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Daniel Drinkwater crosses the ball, Header by Seyi Olofinjana from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, clearance by Chris Cohen.
Effort on goal by Craig Bellamy from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes by Nialle Rodney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Nialle Rodney on for Dexter Blackstock.
Foul by Dele Adebola on Gabor Gyepes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.
Garath McCleary goes off and Joel Lynch comes on.
Dexter Blackstock finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-2 Nottm Forest.Lewis McGugan provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Lee Camp. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Matthews on for Darcy Blake. Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Cohen on Darcy Blake. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham from right wing, Dexter Blackstock manages to make a clearance.
Chris Cohen challenges Daniel Drinkwater unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Lee Camp. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Koumas by Garath McCleary. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jason Koumas, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Effort from outside the area by Peter Whittingham goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Peter Whittingham. Darcy Blake restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana by Dele Adebola. Direct free kick taken by Gabor Gyepes.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Seyi Olofinjana has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Chris Cohen goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Garath McCleary goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Garath McCleary on Kevin McNaughton. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Dexter Blackstock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Earnshaw. Peter Whittingham challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Daniel Drinkwater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Chambers receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Luke Chambers challenges Tom Heaton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing, save by Tom Heaton.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.
Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Darcy Blake takes the direct free kick.
Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Close range header by Guy Moussi goes over the bar.
Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabor Gyepes. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Drinkwater on for Michael Chopra.
Foul by Dele Adebola on Seyi Olofinjana, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Peter Whittingham goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darcy Blake by Dele Adebola. Free kick crossed by Mark Hudson, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Guy Moussi. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
Shot from just outside the box by Guy Moussi misses to the right of the target.
Chris Cohen challenges Peter Whittingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Michael Chopra is caught offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Gabor Gyepes fouled by Dele Adebola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Robert Earnshaw has an effort at goal. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Camp. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lewis McGugan goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Darcy Blake fouled by Garath McCleary, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Robert Earnshaw. Darcy Blake delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Lewis McGugan finds the net with a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Dele Adebola.
Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Bothroyd misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Wes Morgan. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Jay Bothroyd. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Chris Cohen.
Mark Hudson challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Guy Moussi.
Chris Cohen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Wes Morgan on Seyi Olofinjana, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham shoots direct from the free kick.
Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabor Gyepes. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
Shot by Craig Bellamy from outside the box goes high over the target.
Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.
The match has kicked off.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Jones waits on trio
Cardiff boss Dave Jones will assess the fitness of three players ahead of the home clash with Nottingham Forest.
Chris Burke, Lee Naylor and Darcy Blake were forced off during last weekend's 4-2 win at Scunthorpe because of muscle injuries.
They will be assessed but striker Jay Bothroyd will be back in Cardiff colours after making his England debut as a second-half substitute appearance in Wednesday's 2-1 friendly defeat to France at Wembley.
Jason Koumas, who has struggled so far to reach the heights achieved during his first spell at the club, could earn a starting role if Burke fails to recover in time.
Koumas said: "The manager knows what he is doing with me and I am comfortable with the way things are going."
Nottingham Forest have no new problems ahead of the trip to south Wales.
Striker David McGoldrick is still nursing the knee ligament strain that ruled him out against QPR.
Back-up goalkeeper Karl Darlow also missed out last weekend with a shoulder problem and he remains sidelined.
Kelvin Wilson is receiving intensive treatment on the back problem that has seen him sit out the last three matches and the defender is still a doubt.
Dele Adebola may have forced his way into the starting line-up after impressing boss Billy Davies with a 30-minute cameo from the bench against QPR.
Fellow forwards Nathan Tyson and Robert Earnshaw will also be hoping for recalls.
McGugan on the mark again as Bluebirds beaten
Lewis McGugan scored his ninth goal of the season to help Nottingham Forest to a 2-0 victory at npower Championship rivals Cardiff.
The highly-rated midfielder struck in the 23rd minute with a superb 25-yard strike as the Bluebirds slipped to their second home defeat of the campaign.
Substitute Dexter Blackstock added a killer second goal for Billy Davies' men in the 84th minute, tucking the ball home from a fine pass from the influential McGugan.
Yet Blackstock succumbed to a serious injury in the closing stages and was replaced by Nialle Rodney.
It was only Forest's second away win of the season but further underlined their promotion pedigree after last season's play-off semi-final defeat to Blackpool.
Cardiff named Jay Bothroyd in their starting line-up following his England debut as a substitute in Wednesday's 2-1 friendly defeat to France.
They went close in the fourth minute when Craig Bellamy collected possession and hit a 25-yard shot over the crossbar.
Wes Morgan then fouled Seyi Olofinjana and and Peter Whittingham curled a 20-yard free-kick over the crossbar.
Yet Forest were not without a threat themselves and they went close in the 12th minute when Chris Cohen drove a shot just wide from 25 yards.
Seven minutes later, Bothroyd collected possession and drilled a shot just wide from 12 yards out.
Forest then struck the opening blow out of the blue midway through the opening period when McGugan collected a pass from Dele Adebola and drilled a superb 25-yard shot high into the net.
The Nottingham-born midfielder, 22, tried his luck again three minutes later when he shot just wide of the post from the edge of the 18-yard box.
McGugan's goal seemed to stun Cardiff as Forest began to build up a head of steam as the interval approached.
In the 29th minute, former Bluebirds favourite Robert Earnshaw curled a delightful left-footed effort towards goal but Tom Heaton made a routine save.
Forest midfielder Guy Moussi then drilled a shot wide from before Whittingham rifled an effort over the bar for Cardiff.
The Bluebirds made a tactical switch at half-time, replacing the ineffective Michael Chopra with Daniel Drinkwater.
Yet Forest could have been 2-0 ahead eight minutes after the restart when an inswinging corner from Cohen was greeted by Moussi's header from six yards.
The ball flew over the crossbar but it summed up Forest's goal threat as Cardiff tried to haul themselves back into the game.
Adebola then had a shot saved by Heaton before Forest wrapped up the points with six minutes remaining.
McGugan showed intelligence to find Blackstock with a neat pass and the substitute striker, who had replaced Earnshaw in the 70th minute, fired home left-footed from 12 yards before succumbing to a serious-looking injury.
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