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Short corner taken by Kenny Miller from the right by-line.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
Joe Mason takes a shot. Clearance by Ryan Bennett.
A goal is scored by Paul Taylor from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-1 Peterborough.Assist on the goal came from Lee Tomlin.
Filip Kiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Frecklington. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.
Filip Kiss takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Emile Sinclair. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Filip Kiss misses to the right of the target.
Grant McCann produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Grant McCann goes wide left of the goal.
Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Lee Frecklington manages to make a clearance.
Peter Whittingham has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Taylor on Craig Conway. Peter Whittingham takes the indirect free kick.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner. The referee blows for offside. David Marshall takes the free kick. Craig Conway comes on in place of Don Cowie.
Foul by Joe Mason on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett. Caution for Joe Mason.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Joe Mason coming on for Haris Vuckic.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis. Filip Kiss produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant McCann on Filip Kiss. Indirect free kick taken by Don Cowie.
Filip Kiss on for Aron Gunnarsson.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McNaughton.
Emile Sinclair challenges Peter Whittingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Don Cowie. Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis. Corner from the left by-line taken by Don Cowie, Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Shot from deep inside the area by Rudy Gestede goes over the bar.
Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis. Peter Whittingham decides to take a short corner.
Grant McCann has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Lee Tomlin misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Don Cowie on Mark Little. Free kick taken by Lee Frecklington.
Kenny Miller produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Haris Vuckic has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Headed from the edge of the area by Rudy Gestede goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Lewis.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Emile Sinclair. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
George Boyd goes off and Lee Tomlin comes on. (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Emile Sinclair coming on for David Ball.
The referee gives a free kick against Peter Whittingham for handball. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Unfair challenge on Paul Taylor by Kevin McNaughton results in a free kick. Grant McCann produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Paul Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard.
Corner taken by Grant McCann, Rudy Gestede makes a clearance.
Gabriel Zakuani goes off and Mark Little comes on.
Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Haris Vuckic scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-0 Peterborough.Ben Turner provided the assist for the goal.
Kenny Miller takes a shot. Clearance by Matthew Briggs. Don Cowie takes the inswinging corner, Rudy Gestede scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Peterborough.The assist for the goal came from Don Cowie.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Briggs by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Goal scored by Peter Whittingham from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Peterborough.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Kevin McNaughton goes wide left of the goal.
Matthew Briggs takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McNaughton.
Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Joe Lewis makes a save.
Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Craig Alcock. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Whittingham, Header from deep inside the area by Anthony Gerrard goes over the bar.
Effort on goal by David Ball from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Matthew Briggs results in a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick. Matthew Briggs is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Kenny Miller has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Don Cowie, George Boyd makes a clearance.
Kenny Miller fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.
Aron Gunnarsson challenges Grant McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Grant McCann, save by Joe Lewis. Corner taken by Grant McCann, Ben Turner makes a clearance. Effort from outside the penalty box by Matthew Briggs goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Briggs on Aron Gunnarsson. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.
Haris Vuckic concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Frecklington. Matthew Briggs restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Peter Whittingham went wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Lee Frecklington results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.
Craig Alcock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rudy Gestede. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Taylor from the left by-line, Effort from the edge of the box by Lee Frecklington goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Paul Taylor takes a shot. Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.
Foul by Paul Taylor on Anthony Gerrard, free kick awarded. Anthony Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Whittingham concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Briggs. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.
Double doubt for Bluebirds
Cardiff are likely to be without both Stephen McPhail and Aron Gunnarsson as they look for their first npower Championship win in four attempts against Peterborough.
Gunnarsson hobbled off after just seven minutes of the 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday after tweaking his back and is very doubtful.
Meanwhile, fellow midfielder McPhail has turned to doctors to help control the onset of his Sjogren's syndrome and will be absent.
Filip Kiss came off the bench to deputise for Gunnarsson at Leicester and he is likely to continue in the middle of the park alongside Peter Whittingham.
On-loan striker Haris Vuckic, who started the match at the Foxes, could find his place under threat from Joe Mason and Rudy Gestede, while manager Malky Mackay is still waiting on the return of captain Mark Hudson from a calf strain.
Matthew Briggs is likely to make his Peterborough debut.
Briggs joined Posh on a month-long loan deal from Fulham last week and the England Under-21 international was poised for his Posh bow against West Ham on Saturday before the fixture against the Championship leaders was postponed. He is expected to go straight into the starting line-up.
A left-back by trade, Briggs can also play at centre-half or wide on the left but he should line up in his preferred position. That means Craig Alcock and Mark Little will contest the right-back slot and Tommy Rowe will revert to his midfield role.
Paul Taylor missed training last week due to illness. The forward was a doubt for the Hammers game but should be in contention for Tuesday night's trip to the Welsh capital.
Bluebirds punish Posh
Cardiff made a mockery of their recent form to record a comfortable 3-1 victory over Peterborough.
The Bluebirds had not won any of their last three npower Championship outings and had lost back-to-back matches going into the visit of Posh, but returned to winning ways in style at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The hosts started slowly and relied on a good save from David Marshall to keep Grant McCann's free-kick out early on but soon got into their stride and made the win safe before half-time.
Peter Whittingham scored straight from a corner to hand the hosts a fortunate lead just after the half-hour mark, before Rudy Gestede and Haris Vuckic put Cardiff out of sight at the break.
McCann went close for the visitors after the interval before Gestede struck the crossbar and Whittingham forced Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis into a good save as the hosts cranked up the pressure in the dying stages.
Paul Taylor grabbed a late consolation for Posh but that did not prevent Cardiff from cutting the gap on the automatic promotion places.
The visitors enjoyed the early sights of goal, with Taylor seeing his shot blocked by Anthony Gerrard and Lee Frecklington firing wide from the edge of the area, before Aron Gunnarsson shot over the bar for Cardiff on the volley.
The hosts seemed edgy and required a good save from Marshall to deny McCann's 20-yard free-kick after 17 minutes while Gerrard nodded over at the other end following Whittingham's set-piece from the left.
Marshall had to be alert once again to hold on to Frecklington's long-range effort in the 27th minute and Lewis fielded Gunnarsson's 25-yard volley moments later as both sides continued to try their luck from distance without success.
It looked as though it would take something special to break the deadlock and in the end it came in unusual circumstances after 34 minutes.
Whittingham floated in an inswinging corner from the right, which evaded everyone in the Peterborough penalty area and sailed into the back of the net.
The freak strike settled the Bluebirds' nerves and four minutes later they doubled their advantage.
Kenny Miller's effort was deflected out for a corner, which was whipped in by Don Cowie and headed home by Gestede from close range.
Having looked fragile in the first quarter of the match, Cardiff cantered into a three-goal lead at half-time.
On-loan forward Vuckic collected Ben Turner's pass, composed himself well and struck a low drive past Lewis.
After the interval, chances at first came at a premium for both sides.
McCann fired a long-range free-kick wide of Marshall's right-hand post, while Gerrard prevented Taylor's effort from reaching the Bluebirds keeper as Cardiff comfortably absorbed a spell of Peterborough pressure.
The home side soon created a bundle of opportunities of their own, however, with Gestede, Miller and Vuckic all failing to find their target with their respective attempts, before Lewis produced a fine save to tip Gestede's 25-yard strike over the bar.
Gestede then went within inches of scoring Cardiff's fourth of the evening after 69 minutes, but the Frenchman's header struck the woodwork from Cowie's corner.
Taylor converted Lee Tomlin's pass in second-half stoppage-time to give Peterborough's travelling contingent something to cheer.
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