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Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is delivered by Billy Paynter, Headed effort on goal by Luciano Becchio from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Effort from 25 yards by Jonathan Howson. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Corner from right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Andrew Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew O'Brien. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
Craig Bellamy produces a cross, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.
Michael Chopra finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-1 Leeds.Peter Whittingham provided the assist for the goal.
Stephen McPhail joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Burke. Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Parker. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Chris Burke sends in a cross, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Lee Naylor. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.
Darcy Blake comes on in place of Paul Quinn.
Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.
Billy Paynter is ruled offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Bradley Johnson fouled by Andrew Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.
Effort on goal by Ben Parker from 20 yards. Save by Tom Heaton.
Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Luciano Becchio. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Mark Hudson.
Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.
Lloyd Sam leaves the field to be replaced by Luciano Becchio. Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Lee Naylor, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Robert Snodgrass from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Leeds.
Drilled right-footed shot by Lloyd Sam. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
Lee Naylor fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Lloyd Sam replaces Max Gradel.
Sanchez Watt is brought on as a substitute for Ross McCormack.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Paul Connolly booked for unsporting behaviour. Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Parker by Chris Burke. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Shot by Mark Hudson. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Billy Paynter manages to make a clearance.
Andrew O'Brien is shown a yellow card. Foul by Andrew O'Brien on Andrew Keogh, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
The second half has started.
The half-time whistle blows.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Robert Snodgrass. Craig Bellamy takes the free kick.
Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance made by Neill Collins.
The ball is sent over by Ben Parker, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Connolly.
Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Ben Parker makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, Billy Paynter has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Parker on Chris Burke. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Craig Bellamy, Robert Snodgrass gets a block in.
Craig Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Bellamy from left wing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Paul Quinn. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Michael Chopra. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy played to the near post, Billy Paynter manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Andrew O'Brien results in a free kick. Andrew Keogh restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from 20 yards. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.
Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner.
Foul by Neill Collins on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
Shot from deep inside the area by Lee Naylor clears the crossbar.
Effort on goal by Craig Bellamy from 20 yards. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Billy Paynter.
Chris Burke takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is swung over by Peter Whittingham.
Ross McCormack fouled by Kevin McNaughton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Parker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Seyi Olofinjana. Ross McCormack produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Craig Bellamy fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Leeds.Assist by Peter Whittingham.
Short corner taken by Michael Chopra.
Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Paul Quinn, Unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.
Andrew O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Keogh. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
Problems mount for Bluebirds
Cardiff will be without new signing Jon Parkin for the visit of Leeds.
The striker, who penned a two-and-a-half year deal from Preston on New Year`s Day, arrives with a slight knee strain but it is nothing serious and he could be involved in Saturday`s FA Cup trip to former club Stoke.
Elsewhere, manager Dave Jones will leave it as late as possible before assessing his options with his promotion-chasing squad heavily affected by injury and illness.
Striker Jay Bothroyd has missed three more games than expected as he battles to recover from a hamstring problem while Craig Bellamy, who started the 3-0 defeat at Bristol City, is careful not to play games in quick succession for fear of aggravating his troublesome knee injury.
The likes of midfielder Danny Drinkwater, goalkeeper David Marshall and striker Andy Keogh will also be monitored as they look to overcome knocks and niggles.
One player who will definitely be missing at the Cardiff City Stadium is defender Chris Riggott after he damaged his hamstring at Ashton Gate and was forced off after just 16 minutes. The club are yet to discover how long he will be sidelined for as they wait to carry out a scan on what is a secondary injury having only recently returned from a lengthy lay-off.
Leeds will be without Neil Kilkenny. The midfielder has joined up with the Australia squad ahead of the Asian Cup and could be absent for a month.
Ross McCormack replaced Kilkenny, who started on the substitutes' bench, in the New Year's Day draw with Middlesbrough and is expected to continue.
George McCartney has returned to Sunderland following the end of his loan spell so Andrew Hughes is expected to continue at left-back, although Ben Parker and Fede Bessone provide manager Simon Grayson with alternative options.
Andy O'Brien, who has signed a permanent deal with Leeds after his loan spell from Bolton, is likely to continue at the heart of defence alongside Neill Collins, but Grayson could be tempted to rest some of his players who appeared to be off the pace against Middlesbrough.
Lloyd Sam, Sanchez Watt, Billy Paynter, Alex Bruce and Davide Somma are all vying for starting places as Leeds bid for a first win in four matches after three successive draws.
Bluebirds end Leeds run
Leeds' 12-game unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of the last team to beat them as Cardiff eased the pressure on manager Dave Jones with a 2-1 win.
The fortunes of the two sides had differed since the Bluebirds left Elland Road with a 4-0 win on October 25, with Leeds avoiding defeat and Cardiff winning just three of their 11 games as Simon Grayson's men nosed ahead of them in the Championship table.
But Craig Bellamy, so often a scourge of Leeds in his Newcastle days, opened the scoring for Jones' outfit in the 10th minute and, after Robert Snodgrass had curled home a wonderful 59th-minute equaliser, Michael Chopra's opportunist strike won it for Cardiff with 11 minutes remaining.
Chopra ran on to an innocuous-looking long ball from Peter Whittingham and, for the second time in the game, the visiting defence dozed off, allowing the striker to prod home a winner.
Both sides made two changes from their last game, the most notable of which was Leeds handing left-back Ben Parker only a second start in 18 months following a horror run of injuries.
Cardiff, missing their injured England striker Jay Bothroyd, started well with three corners inside the first three minutes before Snodgrass skidded an effort wide.
It was the home side who struck first, though, with Bellamy taking advantage of some slack Leeds defending to net his fifth goal of the season.
The visiting defence failed to pick up Bellamy as he collected a short corner from Chopra and, after exchanging passes with Whittingham, he tucked home under Kasper Schmeichel.
Former Cardiff striker Ross McCormack drove a free-kick against Bellamy in the wall as Leeds looked for a way back in to the game, while at the other end Schmeichel did well to keep out efforts from Chris Burke and Bellamy.
Lee Naylor, a scorer in the October game, then lashed over when it looked easier to score as Cardiff impressed with a barrage of slick attacks.
A Bellamy free-kick from the corner of the box was well blocked by Snodgrass and Leeds somehow survived Cardiff's onslaught and a Billy Paynter header from a corner could have seen them go in level at the interval.
Cardiff continued to create chances after the restart with Burke heading over after Bellamy had bedazzled the Leeds defence again, with Grayson then losing patience with the misfiring McCormack and Max Gradel and replacing them with Lloyd Sam and Sanchez Watt.
The change reaped instant dividends as well as Leeds drew level.
Watt rolled a pass to Sam who skipped inside two challenges and slammed a shot against Tom Heaton but, from the loose ball, Snodgrass picked up possession and curled an unstoppable effort beyond Heaton for his fourth goal of the season.
Sam was withdrawn with a thigh injury just six minutes after his introduction and Parker warmed Heaton's hands with a low drive as Cardiff became the side under the cosh.
That situation soon changed, though, as Whittingham lumped a long ball forward which Chopra ran on to before prodding beyond Schmeichel who had rushed off his line to narrow the angle.
Bradley Johnson forced Heaton to tip his 30-yard drive around the post but Leeds could not fashion an equaliser.
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