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  • Date:17 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:21,578
Goal!

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92:57 +2.57

Heidar Helguson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

90:48 +0.48

Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

88:59

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

87:45

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.

85:17

The referee blows for offside against Justin Hoyte. David Marshall takes the free kick.

84:03

Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Justin Hoyte makes a clearance.

81:44

Justin Hoyte takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

81:01

Unfair challenge on Josh McEachran by Craig Bellamy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh McEachran.

79:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Smallwood on Heidar Helguson. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.

79:15

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Connolly.

77:37

Craig Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Bikey. Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

76:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, David Marshall fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

75:28

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save. Emmanuel Ledesma takes the inswinging corner, Ben Nugent makes a clearance.

73:56

Marvin Emnes produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

70:57

George Friend leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Bailey.

67:27

Scott McDonald produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

66:10

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

65:48

Emmanuel Ledesma takes a shot.

63:29

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

61:20

Craig Noone concedes a free kick for a foul on Andre Bikey. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

60:30

Craig Bellamy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aron Gunnarsson.

59:07

Marvin Emnes comes on in place of Lukas Jutkiewicz.

58:50

Shot from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz clears the crossbar.

56:53

Joe Mason challenges Andre Bikey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

56:25

Foul by Joe Mason on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

55:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Leadbitter on Craig Noone. Grant Leadbitter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Jason Steele.

54:16

Foul by Peter Whittingham on Emmanuel Ledesma, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham is cautioned. Emmanuel Ledesma takes the free kick.

53:20

Scott McDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

50:32

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Scott McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

49:12 +4.12

Richard Smallwood challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

48:54

Corner taken by Emmanuel Ledesma from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.

47:54

Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, save by David Marshall.

46:45 +1.45

Close range effort by Scott McDonald clears the crossbar.

45:13

Scott McDonald takes a shot. David Marshall makes a comfortable save.

44:44

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Andre Bikey gets a block in. Scott McDonald fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andre Bikey.

42:06

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Noone.

38:21

Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

37:10

Joe Mason is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

36:33

Centre by Craig Noone, Jason Steele makes a save.

35:31

George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Noone.

34:03

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Emmanuel Ledesma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

30:03

Joe Ralls challenges Emmanuel Ledesma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Emmanuel Ledesma from the free kick,

29:21

Richard Smallwood on for Faris Haroun.

27:12

Emmanuel Ledesma takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Heidar Helguson.

26:22

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Corner taken by Emmanuel Ledesma played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Nugent.

24:29

Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick. Andrew Taylor goes off and Joe Ralls comes on.

23:14

Emmanuel Ledesma takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

22:42

Shot from outside the penalty box by Mark Hudson goes wide right of the goal.

20:21

Ben Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

19:48

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Faris Haroun.

17:44

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Matthew Connolly finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-0 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

17:17

Emmanuel Ledesma takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Nugent.

15:41

The offside flag is raised against Heidar Helguson. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

13:46

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Ben Nugent coming on for Ben Turner.

12:41

Emmanuel Ledesma takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

4:20

Shot by Bo-Kyung Kim from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

2:50

Seb Hines challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seb Hines goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Emmanuel Ledesma.

0:31

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emmanuel Ledesma takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Bellamy on bench Craig Bellamy is likely to be among the Cardiff substitutes against Middlesbrough this weekend having missed the last four games while defender Matt Connolly is expected to be available again. Bellamy flew to the USA to work with specialists on the ankle injury sustained during Cardiff's 2-1 win against Watford and was given the go-ahead to resume full training with the Bluebirds ahead of the clash with in-form Boro. Kevin McNaughton was substituted in the victory over Hull with a thigh strain and is unlikely to feature. If that proves to be the case he will be replaced by Connolly in what could be the only change to the XI that beat Steve Bruce's men. Jordon Mutch has resumed full training after two months on the sidelines with a foot injury while Don Cowie (knee) is making good progress. Tommy Smith (hamstring) is still a couple of weeks away from a return to action. Stephen McPhail played 90 minutes for the development side on Tuesday night and could come into the reckoning. Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray faces an anxious wait over midfielder Josh McEachran. The 19-year-old, on loan for the season from Chelsea, limped out of England Under-21s' 2-0 win over Northern Ireland at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night with an ankle problem and will be assessed over the next 48 hours. Mowbray will also await news over defender Jonathan Woodgate and midfielder Kevin Thomson. Woodgate failed to return after half-time in Friday night's 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday after suffering a calf injury, while Thomson has been missing for some time with a similar problem. Long-term absentees Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments), Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main (both knee) and Julio Arca (toe), are making progress, but are likely to be sidelined until the New Year.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • David Marshall
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Mark Hudson
  • Ben Turner
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Bo-Kyung Kim
  • Craig Noone
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Joe Mason
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Joe Lewis
  • Craig Conway
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Joe Ralls
  • Kerim Frei
  • Ben Nugent
  • Craig Bellamy

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Form Guide

    LWWLLW
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 07/04/2012
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 3
  • Middlesbrough
  • 17/12/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 3
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/05/2011
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 11/12/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 06/03/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 13/12/2009

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • H Helguson 6
  • P Whittingham 4
  • AE Gunnarsson 4
  • C Noone 4
  • M Hudson 3
  • M Connolly 3
  • J Mason 3
  • C Bellamy 2
  • D Cowie 1

Middlesbrough

  • L Jutkiewicz 5
  • S McDonald 4
  • N Bailey 2
  • I Miller 2
  • M Emnes 2
  • L Williams 2
  • J Woodgate 1
  • J Hoyte 1
  • A Bikey 1
  • F Haroun 1
  • S Hines 1
  • M Zemmama 1
  • M Carayol 1
  • R Smallwood 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • A Reach 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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