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  • Date:25 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:13:15
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:21,154
Goal!

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94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Andy King. David Marshall takes the free kick.

94mins

Centre by Lee Peltier, Darius Vassell takes a shot.

93mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Gerrard misses to the left of the goal.

92mins

Filip Kiss fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Richie Wellens. Kevin McNaughton takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Strike by Andy King from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

89mins

Foul by Filip Kiss on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Konchesky.

87mins

Darius Vassell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

87mins

The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, clearance made by Filip Kiss.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Filip Kiss on Paul Konchesky. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Konchesky, Darcy Blake makes a clearance.

83mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

82mins

Souleymane Bamba challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Souleymane Bamba is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

80mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richie Wellens, Rudy Gestede manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Paul Konchesky receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

77mins

Filip Kiss challenges Michael Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy King by Lee Naylor. Don Cowie goes into the book for dissent. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Lee Naylor produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal. Michael Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gelson Fernandes.

73mins

Darcy Blake fouled by Jeffery Schlupp, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

72mins

Jeffery Schlupp comes on in place of Jermaine Beckford.

71mins

Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

68mins

Lee Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. Matt Mills takes the free kick.

67mins

Filip Kiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy King. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

65mins

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy King. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.

64mins

Effort from 30 yards by Paul Konchesky. Save made by David Marshall.

63mins

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

62mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

60mins

Lee Naylor delivers the ball.

59mins

Foul by Yuki Abe on Lee Naylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

58mins

Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.

57mins

Lee Peltier delivers the ball, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

56mins

Jermaine Beckford fouled by Darcy Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

55mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenny Miller. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Unfair challenge on Andy King by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Konchesky from the free kick, David Marshall makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens, David Marshall makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richie Wellens, Darius Vassell challenges David Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

51mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham played to the near post, clearance by Andy King.

51mins

The referee penalises Kenny Miller for handball. Paul Konchesky takes the indirect free kick.

50mins

Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Rudy Gestede, free kick awarded. Kevin McNaughton restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yuki Abe on Rudy Gestede. Peter Whittingham has an effort direct from the free kick.

47mins

Short corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

46mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba. Don Cowie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Andy King makes a clearance.

46mins

The official flags Rudy Gestede offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

46mins

Darcy Blake is brought on as a substitute for Mark Hudson.

42mins

Souleymane Bamba is adjudged to have handled the ball. Rudy Gestede on for Robert Earnshaw. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham, blocked by Andy King.

41mins

Kenny Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Robert Earnshaw. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

37mins

Shot from outside the box by Andy King misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

Foul by Andy King on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aron Gunnarsson.

35mins

Foul by Anthony Gerrard on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, Matt Mills produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

33mins

Shot from 25 yards by Peter Whittingham. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

32mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky.

31mins

Yuki Abe fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

30mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

27mins

Shot from 20 yards by Yuki Abe. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard. Gelson Fernandes takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson. Outswinging corner taken by Richie Wellens from the right by-line, Lee Peltier takes a shot. Clearance made by Robert Earnshaw.

25mins

Robert Earnshaw comes on in place of Craig Conway.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

22mins

Yuki Abe crosses the ball, clearance made by Aron Gunnarsson.

20mins

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Beckford, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard. Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Andy King goes wide of the left-hand post.

17mins

Foul by Filip Kiss on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

17mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Lee Peltier takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

12mins

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick. Matt Mills takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

10mins

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. David Marshall makes a comfortable save.

9mins

Paul Konchesky sends in a cross.

8mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

7mins

Jermaine Beckford concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Kevin McNaughton takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Centre by Yuki Abe, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

