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Clearance by Scott Dann.
The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal. David Marshall blocks the ball.
Chance falls to Andrew Taylor who heads at goal. Julian Speroni safely holds on.
Clearance by Andrew Taylor.
Scott Dann crosses the ball.
Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Julian Speroni catches the ball.
Clearance by Joel Ward.
Jason Puncheon scores with a left foot finish. Cardiff 0-3 Crystal Palace.Adrian Mariappa provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine by Glenn Murray.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Craig Noone.
Glenn Murray replaces Cameron Jerome.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine crosses the ball.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
Ben Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Delaney.
Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Parr replaces Joe Ledley.
Kenwyne Jones goes off and Don Cowie comes on.
Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Joe Ledley results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Craig Bellamy.
Craig Bellamy replaces Mats Daehli.
Joe Ledley scores a right footed goal. Cardiff 0-2 Crystal Palace.
Marouane Chamakh heads at goal. David Marshall fumbles the ball.
The referee cautions Gary Medel for unsporting behaviour.
Gary Medel challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine makes a clearance.
Jason Puncheon takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jason Puncheon by Ben Turner results in a free kick.
Clearance by Mile Jedinak.
Marouane Chamakh challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header at goal by Kenwyne Jones. Julian Speroni fumbles the ball.
Craig Noone sends in a cross.
Clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
Yannick Bolasie goes off and Marouane Chamakh comes on.
Shot by Craig Noone. Blocked by Scott Dann.
Foul by Joe Ledley on Kenwyne Jones, free kick awarded.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Craig Noone coming on for Wilfried Zaha.
A cross is delivered by Ben Turner.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Taylor.
Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. David Marshall makes a block.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Blocked by Mile Jedinak.
Cameron Jerome has an effort at goal. Steven Caulker gets a block in.
Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Adrian Mariappa.
Foul by Cameron Jerome on Gary Medel, free kick awarded.
Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.
Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
Corner from the taken by Andrew Taylor.
The referee gets the second half started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch.
Clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Foul by Fraizer Campbell on Scott Dann, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Scott Dann.
Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Joel Ward.
Ben Turner makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordon Mutch.
The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor.
Gary Medel makes a clearance.
Booking for Joel Ward.
Gary Medel takes the free kick.
Cameron Jerome challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Cameron Jerome challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine manages to make a clearance.
Jason Puncheon grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Cardiff 0-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Joe Ledley.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenwyne Jones.
Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line.
Chance falls to Fraizer Campbell who heads at goal. Julian Speroni parries the effort to safety.
Jordon Mutch delivers the ball.
Gary Medel fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Gary Medel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Kenwyne Jones.
The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.
The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Wilfried Zaha.
Clearance by Ben Turner.
Clearance by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Mile Jedinak takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.
The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the left by-line.
Damien Delaney takes the free kick.
Gary Medel handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jordon Mutch.
The match begins.
Solskjaer backs Zaha to keep focus
Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes loan signing Wilfried Zaha will not be ruffled by speculation linking him with a return to his former club Crystal Palace.
Cardiff host Palace on Saturday in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle, and Solskjaer has questioned the timing of this week's reports regarding Zaha, who moved to Wales from Manchester United in January.
"We have had Wilfried coming on (against West Brom last Saturday), making an impact and - surprise, surprise - Palace want to sign him this week," Solskjaer said.
"I would like to sign him if we can. Wilf is a good player, but I don't think he is being drawn into this situation where it is suddenly brought up that his former club want to sign him just as he faced his old team. Palace is his past."
Cardiff are currently three points adrift of 17th place and safety with just six games left.
Defeat against Palace, currently 16th, would effectively leave them with one foot in the Championship, although they are fresh from salvaging a point at West Brom six days ago through an injury-time equaliser.
"We see it as an opportunity for us to claw our way back in on Palace," Solskjaer added.
"I don't go into a game worrying - there are enough worries in life - but, of course, it is an important game.
"We are running out of games. We have to go out there and give it a go and do what we can to get those three points.
"It's important to go into the game with the right temperament and the right excitement and anxiety levels. A cup final is a chance to win something, and this, for us, is a chance to get back into it.
"The end of the game last week I hope was a turning point. It was key. To be down like that and come back gave us a massive boost.
"This is the biggest (game) for me as Cardiff manager. I always prepare the same. This is the main game now. It's very exciting."
Cardiff have scored three goals in each of their last two home games - beating Fulham before losing against title-chasing Liverpool - but Solskjaer knows Saturday's clash is likely to be a cagey affair, especially given the high stakes.
"If we score three against Palace I will be very surprised," he said. "They defend with their lives and put their bodies on the line. Palace won't give us any easy ride anywhere on the pitch."
Solskjaer, meanwhile, confirmed that Craig Noone is fit for selection this weekend after missing the last three games because of a groin injury.
Palace boss Pulis has fond memories of watching Cardiff as a child but will not go easy on the Bluebirds this weekend.
Palace are five points clear of their hosts after a 1-0 win over Chelsea and will all but seal a second successive Barclays Premier League campaign if they follow that up with a victory in the Welsh capital.
Pulis, who replaced Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park in November, has taken the Eagles from the bottom of the league and now looks like keeping them afloat while one of his boyhood favourites continue to tread water.
"I watched Cardiff when I was a young boy and I also watched Newport when I could," he said.
"If I didn't have games on a Saturday, if I wasn't playing for the YMCA then we would jump on a train and if we could we would get to Cardiff.
"That was when (John) Toshack was playing, (Ian) Gibson was in midfield, and they had a very, very good team.
"My dad took me to watch Cardiff on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening when they played Real Madrid when there were 50,000 people in the stadium."
With Pulis' long-standing connection to the club, the 56-year-old does not want to see Cardiff drop out of the top flight but insists there will be no favours from his players.
When asked if he wanted to see Cardiff go down, Pulis said: "Not at all.
"It was wonderful to see Cardiff get promoted to join Swansea, I was disappointed that Wrexham didn't get promoted into the league but it was lovely to see my home-town club (Newport County) get promoted back.
"Last year was a really good year for Welsh football and I want it to thrive, it is important for the nation that sport in Wales thrives.
"It is a fantastic club and a great city. I hope, along with us, that they stay in the Premier League but there will be nothing given from us on Saturday."
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