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Effort from inside the area by Jay Bothroyd misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieron Cadogan on Kevin McNaughton. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Kieron Cadogan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kieran Djilali.
Darcy Blake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Counago. Edgar Davids takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Jay Bothroyd. Alex Marrow receives a caution. Peter Whittingham fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Pablo Counago gets a block in. Pablo Counago is caught offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana by Pablo Counago results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Owen Garvan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by Darcy Blake results in a free kick. Lee Naylor leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Quinn. Direct free kick taken by Owen Garvan.
Wilfried Zaha is ruled offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
Darcy Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Edgar Davids takes the free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Alex Marrow gets a block in.
Patrick McCarthy is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jason Koumas from left wing, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy.
Andy Dorman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Jay Bothroyd restarts play with the free kick.
Owen Garvan fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Edgar Davids.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Chris Burke. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by Darcy Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Counago. Effort on goal by Andy Dorman from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Naylor. Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Pablo Counago concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham. Kevin McNaughton restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Dorman. Jay Bothroyd booked for dissent. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Shot by Wilfried Zaha from 18 yards. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Pablo Counago. Free kick taken by Edgar Davids.
Owen Garvan decides to take a short corner. Owen Garvan sends in a cross, Pablo Counago takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
Pablo Counago is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Kevin McNaughton. Edgar Davids restarts play with the free kick. Caution for Chris Burke. Julian Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Owen Garvan from the left by-line, save made by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Jason Koumas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dorman.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, save by Julian Speroni.
Kieran Djilali is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Edgar Davids fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Marrow restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Andrew Keogh on Alex Marrow, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Edgar Davids concedes a free kick for a foul on Seyi Olofinjana. Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.
Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Djilali. Edgar Davids restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Owen Garvan restarts play with the free kick. Long range effort by Edgar Davids goes wide right of the target.
Chris Burke is caught offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Owen Garvan takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
Mark Hudson takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.
Lee Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
The referee blows for offside. Darcy Blake restarts play with the free kick. Andrew Keogh fouled by Andy Dorman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seyi Olofinjana.
Kieran Djilali has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort from just outside the area by Kevin McNaughton goes over the target. Neil Danns goes off and Andy Dorman comes on.
Julian Bennett replaces Claude Davis.
Chris Burke takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan, save made by Tom Heaton.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Naylor.
Pablo Counago is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Claude Davis results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick, comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
Pablo Counago concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hudson. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by Mark Hudson. Neil Danns restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
King set for full debut
Cardiff boss Dave Jones is again likely to be without Craig Bellamy for the home clash against Crystal Palace, although Seyi Olofinjana stands a marginally better chance of being involved.
The former Southampton manager is desperately looking to get the key duo back in action, but knows he cannot rush their rehabilitation and may well be forced to see them make a full return after the international break, which follows Saturday`s trip to Barnsley.
Bellamy has been sidelined for the past three weeks with a troublesome knee injury, while influential midfielder Olofinjana has been missing for a fortnight with a thigh problem.
That may mean the pair`s return coincides with that of Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Michael Chopra (ankle), who are both targeting the Severnside derby against Bristol City on October 16 to make their comebacks.
Jones must decide whether to keep faith with Tom Heaton after he made his first league start of the season in Saturday`s last-gasp 2-1 win over Millwall, demoting David Marshall to the bench.
Marlon King is likely to make his first start for the Sky Blues.
The striker made an impressive contribution when he came off the bench to make his debut in Saturday`s 2-1 reverse to Preston, inspiring a fightback which came close to snatching a deserved share of the spoils.
After the game, manager Aidy Boothroyd said: "He (Marlon) has given himself a good chance of starting on Tuesday. He's focused and very much looking forward to playing a key part in what we are doing here."
The Sky Blues boss may opt to make make or two changes elsewhere following Saturday`s defeat, although he was anything but disappointed with his side`s efforts as they dominated North End only to be thwarted by keeper Andy Lonergan.
Gary McSheffrey, Danny Ward, David Bell and Michael McIndoe are all pushing for starts, but the likes of Freddy Eastwood (knee), James McPake (shin) and Gary Deegan (ankle) remain in the stands.
City frustrated as Eagles stop the away-day rot
Crystal Palace held high-flying Cardiff to a goalless draw to claim their first away point of the season in a lacklustre npower Championship encounter.
George Burley's side held the worst away record in all four English leagues going into the clash having lost all four games on their travels and conceded 12 goals in the process without scoring.
But they now have at least one away point to their name, and they were most likely to take all three against a poor Cardiff side who are desperately struggling without the services of the injured Craig Bellamy, Michael Chopra and Danny Drinkwater.
A drab first half passed by with just a single opening of note at either end, Eagles keeper Julian Speroni denying Chris Burke when through on goal and counterpart Tom Heaton saving well from Owen Garvan's header.
The goalmouth action picked up slightly after the restart and it was the struggling visitors who came closest to breaking the deadlock when Pablo Counago saw his goalbound header superbly kept out by Heaton, who had earlier denied Julian Bennett.
Despite the welcome point, it was not enough to prevent Palace from slipping into the bottom three due to results elsewhere.
Cardiff welcomed back the influential Seyi Olofinjana in midfield after injury, with Jason Koumas also stepping in to supposedly add more attacking flair after Saturday's mediocre performance in securing a 2-1 win over 10-man Millwall.
Palace boss Burley made just one change from the side hammered 5-0 at Derby, striker Counago coming in for the suspended James Vaughan.
Both sides had points to prove following disappointing displays just three days ago.
And the first clear chance of the encounter went Cardiff's way after 14 minutes but Speroni spread himself well to deny Burke who found himself clear after latching onto Heaton's long ball.
Burley, who will have been pleased with his side's attacking approach play throughout, was twice forced to shuffle his line-up inside the opening quarter having lost both Claude Davis and Neil Danns to injury.
The Londoners' first clear-cut opening came just before the half-hour mark, Garvan's header forcing a neat save from Heaton.
And that proved to be the last real opening of a low-key first half in which the visitors just about shaded possession.
Heaton was called upon to turn substitute Bennett's effort around a post as Palace made the running at the start of the second half.
The City stopper was soon called upon for a second time, producing a great save to keep out Counago's header in what was the away side's best chance of the game.
Cardiff were struggling more and more to get a grip on proceedings as the encounter wore on while goalscoring opportunities were very much at a premium over the remaining 30 minutes.
But it was Crystal Palace who looked most likely to take all three points, and it was they who would have been happier with just the one come full-time.
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