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  • Date:08 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:26,796
  • Caulker (45) Caulker (66) Sascha Riether - og (70)
  • Holtby (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93:10 +3.10

Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.

92:59 +2.59

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic.

91:59 +1.59

Centre by Kieran Richardson.

91:10 +1.10

A cross is delivered by Craig Noone.

90:25 +0.25

Clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

89:52

Kevin Theophile-Catherine on for Ben Turner.

88:32

Darren Bent takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall makes a block.

87:12

Bo-Kyung Kim has an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg makes a block.

86:57

Clearance by Jordon Mutch.

83:03

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

82:25

David Marshall takes the free kick.

81:53

Steve Sidwell is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

80:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caulker by Konstantinos Mitroglou.

80:06

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Magnus Wolff Eikrem coming on for Gary Medel.

78:02

Foul by Jordon Mutch on Lewis Holtby, free kick awarded.

77:38

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

77:20

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.

76:08

Konstantinos Mitroglou takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.

75:45

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

75:41

Header by Konstantinos Mitroglou misses left.

75:37

A cross is delivered by Giorgos Karagounis.

75:29

Corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis from the left by-line.

75:16

Darren Bent is brought on as a substitute for Cauley Woodrow.

74:29

The ball is delivered by Kieran Richardson.

73:44

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

71:47

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Mats Daehli coming on for Fraizer Campbell.

70:38

Centre by Craig Noone.

68:55

Cauley Woodrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Bo-Kyung Kim.

66:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordon Mutch.

65:52

Craig Noone takes a short corner.

64:52

Gary Medel takes the free kick.

64:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Richardson on Craig Noone.

63:33

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

63:06

Clearance made by Sascha Riether.

62:29

Jordon Mutch fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick.

58:55

Lewis Holtby slots the ball left footed into the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Fulham.Johnny Heitinga provided the assist for the goal.

58:21

The ball is delivered by Konstantinos Mitroglou.

57:57

Sascha Riether restarts play with the free kick.

57:54

Alex Kacaniklic fouled by Gary Medel, the ref awards a free kick.

57:07

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis.

56:32

Konstantinos Mitroglou takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the goal.

54:40

Foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Giorgos Karagounis, free kick awarded.

53:21

Alex Kacaniklic manages to make a clearance.

53:20

The ball is crossed by Declan John.

53:01

Ben Turner makes a clearance.

52:27

Shot by Bo-Kyung Kim. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

52:10

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

51:33

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

50:11

Konstantinos Mitroglou has an effort at goal. Kenwyne Jones gets a block in.

49:44

Giorgos Karagounis comes on in place of Ashkan Dejagah.

49:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic by Fabio Da Silva.

48:57

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

48:21

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.

47:52

Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.

47:02

Bo-Kyung Kim makes a clearance.

46:10

A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether.

The second half has started.

The half-time whistle blows.

45:49 +0.49

Steven Caulker scores with their right foot. Cardiff 1-0 Fulham.

45:37

Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

45:32 +0.32

Short corner taken by Bo-Kyung Kim from the .

45:14 +0.14

Corner taken by Bo-Kyung Kim from the left by-line.

45:01

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Alex Kacaniklic coming on for John Arne Riise.

44:41

Shot by Kenwyne Jones. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the effort to safety.

43:44

Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

43:36

Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland.

42:11

Bo-Kyung Kim takes the free kick.

41:12

Bo-Kyung Kim fouled by Lewis Holtby, the ref awards a free kick.

38:24

Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.

38:19

Lewis Holtby crosses the ball.

37:10

Gary Medel takes the free kick.

36:56

Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Johnny Heitinga results in a free kick.

36:43

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

35:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bo-Kyung Kim.

33:23

Declan John restarts play with the free kick.

33:05

Sascha Riether gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim.

32:54

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

30:41

Bo-Kyung Kim has an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.

29:57

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

27:43

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

27:40

Sascha Riether produces a cross.

25:50

Kenwyne Jones has a headed effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg safely holds on.

23:43

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

23:01

Unfair challenge on Gary Medel by Cauley Woodrow results in a free kick.

22:19

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

20:19

Clearance made by Gary Medel.

15:41

Kieran Richardson manages to make a clearance.

13:39

Declan John crosses the ball.

11:53

Free kick crossed by Jordon Mutch.

10:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Sidwell on Bo-Kyung Kim.

10:01

Ashkan Dejagah takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

9:58

Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

9:44

Unfair challenge on Cauley Woodrow by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick.

7:07

Unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva by Konstantinos Mitroglou results in a free kick.

4:51

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise.

