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Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line.
The match has reached full-time.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Westwood.
Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross.
Craig Noone takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bertrand.
Declan John takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Craig Noone delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line.
Centre by Andreas Weimann.
Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton.
Kenwyne Jones is ruled offside.
Shot by Ron Vlaar missed to the left of the net.
Fabian Delph takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.
Header at goal by Steven Caulker. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.
Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick.
Fabian Delph makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Magnus Wolff Eikrem by Fabian Delph results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Joe Bennett.
Leandro Bacuna takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Clearance made by Ben Turner.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Bertrand challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Centre by Joe Bennett.
Clearance by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Kenwyne Jones has a headed effort at goal. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has a headed effort at goal.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine makes a clearance.
Ashley Westwood takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Fraizer Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton.
Mats Daehli is brought on as a substitute for Wilfried Zaha.
Shot by Leandro Bacuna missed to the left of goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Gary Medel.
Clearance by Ben Turner.
Leandro Bacuna sends in a cross.
The official flags Kenwyne Jones offside.
Clearance made by Nathan Baker.
Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.
Ryan Bertrand produces a cross.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand.
Shot by Kenwyne Jones went wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot by Fabian Delph. Ben Turner gets a block in.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
The second half has started.
Clearance made by Craig Noone.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Free kick taken by Gary Medel.
Gary Medel fouled by Christian Benteke, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Fabian Delph.
Centre by Craig Noone.
The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.
Nathan Baker takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Noone.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Magnus Wolff Eikrem on for Jordon Mutch.
Header at goal by Kenwyne Jones misses to the right.
Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.
Nathan Baker makes a clearance.
Centre by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Fabian Delph fouled by Fraizer Campbell, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Craig Noone.
The referee blows for offside.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by Christian Benteke. David Marshall blocks the ball.
Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Ryan Bertrand.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett.
Declan John makes a clearance.
Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Albrighton.
Craig Noone takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.
Shot by Fraizer Campbell. Bradley Guzan fumbles the ball.
Clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Kenwyne Jones.
Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross.
Short corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
Ryan Bertrand manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Fabian Delph takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Nathan Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell.
Header at goal by Nathan Baker misses to the right.
Clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jordon Mutch on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
Declan John produces a cross.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Bluebirds dealt Bellamy blow
Cardiff face being without Craig Bellamy for a critical period of their battle for Premier League survival, starting with Tuesday night's clash with Aston Villa, after the striker was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.
Bellamy clashed with Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman in Saturday's south Wales derby, appearing to catch the Dutchman with his arm as he ran past him during the second half of Cardiff's 3-0 defeat.
The incident was not seen by referee Andre Marriner and his fellow officials, and an FA statement read: "Cardiff City's Craig Bellamy has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video."
Bellamy has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge. Should the former Wales striker choose to accept it he will face a three-match ban and miss home Premier League meetings with Villa and Hull, either side of this weekend's FA Cup clash with Wigan.
Cardiff sit 19th in the table and, with an inferior goal difference to the sides above them, are effectively four points from safety ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Villans.
The Bluebirds need to get back on track against Villa, with or without Bellamy, or face the prospect of being cut off at the foot of the table.
Solskjaer is confident his men can do so, but acknowledged their derby nightmare had seen their hopes of avoiding the drop take a sizeable backward step.
He said: "We have two home games next and we have targeted them to get some points. We are striving for continued improvement, to develop the team and you saw signs of the team developing at Manchester City and Manchester United.
"I was pleased with the way we managed those games. The Swansea game was a step back, maybe even two steps back, in terms of the result and the way we played. We let them have too much possession and we need to bounce back and start again. That is the only way in football."
Villa boss Paul Lambert remains confident his side will avoid the drop, as they did last year, despite the dismal display against West Ham at the weekend, which saw the Midlands club suffer a 2-0 defeat in front of their home fans.
"There are two ways to look at it - (the situation) will either take you under, or you thrive on the challenge," said Lambert.
"It's the same as last year. You either meet it head-on or it takes you under.
"We came through last year when we were in a worse position than now, so we will come through this one.
"If you look at it everybody is capable of beating everybody else, with one win taking you up the table, one defeat dropping you down. That is the way it is at the moment."
The one downside for Lambert in visiting Cardiff is that close friend and fellow Scot Malky Mackay is no longer in charge after he was sacked just after Christmas.
Despite getting Cardiff promoted to the top flight last summer, Mackay found himself at the mercy of controversial owner Vincent Tan.
"I've spoken to him, but it's not something where I've sat and asked 'What happened?'," said Lambert.
"The job he did was excellent, getting promoted, which is never an easy thing to do, and he had the crowd right behind him.
"But football is a strange game at times.
"It's still going to be a really good atmosphere, and whether Malky was in charge or not, it was always going to be a hard game."
Lambert has doubts over defenders Ryan Bertrand (ribs) and Ron Vlaar (hamstring).
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
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