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  • Date:22 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:22,410
  • Chopra (20) Ramsey (51)
Goal!

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91mins

Foul by Darius Vassell on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

91mins

Peter Whittingham is cautioned. Peter Whittingham concedes a free kick for a foul on Martyn Waghorn. Ricardo Pereira takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Foul by Martyn Waghorn on Tom Heaton, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.

86mins

Jon Parkin fouled by Ben Mee, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

86mins

Patrick Van Aanholt has a drilled shot. Comfortable save by Tom Heaton.

81mins

Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

79mins

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Ricardo Pereira makes a save.

78mins

Darius Vassell is ruled offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Aaron Ramsey challenges Patrick Van Aanholt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Jon Parkin on for Seyi Olofinjana.

74mins

Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffrey Bruma. Free kick taken by Jeffrey Bruma.

73mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn played to the near post, clearance by Mark Hudson.

71mins

The offside flag is raised against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Chris Burke on for Jay Bothroyd.

68mins

Yuki Abe fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

67mins

Darius Vassell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lloyd Dyer. Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Yuki Abe results in a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

64mins

The referee blows for offside. Ben Mee restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Seyi Olofinjana goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

62mins

Stephen McPhail gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn. Martyn Waghorn restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Jay Bothroyd. The ball is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Ricardo Pereira.

55mins

Martyn Waghorn comes on in place of Paul Gallagher. Richie Wellens goes off and Yuki Abe comes on.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeffrey Bruma by Stephen McPhail. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.

53mins

Stephen McPhail gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

53mins

Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen McPhail.

52mins

Aaron Ramsey grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Leicester.Kevin McNaughton provided the assist for the goal.

50mins

Lloyd Dyer challenges Dekel Keinan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick.

47mins

Paul Gallagher takes a short corner.

47mins

Shot by Richie Wellens. Save made by Tom Heaton.

45mins

Kyle Naughton has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Aaron Ramsey.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Ben Mee results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, Ricardo Pereira makes a save.

42mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Mark Hudson.

41mins

Jeffrey Bruma fouled by Jay Bothroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Mee.

41mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

37mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Close range header by Souleymane Bamba goes wide of the left-hand upright.

37mins

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Paul Quinn gets a block in.

36mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy King goes wide of the right-hand upright.

30mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jeffrey Bruma goes over the target.

27mins

Souleymane Bamba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

26mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, clearance made by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the free kick.

22mins

Jeffrey Bruma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

21mins

A goal is scored by Michael Chopra from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

19mins

Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.

17mins

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffrey Bruma on Seyi Olofinjana. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken by Richie Wellens from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

4mins

Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Ben Mee results in a free kick. Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.

2mins

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Ricardo Pereira takes the indirect free kick.

1mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Mee.

Match Preview

Bluebirds to check on duo Cardiff will assess both Michael Chopra and Aaron Ramsey as they look to get back to winning ways at home to in-form Leicester. Striker Chopra missed Saturday`s 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest with an ankle injury, reported by some sources as a fracture, but it is not believed to be as serious and manager Dave Jones does not expect him to be a long-term concern. On-loan midfielder Ramsey also sat out at the City Ground with a thigh problem and requires a fitness test, with both players "touch and go" to face the Foxes according to Jones. A couple of faces missed training on Sunday due to illness and will be monitored, along with full-back Paul Quinn who came out of Saturday`s game with a tight calf to go with a hamstring problem he shrugged off ahead of the clash. Cardiff surrendered an unbeaten seven-match league run versus Forest and they will now come up against Sven-Goran Eriksson`s resurgent Leicester, who have won seven of their previous eight. It will be Leicester`s first visit to the Welsh capital since last May when they lost 5-3 on penalties in a dramatic shootout to settle a wonderful play-off semi-final, which ended 3-3 over the two legs. Darius Vassell is a slight concern for Leicester. The experienced striker did not train on Monday due to a tight hamstring and he is a doubt. Fellow forward Steve Howard is Eriksson`s only other injury problem. Howard has missed the last two matches with an ankle knock and he will be monitored. Martyn Waghorn, who scored an injury-time match-winner against Bristol City on Friday night, would start should Vassell or Howard not make it. Eriksson is blessed with options should he wish to make changes. Defenders Jeffrey Bruma, Bruno Berner and Miguel Vitor and midfielders Lloyd Dyer and Yuki Abe are also available for recalls. Victory in south Wales could take Leicester into the play-off positions.

Formation:442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

Formation: 451Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • Tom Heaton
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Mark Hudson
  • Paul Quinn
  • Dekel Keinan
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Seyi Olofinjana
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Michael Chopra
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • SUBS
  • David Marshall
  • Lee Naylor
  • Gabor Gyepes
  • Stephen McPhail
  • Chris Burke
  • Jon Parkin
  • Darcy Blake

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Match Report

Cardiff halt Foxes` charge Michael Chopra and Aaron Ramsey's well-taken goals either side of half-time saw Cardiff get their promotion charge back on track with a 2-0 win over play-off chasing Leicester. Chopra's eighth league goal of the season and Ramsey's first goal since his arrival on loan from Arsenal saw the Bluebirds return to winning ways following Saturday's defeat to fellow promotion candidates Nottingham Forest. After a quiet 15 minutes, the game came to life with Ayegbeni Yakubu having the first chance, but the Nigerian's shot was well saved by Tom Heaton following good link-up play with Paul Gallagher. Leicester had another chance soon after when Lloyd Dyer found Patrick van Aanholt on the left, but the on-loan Chelsea defender's shot was well blocked by Heaton. Cardiff opened the scoring against the run of play on 21 minutes when Seyi Olofinjana found Chopra and the striker made no mistake, sweeping the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards. The Foxes continued to attack in search of an equaliser with Jeffrey Bruma going close, but the defender could not keep his 20-yard shot underneath the crossbar. On-loan Everton striker Yakubu tried his luck from distance five minutes before half-time, but despite troubling Heaton, the ball fizzed just wide of the left upright. Leicester started the second half much like they ended the first with Ritchie Wellens testing Heaton from 20 yards, with the goalkeeper having to tip the midfielder's shot around the post. The Bluebirds weathered the storm once again and doubled their advantage on 51 minutes when midfielder Ramsey coolly slotted Kevin McNaughton's cross into the bottom corner from 12 yards. The home side went close to putting the game out of the Foxes' reach with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas testing Ricardo with a header from a Peter Whittingham free-kick, while Jay Bothroyd had a shot blocked by Ben Mee. Cardiff boss Dave Jones introduced Jon Parkin on 75 minutes to freshen up his strikeforce and the striker took less than two minutes to test Ricardo with an 18-yard shot. Substitute Chris Burke easily skipped past two defenders but after creating an opening, shot wide of the target while Van Aanholt had another shot saved by Heaton. Cardiff closed out the game smartly, keeping hold of the ball to ensure they picked up a vital three points in their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

Form Guide

    WDWWDL
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • DWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 14/09/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 30/03/2010
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 13/03/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 01/03/2008
  • Leicester
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 26/11/2007
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 27/01/2007

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 15
  • C Bellamy 8
  • M Chopra 7
  • S Olofinjana 5
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • G Rae 1
  • G Gyepes 1
  • J Parkin 1

Leicester

  • A King 13
  • A Yakubu 4
  • P Gallagher 4
  • M Waghorn 4
  • D Vassell 3
  • L Dyer 3
  • K Naughton 3
  • S Howard 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • B Berner 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • AL Miguel Vitor 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 51
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 50
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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