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The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenny Miller. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Filip Kiss on Jonathan Williams, free kick awarded. Filip Kiss booked for unsporting behaviour. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Moxey on Kevin McNaughton. Caution for Dean Moxey. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Dean Moxey goes over the crossbar.
Foul by Filip Kiss on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Miller. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Mason joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Conway.
Jermaine Easter concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Steffen Iversen replaces David Wright. The assist for the goal came from Kevin McNaughton. Peter Whittingham scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Crystal Palace.
Filip Kiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Joe Ralls replaces Aron Gunnarsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Filip Kiss. Sean Scannell goes off and Jermaine Easter comes on. Free kick crossed right-footed by Don Cowie, clearance by David Wright.
Jonathan Williams takes a shot. Peter Whittingham gets a block in.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Williams coming on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.
The assist for the goal came from Kevin McNaughton. Kenny Miller grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Crystal Palace.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
Filip Kiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Sean Scannell.
Effort on goal by Andrew Taylor from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The referee penalises Glenn Murray for handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Turner. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Effort on goal by Craig Conway from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Nathaniel Clyne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Kevin McNaughton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Craig Conway takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Foul by Craig Conway on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. David Wright takes the direct free kick.
Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Glenn Murray from outside the box goes over the net.
Wilfried Zaha has a drilled shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Kagisho Dikgacoi has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Filip Kiss goes wide left of the target.
The referee penalises Filip Kiss for handball. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
Unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gardner. Sean Scannell takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Tom Heaton.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.
Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Don Cowie, save made by Julian Speroni.
Corner from right by-line taken by Sean Scannell.
Kenny Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Zaha on Craig Conway. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sean Scannell, Tom Heaton makes a save.
The official flags Kenny Miller offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. Sean Scannell takes the outswinging corner, Dean Moxey takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Kagisho Dikgacoi. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell from right channel, save made by Tom Heaton.
Headed effort from close range by Kenny Miller goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Don Cowie. Kagisho Dikgacoi takes the direct free kick.
Bluebirds wait on Marshall
Cardiff hope to be able to call on goalkeeper David Marshall for their home clash with Crystal Palace.
The Bluebirds stopper was substituted at half-time in the 3-0 victory at Derby on Wednesday night, after he complained of feeling unwell.
But manager Malky Mackay should be able to restore the 26-year-old in-between the sticks as Cardiff look to extend their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions.
Striker Rudy Gestede will continue to miss out because of a hamstring injury but Kenny Miller returned to the starting line-up at Pride Park sporting a protective headband, and he is expected to keep his place.
The Scottish forward required 20 stitches to a head injury sustained in the 5-3 win over Barnsley on October 22.
Mile Jedinak should return to the Crystal Palace squad for the trip.
The Australia midfielder was rested for Tuesday night's goalless draw against Portsmouth as he became a father the night before.
Winger Sean Scannell and midfielder Jonathan Williams will also be pushing for recalls should boss Dougie Freedman opt to rotate his squad.
However, there will be no changes in defence with Palace having kept an impressive six consecutive clean sheets.
Owen Garvan is fit after a knee injury but has not managed to break into the squad recently, fellow midfielder Alex Marrow is still on the sidelines with an ankle problem and full-back Lee Hills is recovering from a long-term knee injury.
Bluebirds on the march
Second-half strikes from Kenny Miller and Peter Whittingham helped Cardiff move up to third in the npower Championship with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Eagles came into the clash having not conceded in their last six matches but a powerful drive from Miller and Whittingham's free-kick gave Cardiff the spoils.
Palace may feel aggrieved not to have come away from south Wales without at least a point as they defended stoutly at times but they failed to create any clear-cut opportunities.
Whittingham rattled the bar in the first half, while Miller forced a fine save from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni when clean through on goal shortly before he opened the scoring.
Those misses mattered little, though, once Miller and Whittingham found the back of the net as Cardiff extended their unbeaten run to five games to ensure their promotion push gathers momentum.
They were forced to make one change from the side that beat Derby in midweek as Tom Heaton made his first league start of the season by replacing the ill David Marshall in goal.
Mile Jedinak returned to Palace's line-up after being rested for the goalless draw with Portsmouth on Tuesday, while Sean Scannell was recalled, with Jonathan Parr and Darren Ambrose dropping out respectively.
The visitors had not conceded in a remarkable 550 minutes of action but they nearly fell behind after less than three minutes this afternoon when Miller's glancing header from Craig Conway's left-wing cross went narrowly wide.
At the other end, Scannell's fierce 20-yard drive was turned over by Heaton, who held on to Dean Moxey's header from the resulting corner.
The Eagles continued to grow in stature as the half wore on but Cardiff had the best chance when Whittingham's 25-yard strike cannoned off the bar.
The two sides continued to try their luck from distance before the interval but Heaton and Palace shotstopper Speroni were never in danger of having their goal breached.
Conway blazed over from a decent position at the beginning of the second half but defences continued to dominate.
The game looked to be petering out into a stalemate but from out of nowhere, Speroni had to be at his best to deny Miller, who had broke through on goal.
That jolted the home support into action and Whittingham struck wide from just outside the area moments later as Cardiff continued to apply considerable pressure.
And it came as no surprise when Miller fired them into the lead after 67 minutes.
Kevin McNaughton's pass from the right by-line was knocked down by Filip Kiss for Miller, who blasted low past Speroni.
It was the first goal Palace had conceded since John Carew had given West Ham a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park on October 1.
And it took just another 11 minutes for their defences to be breached once again.
After Jermaine Easter had fouled McNaughton on the edge of the area, Whittingham's free-kick found the top corner of the net to settle matters.
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