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Angel Martinez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Don Cowie concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Crainey. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick. Don Cowie goes into the referee's book.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick. Craig Noone restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner worked by Craig Noone.
Mark Hudson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey. The referee shows Mark Hudson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey.
The ball is crossed by Kirk Broadfoot.
The offside flag is raised against Bo-Kyung Kim. Kirk Broadfoot takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Craig Noone misses to the left of the target.
Angel Martinez fouled by Bo-Kyung Kim, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Stephen Crainey, Header by Nathan Delfouneso from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. Heidar Helguson goes off and Don Cowie comes on.
Shot on goal by Nathan Delfouneso from just inside the area goes over the target.
Unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Ian Evatt results in a free kick. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick. Ian Evatt receives a caution.
The referee blows for offside against Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot.
Effort from just inside the area by Matt Phillips hits the post.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Crainey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Craig Noone. Bo-Kyung Kim on for Craig Bellamy. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Crainey from right channel.
Handball by Peter Whittingham. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Taylor.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Goal scored by Matthew Connolly from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-0 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
Ludovic Sylvestre takes a short corner.
Craig Noone takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.
Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Kevin Phillips, free kick awarded. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.
Craig Bellamy is ruled offside. Ian Evatt takes the free kick.
Centre by Peter Whittingham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Aron Gunnarsson. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Kevin Phillips produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. Matt Phillips delivers the ball, David Marshall makes a clearance.
Craig Bellamy concedes a free kick for a foul on Angel Martinez. Ian Evatt takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Craig Bellamy. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Peter Whittingham finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Blackpool.
Joe Mason on for Tommy Smith.
Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey. Angel Martinez takes the direct free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Ludovic Sylvestre.
Tommy Smith produces a cross.
Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Noone misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Andrew Taylor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Angel Martinez takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.
Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Alex Baptiste, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Matthew Connolly grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Blackpool.Assist by Craig Bellamy.
Craig Noone takes a shot. Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Matt Phillips makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Mark Hudson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from left channel, Craig Noone makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Matt Phillips misses to the left of the target.
Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Craig Noone. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Matt Gilks makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey.
Maynard misses out for Bluebirds
Cardiff will once again be without summer signing Nicky Maynard when they host Blackpool.
The striker is set to undergo surgery on a knee injury he sustained in the 2-0 win over Millwall and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Craig Bellamy and Heidar Helguson were restored to the starting XI for the 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace, but Maynard's absence could see Joe Mason get his first start of the season.
Manager Malky Mackay's forward options are already limited by Rudy Gestede's knee problem, although his return is more imminent.
Jordon Mutch could come into the reckoning too as he has shaken off a slight foot injury to resume training.
Midfielders Stephen McPhail (hamstring) and Kadeem Harris (ankle) are still out.
Ian Holloway may ring the changes as Blackpool look to bounce back.
The Tangerines suffered a 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield on Monday as their 100 per cent winning record at home was ruined.
With boss Holloway looking for a reaction, he could call on forward Matt Phillips and Spanish midfielder Angel Martinez to get his side back on track.
Blackpool finished Monday's match with four strikers on the pitch but regular substitute Kevin Phillips and youngster Nouha Dicko are likely to have to settle for a place on the bench once more.
On-loan Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso, who scored twice against Middlesbrough on his full debut, will be hopeful of retaining his place up front in a squad that is unaffected by injury.
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