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Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Shot from close range by Craig Conway misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Liam Bridcutt on Kenny Miller, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham and scored. Cardiff 1-3 Brighton.Kenny Miller provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Craig Mackail-Smith shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Will Hoskins finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-3 Brighton.Craig Mackail-Smith provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie.
Shot from just outside the box by Joe Mason misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Lewis Dunk on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
Craig Mackail-Smith produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Romain Vincelot leaves the field to be replaced by Will Hoskins. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from just outside the box by Romain Vincelot goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Foul by Marcos Painter on Rudy Gestede, free kick awarded. Marcos Painter goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Marcos Painter.
Booking for Casper Ankergren for time wasting.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Andrew Taylor gets a block in.
Ashley Barnes challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Rudy Gestede replaces Robert Earnshaw. Alan Navarro replaces Matthew Sparrow.
Mark Hudson challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Ashley Barnes scores a placed penalty. Cardiff 0-2 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Craig Mackail-Smith.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Bridcutt, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Matthew Sparrow. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Dicker on Joe Mason. Booking for Gary Dicker. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Sparrow by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. The referee cautions Peter Whittingham for unsporting behaviour. Lewis Dunk restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin McNaughton fouled by Craig Mackail-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
Kevin McNaughton takes a shot. Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Ashley Barnes from long range goes over the crossbar.
Short corner taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Craig Mackail-Smith is ruled offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Ashley Barnes grabs a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 Brighton.
Craig Conway takes a short corner.
Corner taken by Craig Conway, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Craig Conway takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Centre by Andrew Taylor, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Joe Mason misses to the right of the target.
Kenny Miller takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Corner taken short by Don Cowie.
Kevin McNaughton fouled by Craig Mackail-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Marcos Painter makes a clearance.
Shot by Kenny Miller. Blocked by Liam Bridcutt.
Ashley Barnes challenges Mark Hudson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Craig Conway has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Inigo Calderon results in a free kick. Craig Conway delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Matthew Sparrow.
Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Mackail-Smith. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Sparrow is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Matthew Sparrow is caught offside. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Foul by Gordon Greer on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Conway from left channel.
Robert Earnshaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.
Ashley Barnes is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Inigo Calderon is caught offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Romain Vincelot for handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Mackay waiting on Gunnarsson
Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson is a doubt to face Brighton.
The Iceland international limped out of Cardiff's 3-1 Championship win over Bristol City in the 10th minute and underwent a MRI scan on Monday to discover the extent of his ankle injury.
Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay is nonetheless hopeful Gunnarsson will be fit for Wednesday's game.
"He rolled his ankle and we'll send him for a scan," confirmed Mackay.
"It is disappointing as we have not got a big squad and it is something that is in the hands of a good medical team."
Gunnarsson was one of nine summer signings by Mackay after 12 players left following Cardiff's failed play-off campaign last season.
Brighton striker Will Buckley has been ruled out of the trip to Wales.
The #1million summer signing from Watford, who scored twice on his debut against Doncaster last week, will be sidelined for a fortnight after suffering a hamstring injury at Portsmouth on Saturday.
Craig Noone replaced Buckley at Fratton Park and could be handed his first league start of the season, although fellow wingers Kazenga LuaLua (hamstring) and Will Hoskins (hip) may be back in contention.
Defenders Adam El-Abd (foot) and Tommy Elphick (Achilles) are set to return to training after recovering from the injuries they suffered at the end of last season, but they remain a couple of weeks away from potential first-team starts.
Barnes brace ends Bluebirds run
Brighton's unbeaten return to npower Championship life continues as an Ashley Barnes double put paid to Cardiff's hopes of maintaining their own perfect start.
The Seagulls climb to second in the table, level on points with Southampton, after making the Bluebirds taste defeat for the first time this campaign.
Barnes' brace and Will Hoskins' late effort enough to secure all three points, despite a late consolation for Peter Whittingham from the penalty spot.
Despite good opportunities for Robert Earnshaw and Kenny Miller, Cardiff were undone by resolute goalkeeping from Casper Ankegren and the dynamic one-touch philosophy of Gus Poyet's south coast outfit.
Joe Mason replaced Aron Gunnarsson in the home line-up, with Matt Sparrow deputising for injured Brighton winger Will Buckley, the League One club's record purchase from Watford.
Brighton were denied an early opportunity to take the lead in the sixth minute after making a spirited start.
Inigo Calderon snuck a low cross from the right wing for an eager Craig Mackail-Smith to blast against David Marshall, Gary Dicker threading the rebound through to Barnes, who slotted home but was given offside.
As the hosts were kept comfortably at arm's length, Andrew Taylor made a rare foray into the Brighton half, only to be brought down by Calderon. Craig Conway volleyed just beyond the upright as his free-kick bounced off the Cardiff wall and conveniently on to his right boot.
And in the 32nd minute, Earnshaw conjured up an audacious shot from distance which Ankegren did well to smother. Miller then produced a copycat effort from the restart but Ankegren was well-placed to make an easy catch.
The former Leeds stopper was equal to Cardiff's best opportunity of the first half, tipping a fizzing shot around his post when Conway found himself in good space in the penalty box.
The Seagulls were rewarded for their resolute defending in the 39th minute, Barnes stealing on to a loose ball in the centre circle, surging forward before driving the ball under Marshall's outstretched glove and into the bottom-left corner.
Barnes might have doubled the advantage just before half-time, but his swerving drive from 30 yards soared over the bar.
Cardiff began the second half with intent, Don Cowie's clever through ball finding Kevin McNaughton, who weaved through the bright green shirts of Brighton only to see his attempt blocked bravely by Lewis Dunk.
Uncowed, Brighton bustled forward to catch the Welsh side napping. Mackail-Smith stormed unopposed into the box only to tap his shot against the right post and out of play.
Cardiff's frustration doubled in the 62nd minute as Mark Hudson conceded a penalty by felling an onrushing Mackail-Smith in the area. Barnes duly obliged from the spot, beating Marshall to his left with a placed shot.
The hosts responded by introducing French striker Rudy Gestede at the expense of Earnshaw but the result was confirmed on 87 minutes when Hoskins raced on to Mackail-Smith's pass to tap home to the cheers of the travelling faithful.
Whittingham gave the remaining fans at the Cardiff City Stadium something to cheer about as he bettered Ankegren from the penalty spot after Liam Bridcutt's foul on Miller, but it was too little too late.
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