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Effort from outside the box by Peter Whittingham goes wide right of the target.
Jay Simpson delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Mark Cullen. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
Gavin Rae scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Hull.Assist by Aaron Wildig.
Richard Garcia delivers the ball, save made by David Marshall.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Burke, Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Ashbee.
Paul McShane crosses the ball, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.
Jason Koumas leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Wildig.
A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson.
A cross is delivered by Kevin McNaughton, clearance by Paul McShane.
Jason Koumas has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Paul McShane has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Paul McShane crosses the ball, clearance by Mark Hudson.
Centre by Kevin McNaughton, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Andrew Keogh. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Whittingham sends in a cross, save by Matt Duke.
The ball is swung over by Richard Garcia.
Richard Garcia produces a cross.
Jason Koumas produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jay Simpson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Fagan. Nick Barmby goes off and Mark Cullen comes on.
The ball is delivered by Richard Garcia, save by David Marshall.
Robert Koren challenges Kevin McNaughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Whittingham has an effort direct from the free kick, Matt Duke makes a save.
Gavin Rae replaces Seyi Olofinjana.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Seyi Olofinjana gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Stephen McPhail, Andrew Keogh produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.
Craig Fagan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Robert Koren produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Kevin Kilbane leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Cairney.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Dawson on Chris Burke. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
Foul by Kevin McNaughton on Kevin Kilbane, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Ashbee.
Kevin McNaughton is adjudged to have handled the ball. Andy Dawson takes the direct free kick.
Craig Fagan is ruled offside. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Richard Garcia sends in a cross, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton. Shot on goal by Robert Koren from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Fagan on Stephen McPhail. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Keogh on Daniel Ayala. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Foul by Craig Fagan on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Dawson.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Paul McShane takes a shot. Lee Naylor makes a clearance.
Kevin McNaughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Garcia. Robert Koren takes the free kick.
Kevin McNaughton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
Lee Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
Richard Garcia takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren to the near post, Header from close range by Daniel Ayala clears the bar.
The official flags Craig Fagan offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Foul by Ian Ashbee on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jason Koumas.
Kevin Kilbane concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham, Seyi Olofinjana finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-0 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
Stephen McPhail has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
The referee blows for offside. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Kevin Kilbane produces a cross, clearance by Gabor Gyepes.
Foul by Daniel Ayala on Andrew Keogh, free kick awarded. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
Kevin Kilbane delivers the ball.
Craig Fagan challenges Lee Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Chris Burke.
The game kicks-off.
The referee blows for half time.
The second half has started.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Marshall boost for Bluebirds
Goalkeeper David Marshall is expected to be fit for Cardiff`s home clash against Hull.
Marshall missed both of Scotland`s recent Euro 2012 qualifiers due to an elbow injury but should be okay to take his place between the sticks.
On-loan midfielder Seyi Olofinjana has been granted permission to feature against his parent club after an agreement was struck allowing Bluebirds centre-back Anthony Gerrard to play for Hull.
Defender Adam Matthews will be assessed ahead of the encounter having been forced off while playing for Wales` Under-21s on Tuesday night after aggravating a dead leg.
But fellow full-backs Darcy Blake and Kevin McNaughton are ready and able to step in and start against the Tigers.
Michael Chopra (ankle) continues to be sidelined for the long-term although he could make a sooner than expected return next month. Craig Bellamy is likely to retain the captain`s armband alongside Jay Bothroyd in attack for the sell-out fixture.
As well as Gerrard, Hull boss Nigel Pearson could be boosted by the return of Craig Fagan, yet to appear for the Tigers this season due to a hip injury, and defender Paul McShane, who has shaken off a hamstring strain.
But Caleb Folan must wait a little longer for his return from injury and neither Jimmy Bullard or Peter Halmosi are expected to be included in Pearson's squad.
Sheffield United have been linked with a loan move for winger Halmosi, while Bullard has not featured at all this season as the club look to off-load their biggest earner.
Olofinjana return haunts Hull
Seyi Olofinjana inevitably came back to haunt Hull boss Nigel Pearson by heading a crucial first-half opener to help sink his parent club 2-0 and secure all three points for Cardiff.
The midfielder, on a season-long loan in south Wales, was only allowed to play after Pearson and counterpart Dave Jones struck a deal which also allowed defender Anthony Gerrard to take to the field following his loan switch in the opposite direction last week.
But Pearson must have been regretting the agreement after 20 minutes as Olofinjana rose to power home Whittingham's inswinging free-kick and hand the Bluebirds a slender one-goal advantage they held until nine minutes from time.
That was until Gavin Rae ended the game as a contest with his first of the season to ensure Cardiff have now collected 13 points from 15 in an unbeaten start to their npower Championship campaign.
Hull provided stern opposition, particularly in the second half, but were left to rue a lack of attacking threat as they extended their unwanted record to 27 away matches without victory.
A sell-out home crowd was left disappointed as hometown hero Craig Bellamy was ruled out of the clash due to injury, along with strike partner Jay Bothroyd and on-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater.
The Tigers handed a debut to centre-back Daniel Ayala after he arrived on an emergency loan from Liverpool.
And the youngster saw plenty of action during the opening exchanges as Cardiff edged proceedings.
But it was Olofinjana who stole the headlines when he broke the deadlock against his employers.
The on-loan Tigers man connected with Whittingham's whipped set-piece to send a bullet header past Matt Duke from close range.
David Marshall turned Richard Garcia's effort around a post at the other end but the visitors were fortunate not to find themselves two down just minutes later as defender Kevin McNaughton struck the woodwork from 20 yards.
A free-flowing encounter then saw Bluebirds full-back Lee Naylor clear Paul McShane's header off his own line midway through the half as both sides threatened to add to the scoreline.
But it was Olofinjana's header which separated the two sides at the break, with the tempo of the encounter having cooled and goalscoring opportunities disappeared ahead of half-time.
Hull started the second period on the front foot but failed to really trouble Marshall, who had recovered from the elbow injury which ruled him out of Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifying double-header.
Whittingham stung the gloves of Duke with a long-range free-kick as Cardiff tried to stir a response to their lacklustre start to the second half.
The visitors' attacking approach was causing problems after the break and, despite Jason Koumas twice firing narrowly wide, the East Yorkshire outfit were posing more of a threat. But Marshall was still yet to be really tested and Hull were made to pay for their lack of end product when Rae knocked the stuffing out of their fightback, picking up the ball from substitute Aaron Wildig before converting low past Duke.
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