dates for him. We have to be careful with Nicky and we will look at his situation week by week."
Dave Jones is to assess his options, but will hope to have star duo Craig Bellamy and Jay Bothroyd available again.
The Bluebirds boss felt his depleted squad were finally stretched to breaking point as they put in what he said was probably their worst performance of the season in going down 4-1 at Watford on Tuesday.
Any changes will depend on bodies available to do so, but Bellamy should be back after resting his troublesome knee problem which prevents him from playing games in quick succession, while Bothroyd also stands a good chance having already missed two further games than expected in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater failed to return from a virus in time to feature at Vicarage Road while winger Chris Burke battled through 73 minutes having also been one of a number of players struck down with the illness. Both will be monitored again.
Returning defender Chris Riggott was unable to manage two appearances in three days after eight months on the sidelines but could return to face the Robins. Full-back Lee Naylor could well find himself on the bench having been substituted early on Tuesday following a nightmare opening 35 minutes.
City take derby honours
Bristol City won the honours in the Severnside derby with a 3-0 win at Ashton Gate as Cardiff's npower Championship promotion bid continued to stutter.
Brett Pitman took only three minutes to make his mark on his return to the Robins starting line up before Lee Johnson extended the lead just before half-time.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce put the game beyond Cardiff early in the second half to edge Keith Millen's side away from the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have won only one of the last seven league matches and have slipped to fifth in the table.
Pitman was the only change to the Robins side that drew with Crystal Palace.
Chris Riggott and Craig Bellamy returned to the Cardiff team after being rested during the defeat at Watford, while Tom Heaton replaced the unwell David Marshall in goal.
Pitman picked up where he left off on Tuesday, when his injury-time penalty earned the Robins a point. He continued his recent goal scoring form by netting after just three minutes.
Pitman laid the ball off to strike partner Jon Stead, spun into the box and got on the end of Stead's cross to beat Heaton from close range for his sixth goal in as many games.
Cardiff responded well and David James made a save to keep out Peter Whittingham's 25-yarder before Michael Chopra and Mark Hudson shot over the crossbar.
Chopra then struck a post with an effort from the edge of the box just after the half hour mark.
In between, Heaton blocked shots from Pitman and Campbell-Ryce but there was little the former Manchester United trainee could do to prevent his side from going two goals behind after 39 minutes.
Stead again provided the assist. Campbell-Ryce dummied his low cross at the near post and Johnson steered the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards out.
The Robins continued to look threatening at the start of the second half and Albert Adomah went close before Heaton tipped a shot over from Pitman.
It was merely delaying the inevitable and Campbell-Ryce extended the lead in the 55th minute.
The winger ran deep into the Cardiff half as the Bluebirds defence backed off, he took on Mark Hudson and found the bottom corner with a right-foot shot from the edge of the area.
Stead and Adomah went close to adding further goals just after the hour mark.
Substitute Jason Koumas sent a shot wide in injury time following a rare Cardiff attack.
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