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  • Date:31 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:27,344
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

92:38 +2.38

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

91:14 +1.14

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

90:25 +0.25

Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu.

88:56

Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

88:40

Jordon Mutch is brought on as a substitute for Gary Medel.

87:43

Clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

87:05

Gerard Deulofeu produces a cross.

86:17

Gerard Deulofeu takes a shot. David Marshall catches the ball.

85:35

The ball is delivered by Nicky Maynard.

85:03

Gerard Deulofeu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Mirallas.

82:26

Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

81:13

Leighton Baines takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

78:34

Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.

78:07

Don Cowie is brought on as a substitute for Craig Bellamy.

74:19

Centre by Kevin Mirallas.

73:00

Centre by Leighton Baines.

72:33

Leon Osman takes the free kick.

71:46

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

70:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

69:05

The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham.

68:54

Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.

67:38

Nikica Jelavic leaves the field to be replaced by Arouna Kone.

66:49

Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

66:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Mirallas by Ben Turner.

65:07

Clearance by Seamus Coleman.

64:20

Ross Barkley fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

63:20

Unfair challenge on Ross Barkley by Bo-Kyung Kim results in a free kick.

62:09

Kevin Mirallas has an effort at goal. David Marshall makes a block.

61:45

Ross Barkley takes a weak shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

61:24

Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

61:20

Peter Whittingham sends in a cross.

61:01

Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

60:17

The offside flag is raised against Craig Bellamy.

59:23

The ball is delivered by Steven Pienaar.

58:56

Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.

56:35

Clearance made by Nikica Jelavic.

55:21

Craig Bellamy has an effort direct from the free kick. Tim Howard safely holds on.

54:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Marouane Fellaini.

51:07

Shot by Nikica Jelavic missed to the left of the net.

50:27

The offside flag is raised against Craig Bellamy.

49:27

Sylvain Distin is caught offside.

48:40

Matthew Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar.

48:09

A cross is delivered by Bo-Kyung Kim.

47:49

Ross Barkley has an effort at goal. Peter Whittingham gets a block in.

47:32

Clearance made by Seamus Coleman.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.

46:52 +1.52

Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

46:33 +1.33

Nikica Jelavic gets a header at goal. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.

46:32

Shot by Matthew Connolly missed to the left of goal.

46:15 +1.15

Seamus Coleman crosses the ball.

45:33

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

44:22

Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham.

43:53

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell.

41:43

Seamus Coleman takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

41:22

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

40:15

A cross is delivered by Steven Pienaar.

38:44

The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines.

36:42

Unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Sylvain Distin results in a free kick.

34:39

Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

33:57

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

32:02

Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Turner.

30:52

The referee blows for offside.

28:52

Header by Kevin Mirallas misses right.

25:36

Steven Pienaar delivers the ball.

25:25

Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.

24:12

Header at goal by Kevin Mirallas goes over the frame of the goal.

24:10

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23:39

Gary Medel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic.

22:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Fraizer Campbell.

17:51

Kevin Mirallas sends in a cross.

17:27

Kevin Mirallas decides to take the corner short.

16:42

Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

16:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Connolly on Steven Pienaar.

15:42

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

15:17

Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.

15:09

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line.

14:27

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.

11:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Sylvain Distin.

10:13

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

9:49

Ross Barkley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

8:30

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

8:29

Shot by Peter Whittingham cleared the net.

7:56

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Connolly.

5:59

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

5:54

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

5:22

Nikica Jelavic is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

3:54

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

3:53

David Marshall takes the free kick.

3:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Mirallas on Andrew Taylor.

3:29

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

3:28

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:14

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

2:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Mirallas by Matthew Connolly.

2:15

Leon Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson.

2:03

Craig Bellamy manages to make a clearance.

0:99

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

0:29

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Transfer talk 'not a distraction' Cardiff manager Malky Mackay does not believe speculation over the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines will be a distraction for Saturday's visitors Everton. Manchester United are pursuing the Toffees duo, and are thought to be set to launch another bid to reunite them with former Goodison Park boss David Moyes. With just a few days of the transfer window remaining, and a quick resolution needed as to whether Fellaini or Baines leave or not, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez will take his side to Cardiff City Stadium looking for their first win under his stewardship. But Mackay does not believe the former Swansea manager, who can expect a hostile reception from the Bluebirds' faithful, will have been distracted by the furore over two of his key players. He said: "I think every club at the moment is getting used to speculation around its players. "We've had a lot of it concerning players we want to bring in. "But I know Roberto Martinez really well and he will be totally professional and have his team focused on the game. "There has been a lot of speculation surrounding his players, but I'm sure the professionalism of Roberto, his players and his coaching staff will mean all focus will be on us and not what surrounds his football club." Cardiff, who will be without injured striker Andreas Cornelius, face the Merseysiders on the back of their stunning 3-2 triumph over Manchester City. The win ranks as arguably the most famous in the club's history, but Mackay and defender Matthew Connolly both know they must move on and refocus. The former said: "It was a major shock for us to beat Manchester City, but it gives us belief that we can compete at this level. "We realise what a tough game Everton will be, we know it wasn't a one-off cup final last week, it is part of a whole season and my focus is on consistency." Full-back Connolly added: "We have got to look at the larger picture and it is time to move on now. "I haven't seen much about Everton. We know they are a good team and it will be a really tough, physical game. "We are not going to play like we did against Manchester City every week, even though we will try our best. "But when you go up, if you get a result against any of the top four or six teams you have got to see it as a bonus, as the main thing is to beat the teams around you." Martinez knows he is guaranteed a welcome in Wales - but he is not convinced it will be a good one. The Everton boss spent three years as a player and then his first two in management at Swansea, where he made a huge impression before moving on to Wigan and then, this summer, Goodison Park. That spell at the Liberty Stadium marks him out for attention from the Cardiff supporters when Everton head south. And the 40-year-old is not convinced it will be friendly. "I had a really good time in south Wales," he said. "I will get a welcome - I'm just not sure what it will be." Everton have stuttered as they adjust to Martinez's demand for his team to persevere with a passing game at all times. Saturday's goalless draw with West Brom was met with grumbles by some supporters, who argued the Toffeemen were passing the ball for the sake of it, a complaint often heard at Wigan down the years. Martinez will not be swayed, though. And he insists there are plenty of positive signs to pick out. "I have been really impressed in the way we have been so stubborn in terms of what we are trying to do," he said. "That is a difficult strength to show when you are trying to impose change or do things differently. "We have been creating a lot of chances but at the moment we need too many to score goals. Now we need to focus on the final third." Darron Gibson (knee) and Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) have returned to training for Everton but are not expected to be involved.

Formation:451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

  • David Marshall
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ben Turner
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Bo-Kyung Kim
  • Gary Medel
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Mark Hudson
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Craig Noone
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Don Cowie
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Joe Lewis

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LW
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Everton
  • DD

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 8 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 28/04/1962
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 09/12/1961
  • Everton
  • 5 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 15/04/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 12/11/1960
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 13/04/1957
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 01/12/1956

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 2
  • AE Gunnarsson 1

Everton

  • S Coleman 1
  • R Barkley 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Everton

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

possession


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