4:44

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

4:20

Lewis Holtby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva.

3:00

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

2:46

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

2:23

Foul by Cauley Woodrow on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded.

2:19

The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether.

0:32

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

0:29

The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Only a win will do for Solskjaer Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Saturday's opponents Fulham that his team will settle for nothing but a win. The Bluebirds head into the Barclays Premier League encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium in desperate need of points having won just one of their last 12 league games. Last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Tottenham was their fourth straight loss and left Cardiff just one point and one place off Fulham, who lie at the foot of the standings. Cardiff are three points adrift of 17th-placed West Brom, who hold the last position of safety. "It's the biggest game for us," Solskjaer said to www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk. "Obviously, this game is massive. You just want your players to go out there, play and express themselves with no fear." Solskjaer expects a battle against a Fulham side that has failed to win since beating West Ham on January 1. "At this stage of the campaign, you look at the form and confidence and I don't think any of these two teams can say we are in top shape," he said. "I don't think either side would be happy with a draw. There will be two teams that have to go out there and try to win the game. I think you will see some positive football from both sides. "But we are at home. We've played some good games at home lately even though the Hull game (a 4-0 loss) was disappointing. "But we have dominated some games here and we should have scored two or three goals. "Hopefully, this time we will get the rewards for all the work we have done." Cardiff possess the least prolific attack in the division alongside Crystal Palace, with 19 goals scored in 28 games. Moreover, the Bluebirds have failed to find the back of the net in their last four league games. "You need goals to take points," Solksjaer said. "We need to score goals. To get a win, you need to perform. "You have to earn the right to win a game by doing the hard work and you have to get the quality there, especially going forward. "Against Spurs we had so many one-on-one chances against the 'keeper, four times at least we should have been through. "It's that little bit of extra quality that will get us some points." Fortunately for Cardiff, Fulham have the leakiest back line in the Premier League with 62 goals given away. Jordon Mutch is expected to start for the Bluebirds. Mutch shook off a hamstring problem and played as a substitute at Tottenham. Felix Magath believes there is greater pressure on Cardiff than his Fulham side as the Welshmen are at home. Magath has emphasised the importance of home games as he hopes to overturn the one-point deficit to Cardiff to improve the rock-bottom Cottagers' predicament in the Premier League. Magath refused to describe Saturday's match as a "must win", instead suggesting Cardiff have more to lose if the result does not go their way. "Cardiff is in the worst situation, because Cardiff have a home game and they have to win," Magath said. "They are one point better than us. It's not enough for them to avoid relegation. "They have to win, so it's a good situation for us. I'm convinced that will give us a chance, with counter-attacks, to create chances and to score. "In our situation you have to especially take care of the home games. "You have to win the home games, with support from the fans. If you go away it is very difficult to say you must win." Magath recognises the boost his side would take from winning at Cardiff. "It's very important for us to have the first win," he said. "Teams who have not won so much in the last games need confidence. The best confidence you can get is if you win. "Now we are behind the other teams. That is more difficult than to be in 17th place or 18th or 19th place, when you left teams behind you. "We have all the teams above us. We need to make the first step, to get one place higher and that will give us confidence." Magath admitted following last week's loss to Chelsea that his side's defending must improve if Fulham are to avoid relegation. He is certain they will and has confidence his team can their build on their first-half defensive display against Chelsea. He added: "We stopped defending last week in the second half. "What a team can do for 45 minutes a team is able to do for 90 minutes. "We have to make it for 90 minutes, not only till half-time." Striker Kostas Mitroglou could feature despite concerns over his hamstrings and match fitness. Midfielder Scott Parker (knee) is out and winger Damien Duff (knee) has likely played his last game of the season, and possibly for the Cottagers as he is out of contract this summer. Defender Fernando Amorebieta is still out, while William Kvist is likely to miss out with hamstring problems, despite playing 90 minutes for Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Formation:4141Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Felix Magath

Fulham

  • David Marshall
  • Fabio Da Silva
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ben Turner
  • Declan John
  • Gary Medel
  • Craig Noone
  • Bo-Kyung Kim
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • SUBS
  • Magnus Wolff Eikrem
  • Juan Cala
  • Kevin Theophile-Catherine
  • Mats Daehli
  • Joe Lewis
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Craig Bellamy

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLDLL
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 28/09/2013
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 23/03/1962
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 04/11/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 17/12/1960
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 20/08/1960

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 5
  • J Mutch 4
  • P Whittingham 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • K Jones 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • C Noone 1
  • B Kim 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 6
  • D Bent 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • A Dejagah 2
  • J Heitinga 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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