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  • Date:04 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:25,010
  • Bellamy (10) Chopra (78)
  • Snodgrass (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham.

94mins

Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

93mins

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.

90mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

84mins

Effort from 25 yards by Jonathan Howson. Save made by Tom Heaton.

83mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

82mins

Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

82mins

Andrew Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew O'Brien. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Craig Bellamy produces a cross, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

79mins

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.

78mins

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.

78mins

Chris Burke sends in a cross, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.

76mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Lee Naylor. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Darcy Blake comes on in place of Paul Quinn.

73mins

Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Billy Paynter is ruled offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

72mins

Bradley Johnson fouled by Andrew Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

70mins

Effort on goal by Ben Parker from 20 yards. Save by Tom Heaton.

68mins

Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Luciano Becchio. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.

66mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Mark Hudson.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

63mins

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.

59mins

Goal scored by Robert Snodgrass from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Leeds.

59mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Lloyd Sam. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.

58mins

Lee Naylor fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

57mins

Lloyd Sam replaces Max Gradel.

57mins

Sanchez Watt is brought on as a substitute for Ross McCormack.

57mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

55mins

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.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Parker by Chris Burke. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

52mins

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

51mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Shot by Mark Hudson. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

50mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Billy Paynter manages to make a clearance.

48mins

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.

45mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

45mins

Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Robert Snodgrass. Craig Bellamy takes the free kick.

42mins

Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance made by Neill Collins.

42mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Parker, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

41mins

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Connolly.

40mins

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Ben Parker makes a clearance.

39mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, Billy Paynter has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

39mins

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.

34mins

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.

32mins

Craig Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

31mins

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.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Paul Quinn. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

27mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Michael Chopra. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.

26mins

The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

26mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy played to the near post, Billy Paynter manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Andrew O'Brien results in a free kick. Andrew Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from 20 yards. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.

23mins

Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner.

23mins

Foul by Neill Collins on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

21mins

The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Lee Naylor clears the crossbar.

19mins

Effort on goal by Craig Bellamy from 20 yards. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

19mins

Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Billy Paynter.

19mins

Chris Burke takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Peter Whittingham.

14mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.

14mins

Ross McCormack fouled by Kevin McNaughton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Parker.

12mins

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.

11mins

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.

10mins

Short corner taken by Michael Chopra.

9mins

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

6mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

4mins

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.

4mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.

3mins

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.

The half-time whistle blows.

The second half has started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

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.

Formation:442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Tom Heaton
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Mark Hudson
  • Paul Quinn
  • Lee Naylor
  • Chris Burke
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Seyi Olofinjana
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Michael Chopra
  • Andrew Keogh
  • SUBS
  • Jordan Santiago
  • Gavin Rae
  • Stephen McPhail
  • Jason Koumas
  • Darcy Blake
  • Adam Matthews
  • Jonathan Meades

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Match Report

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.

Form Guide

    LDLWLL
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • WWWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 0 - 4
  • Cardiff
  • 25/10/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 17/02/2007
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 19/08/2006
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 10/12/2005
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 09/08/2005
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 15/01/2005

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 13
  • C Bellamy 4
  • M Chopra 4
  • S Olofinjana 4
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • G Rae 1

Leeds

  • L Becchio 12
  • M Gradel 7
  • J Howson 7
  • D Somma 6
  • B Johnson 4
  • R Snodgrass 3
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 38
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 45
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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