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Filip Kiss has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Kevin McNaughton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jay McEveley, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Robert Earnshaw from 12 yards. Save made by Luke Steele.
Ricardo Vaz Te gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 5-3 Barnsley.Assist on the goal came from Craig Davies.
Jacob Butterfield produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jacob Butterfield, Jimmy McNulty finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cardiff 5-2 Barnsley.Jacob Butterfield provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Jacob Butterfield. Free kick taken by Don Cowie.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Robert Earnshaw coming on for Stephen McPhail.
Joe Mason takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Mason. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.
Goal scored by Aron Gunnarsson from close in low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 5-1 Barnsley.Andrew Taylor provided the assist for the goal.
Jacob Butterfield fouled by Filip Kiss, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Foster.
Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
Filip Kiss replaces Craig Conway.
Craig Davies fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Doyle takes the free kick.
Don Cowie gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 4-1 Barnsley.The assist for the goal came from Joe Mason.
Joe Mason takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield.
Ben Turner takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Craig Conway takes a short corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Drinkwater on Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Stephen Foster.
David Marshall receives a caution. Andy Gray shown a yellow card. Ricardo Vaz Te restarts play with the free kick. Daniel Drinkwater produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Scott Wiseman challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Joe Mason makes a clearance. Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Peter Whittingham gets a block in.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Jay McEveley.
Short corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.
Don Cowie takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Short corner worked by Don Cowie.
Jay McEveley comes on in place of Rob Edwards. Ricardo Vaz Te on for David Perkins. Craig Davies replaces Jim O'Brien.
Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Short corner worked by Peter Whittingham.
The official flags Joe Mason offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Foster.
Goal scored by Aron Gunnarsson from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-1 Barnsley.Peter Whittingham provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Mark Hudson. Daniel Drinkwater scores a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-1 Barnsley.Assist by Andy Gray.
Foul by Rob Edwards on Joe Mason, free kick awarded. The referee shows Rob Edwards a yellow card. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham, save made by Luke Steele. Joe Mason scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Barnsley.The assist for the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
The official flags Andy Gray offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail. Kenny Miller goes off and Joe Mason comes on. Peter Whittingham produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Jim O'Brien manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Jimmy McNulty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Kenny Miller is caught offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Jimmy McNulty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
The referee blows for offside against Jim O'Brien. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Rob Edwards.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Edwards on Craig Conway. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Kenny Miller gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Barnsley.Don Cowie provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kenny Miller, save made by Luke Steele.
Scott Wiseman has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ben Turner takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
Close range effort by Aron Gunnarsson clears the crossbar.
Jim O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Andrew Taylor takes the direct free kick.
David Perkins fouled by Kevin McNaughton, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
Miller boost for Bluebirds
Kenny Miller is likely to return for Cardiff ahead of their Championship clash against Barnsley.
The striker looks set to recover from a groin problem that saw him miss Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifiers as well as Cardiff's last two matches.
However, fellow frontman Rudy Gestede is out having been substituted with a hamstring injury in the 4-3 defeat to Peterborough on Tuesday.
Manager Malky Mackay will also be looking to resolve problems in defence having leaked six goals in the last two matches.
Centre-back Ben Turner, who has returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a knee injury, played both matches and may be rested.
Cardiff are looking to rediscover their early-season form having only won once in their last six league matches.
Barnsley manager Keith Hill must decide whether to retain striker Craig Davies in his starting line-up.
Davies made his first start since August in the midweek win over Burnley after recovering from a groin injury but Hill admitted the summer signing from Chesterfield is not fully match fit.
Davies was replaced by Ricardo Vaz Te midway through the second half on Tuesday night and Hill must decide who to play alongside Andy Gray.
Defenders Bobby Hassell (groin) and Jay McEveley (unspecified) remain doubtful after missing out against Burnley while winger Matty Done and striker Danny Haynes are not yet ready to return following their respective hamstring injuries.
Midfielders David Perkins (hamstring), Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) and Goran Lovre (knee) all remain sidelined as the Tykes chase their third win in four league matches.
Bluebirds back to winning ways
Cardiff withstood a spirited late Barnsley fightback to end their three-game winless run courtesy of a 5-3 victory.
The Bluebirds had slumped to mid-table in the npower Championship after picking up just one point from the last nine on offer, but the returning Kenny Miller gave them a 10th-minute lead.
The Scotland international went off injured shortly after, but his replacement Joe Mason doubled Cardiff's lead.
Daniel Drinkwater's free-kick took a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall and give Barnsley a lifeline, but Aron Gunnarsson almost immediately restored the hosts' two-goal cushion before half-time.
Drinkwater struck the bar shortly after the interval as the Tykes refused to lie down, but Don Cowie and Gunnarsson's second of the match looked to have given Cardiff an emphatic win.
However, Jimmy McNulty and Ricardo Vaz Te scored for the visitors to ensure a nervy finale, but Cardiff's defence held firm.
The out-of-form hosts started strongly, with Gunnarsson, who scored in the 4-3 defeat to Peterborough in midweek, striking over from close range following Craig Conway's centre.
Their early pressure eventually told, though, as Miller marked his return to the side with a goal in the 10th minute.
The Scot had missed the Bluebirds' last two matches due to a groin injury, but he slotted home from Cowie's pass.
Miller nearly doubled his side's lead but his bullet header from Peter Whittingham's right-wing corner was magnificently tipped over by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele.
The Scotland international's comeback was prematurely ended soon after, however, when he suffered a gash to the head and was replaced by Mason in the 29th minute.
If Barnsley thought that would help their cause they were mistaken as the substitute doubled Cardiff's lead five minutes later.
After Rob Edwards had fouled Mason on the edge of Barnsley's penalty area, Whittingham's free-kick was parried into the path of the 20-year-old, who tapped in.
The hosts were well on their way to ending their winless run yet they were pegged back less than two minutes later when Drinkwater's long-range free-kick took a deflection past Marshall.
It was the Tykes first sniff at goal but they barely had chance to draw breath before Gunnarsson restored Cardiff's two-goal advantage seven minutes before the interval.
Whittingham's cross-field pass found the Iceland midfielder and he fired a 20-yard drive into the bottom-right corner and past a helpless Steele.
Keith Hill made a triple substitution at the beginning of the second half, with Craig Davies, Vaz Te and Jay McEveley replacing Jim O'Brien, David Perkins and Rob Edwards in an effort to re-invigorate Barnsley.
Cardiff defender Mark Hudson was penalised for a backpass with Barnsley were given a free-kick on the six-yard line, but Drinkwater's powerful strike rattled the bar.
Instead, Cowie extended Cardiff's lead on the hour mark when he latched on to Mason's through-ball before rounding Steele.
Gunnarsson added a fifth from close range after collecting Andrew Taylor's pass in the 71st minute.
But there was still life in Barnsley and McNulty headed home from Jacob Butterfield's right-wing cross in the 82nd minute and Vaz Te narrowed the deficit even further when he fired home from Davies' lay-off four minutes later.
The fightback proved too little, too late, though, as Cardiff took the points.
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