2mins

Filip Kiss fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Cardiff and Leicester set for speedy reunion Malky Mackay is likely to make wholesale changes to the Cardiff side who beat Leicester on penalties in the Carling Cup, when the same opposition return for their npower Championship clash on Sunday. Mackay made seven alterations to his starting XI for the midweek tie, with striker Kenny Miller and defender Kevin McNaughton not even figuring among the substitutes for the Bluebirds. Both are expected to return to the starting line-up for the second meeting with the Foxes in five days, but Mackay is not without injury problems. Defender Ben Turner is unlikely to be handed his debut after picking up an impact injury during the week, while full-back Andrew Taylor came off against the Foxes with a slight hamstring scare. Meanwhile, midfielder Stephen McPhail is battling a groin strain but should be fit for the fixture. Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is also expected to return to his strongest XI as he takes his side back to the Welsh capital. The City manager swapped 10 players for the third-round tie in south Wales on Wednesday night, which finished 2-2 after extra-time. Captain Matt Mills was the only survivor from the league victory over Brighton last Saturday. The centre-half was substituted at half-time, but Eriksson insisted it was just a precaution. "He has had some groin problems but they are not serious and he will be ready for Sunday," said the Swede. Kasper Schmeichel, Lee Peltier, Sol Bamba, Paul Konchesky, Yuki Abe, Gelson Fernandes, Richie Wellens, Andy King, Darius Vassell and Jermaine Beckford dropped out of the team in midweek but the majority, if not all, are expected to be recalled.

Formation:451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 451Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • David Marshall
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Mark Hudson
  • Anthony Gerrard
  • Lee Naylor
  • Don Cowie
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Filip Kiss
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Craig Conway
  • Kenny Miller
  • SUBS
  • Elliot Parish
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Joe Mason
  • Darcy Blake

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Match Report

Bluebirds and Foxes in stalemate Cardiff and Leicester both extended their unbeaten runs in the npower Championship to five games with a goalless draw at Cardiff City Stadium. Both sides had opportunities to win the match, but a glaring profligacy in front of goal - coupled with impressive defending throughout - meant the sides' second meeting in five days ended as a stalemate. Leicester enjoyed the majority of possession and territory in the first 45 minutes, with Matt Mills and Andy King both missing gilt-edged chances for the visitors, but Cardiff bossed the second. Peter Whittingham hit the side-netting with a free-kick, Kenny Miller was foiled by Kasper Schmeichel and Mills produced a superb block to stop Rudy Gestede. And Darius Vassell should have punished the Bluebirds late on, but smashed high and wide when played clean through before nodding against the crossbar deep into injury time. After a tetchy opening 10 minutes, Leicester went close through Jermaine Beckford, Mills and Lee Peltier as the visitors enjoyed the better of the early play. The Foxes should have gone ahead on 20 minutes. Vassell sprung the offside trap and Anthony Gerrard's tackle to dink a flighted centre across the six-yard box. Mark Hudson half-cleared the danger, but when the ball fell to Andy King on the volley 15 yards from goal the midfielder should have done better than send his effort wide of the upright. For almost half an hour Cardiff looked impotent in attack but within seconds of Robert Earnshaw arriving on the pitch, in place of the injured Craig Conway, the Bluebirds made their first serious foray into Leicester territory. Earnshaw ghosted past Sol Bamba, shimmied from left to right inside the box before collapsing in a heap under the recovering Foxes centre-back. The striker was screaming for a penalty which never arrived. And the Welshman soon was in action at the other end of the field, clearing Peltier's header from Richie Wellens' corner off the line as a drab 30 minutes suddenly sprung to life. Whittingham tested Schmeichel from distance for Cardiff, and Mills blazed wide from eight yards out for Leicester, but neither side could find the breakthrough before half-time. The Bluebirds started the second period with a swagger, with Whittingham hitting the side netting from a free-kick, but the visitors stood firm and soon enjoyed a period of pressure of their own. Paul Konchesky drew Marshall into a good low save from a left-footed set-piece from 25 yards, and the home keeper had to be alert to tap Wellens' corner over the crossbar as the second half opened up with far more verve and momentum than the first. Only a brilliant late sliding block from Mills denied Gestede, on in place of the injured Earnshaw, after neat work from Kevin McNaughton. And Cardiff rapidly raced into the ascendancy. Whittingham sliced wide on 70 minutes after another mazy McNaughton run and Lee Naylor's speculative long-range effort was never likely to trouble Schmeichel. But for all their improvement after the break, the hosts could have been made to pay at the death, but for Vassell's lack of composure from eight yards out and his misfortune from even closer. end

Form Guide

    WWLDDW
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • WLLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 22/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • R Earnshaw 3
  • K Miller 1
  • M Hudson 1
  • A Taylor 1
  • C Conway 1
  • A Gerrard 1

Leicester

  • D Nugent 2
  • D Vassell 1
  • A King 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • G Fernandes 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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