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The referee blows for offside against Peter Whittingham. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
The ball is sent over by Tyrone Mears, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Darcy Blake fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Seyi Olofinjana results in a free kick. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
Graham Alexander on for Dean Marney. Chris Eagles takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Craig Bellamy delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Clarke Carlisle. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Chris Eagles from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Steven Thompson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-1 Burnley.Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, assist by Ross Wallace.
Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Eagles. Free kick taken by Tyrone Mears.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles, blocked by Seyi Olofinjana.
Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
Chris Burke leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Koumas.
Daniel Fox takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Kevin McNaughton results in a free kick. Chris Eagles restarts play with the free kick.
Darcy Blake delivers the ball, Michael Duff makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Tyrone Mears, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.
Steven Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Rodriguez.
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd.
The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Booking for Daniel Fox for unsporting behaviour. The referee gives a free kick against Daniel Fox for handball. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Wallace, clearance by Mark Hudson.
The ball is crossed by Tyrone Mears, Darcy Blake manages to make a clearance.
Jack Cork fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Craig Bellamy coming on for Michael Chopra. Darcy Blake on for Paul Quinn. Charlie Austin on for Chris Iwelumo. The referee penalises Chris Eagles for handball. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, clearance made by Aaron Ramsey.
Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Dekel Keinan, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Ross Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Jay Bothroyd crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Duff.
Centre by Chris Burke, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.
Michael Chopra is ruled offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Dean Marney. Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace.
Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Daniel Fox, clearance by Mark Hudson.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post. Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jay Bothroyd gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
Michael Chopra finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Burnley.Jay Bothroyd provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Dekel Keinan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Michael Duff. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
Ross Wallace crosses the ball, save made by Tom Heaton.
Tyrone Mears sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by Kevin McNaughton, Daniel Fox makes a clearance.
The official flags Chris Iwelumo offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Burke crosses the ball, blocked by Daniel Fox.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Marney on Aaron Ramsey. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Michael Chopra. Shot comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, Seyi Olofinjana gets a block in.
Jay Bothroyd challenges Clarke Carlisle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Michael Chopra is ruled offside. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ross Wallace. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Tyrone Mears, Chris Eagles takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
The ball is crossed by Chris Eagles, clearance by Peter Whittingham.
Dean Marney is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Marney on Aaron Ramsey. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham, Dean Marney gets a block in.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Tyrone Mears produces a cross.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Burke goes over the crossbar.
Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Kevin McNaughton is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Kevin McNaughton. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.
Shot by Jack Cork from outside the box goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Mark Hudson. Strike comes in from Tyrone Mears from the free kick, blocked by Peter Whittingham.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke, clearance made by Michael Duff.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.
Jack Cork takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Centre by Ross Wallace.
Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Eagles. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
Tyrone Mears is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Michael Chopra takes a shot.
Jay Bothroyd decides to take the corner short. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, Jack Cork manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Daniel Fox.
Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Jay Rodriguez. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.
Cardiff welcome back Whittingham
Peter Whittingham is likely to be available for Cardiff's home clash against Burnley.
The midfielder missed Saturday's 1-0 victory over Scunthorpe with a dead leg but is set to return to the fold for what is City's game in hand over the majority of their promotion rivals.
Boss Dave Jones does not have any new injury concerns but may well rotate one or two to keep his side fresh for a demanding forthcoming schedule.
City's players reported for duty on Sunday with everyone okay barring the usual knocks and bruises, but that does not mean Jones will refrain from making changes.
Craig Bellamy is most likely to make way as the club continue to manage his long-standing knee injury effectively, with one eye on Saturday's massive clash at in-form promotion contenders Nottingham Forest.
All three substitutes against Scunthorpe - Chris Burke, Jason Koumas and Jon Parkin - played a positive role in securing the last-gasp triumph and may well have played themselves into contention.
Meanwhile, Burnley boss Eddie Howe will check on the fitness of striker Charlie Austin ahead of the trip.
The recent signing from Swindon missed Saturday's 3-1 victory at Watford because he was feeling unwell and was replaced in the starting line-up by Chris Iwelumo.
Iwelumo was on the scoresheet at Vicarage Road and Howe will be reluctant to make any changes for the clash with Dave Jones' side.
Clarets striker Martin Paterson could be out for the rest of the season following the recurrence of a thigh injury in the recent defeat at Doncaster.
Midfielder Chris McCann also remains sidelined for another fortnight after undergoing minor head surgery.
The 23-year-old Dubliner, who had been complaining of repeated migraines, has been released from hospital following the procedure.
Thompson denies Bluebirds
Steven Thompson stepped off the substitutes' bench to head a deserved late equaliser for Burnley in a 1-1 draw against his former club Cardiff at Cardiff City Stadium.
Clarets boss Howe, who has lost just one of his six games in charge, sent on Thompson in the 74th minute after seeing his in-form side create and miss numerous chances as they trailed to Michael Chopra's opener for Cardiff in first-half stoppage time.
And just as it looked as though Cardiff were going to hold on and climb to within three points of npower Championship leaders QPR, Thompson glanced home Ross Wallace's corner to finally haul the visitors level in the 83rd minute.
Cardiff extended their unbeaten league run to seven games since back-to-back defeats at the turn of the year, but played second fiddle for long periods to Burnley, who have climbed to within five points of the play-offs.
Cardiff could have been two goals ahead inside 13 minutes, but were denied first by the woodwork and then Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Chopra's seventh-minute shot from a central position on the edge of the penalty area hit the crossbar and Grant pulled off a fine save at full stretch to keep out Peter Whittingham's left-footed curler soon after.
Burnley responded with their first shot on target through Chris Eagles, but his 20-yard effort was comfortably held by Cardiff goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Clarets midfielder Jack Cork and Eagles again were both off target with long-range shots as Burnley wrestled back an equal share of possession.
Eagles was relishing his role in the visitors' midfield and forced Heaton into two more saves in quick succession with a 30-yard thunderbolt and then an angled drive from inside the area as Burnley dominated proceedings.
Another shot from Eagles was blocked by Cardiff defender Mark Hudson, but after spending long periods on the back foot, Cardiff snatched the lead just before the break.
Jay Bothroyd raced clear down the right and his excellent ball across the six-yard area was slammed home into the top corner by Chopra for his ninth goal of the season.
Burnley started the second half positively. Eagles had one effort blocked by Bothroyd and another held by Heaton, while Wallace flashed a 25-yard drive wide as the visitors chased an equaliser.
Charlie Austin stepped off the bench to make his third appearance for Burnley following his recent move from Swindon in place of Chris Iwelumo, while Chopra made way for Cardiff talisman Craig Bellamy.
Burnley boss Howe then sent on Thompson for Jay Rodriguez in the 74th minute in a bid to force an elusive equaliser.
Cardiff soaked up the pressure and broke out to create another golden chance, Bothroyd pouncing in the area to force Grant into a fine save from close range.
But the Clarets were not to be denied and finally got back on level terms in the 83rd minute when Thompson reacted quickest to Wallace's near-post corner to send a glancing header beyond Heaton into the bottom corner.
Eagles lashed a 30-yard shot over the crossbar soon after the restart but both sides settled for a point.
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