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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:22,199
  • Miller (14) Hudson (68)
    Conway (90)
  • Futacs (38)
    Halford (48)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:49 +1.49

Craig Conway gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-2 Portsmouth.

91:30 +1.30

Benjani Mwaruwari concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

91:02 +1.02

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Clearance made by Greg Halford.

89:52

Corner taken by Craig Conway played to the near post, clearance by Tal Ben-Haim.

88:25

Benjani Mwaruwari gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

87:35

Erik Huseklepp leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Webster.

84:57

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

83:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Pearce on Kenny Miller. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

83:09

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Taylor.

82:25

Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Marko Futacs results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

80:51

Tal Ben-Haim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.

78:10

The referee blows for offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

75:57

Foul by Tal Ben-Haim on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

74:46

Marko Futacs handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mark Hudson.

73:05

Don Cowie challenges Liam Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

68:52

Mark Hudson grabs a headed goal from close in. Cardiff 2-2 Portsmouth.Assist by Craig Conway.

64:08

Craig Conway fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Kenny Miller takes the direct free kick. Marko Futacs receives a yellow card.

63:08

Benjani Mwaruwari joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kelvin Etuhu.

62:54

Effort on goal by Joel Ward from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

61:11

Dave Kitson fouled by Darcy Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Pearce takes the free kick.

59:51

Effort on goal by Craig Conway from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

58:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.

56:55

Foul by Marko Futacs on Darcy Blake, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

56:39

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

54:55

Marko Futacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Turner. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

53:02

Marko Futacs takes a shot.

52:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Kelvin Etuhu. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

47:41

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Goal scored by Greg Halford from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-2 Portsmouth.Assist by Dave Kitson.

47:28

Dave Kitson takes a shot.

47:03

Foul by Marko Futacs on Mark Hudson, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the free kick.

45:27

Joe Mason fouled by Tal Ben-Haim, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick, save by Stephen Henderson.

45:13 +0.13

Liam Lawrence takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Joe Mason.

44:03

Liam Lawrence takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

42:53

Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Joe Mason takes the direct free kick.

40:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tal Ben-Haim on Joe Mason. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

38:41

Marko Futacs finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Portsmouth.Assist by Erik Huseklepp.

36:06

Effort from outside the penalty box by Darcy Blake goes wide right of the target.

35:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Huseklepp by Mark Hudson. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.

33:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Peter Whittingham. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.

31:55

Effort from inside the area by Kenny Miller misses to the left of the target.

29:43

Corner from left by-line taken by Don Cowie.

25:41

The referee blows for offside against Kelvin Etuhu. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

24:32

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

23:55

Kelvin Etuhu takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.

22:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Kenny Miller makes a clearance.

21:37

Shot by Dave Kitson. Save by David Marshall.

20:12

Joe Mason takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

18:38

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Marko Futacs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dave Kitson takes the free kick.

16:25

Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

14:34

A goal is scored by Kenny Miller from close in high into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Ben Turner.

13:43

Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Marko Futacs.

10:04

Unfair challenge on Marko Futacs by Ben Turner results in a free kick. Hayden Mullins takes the direct free kick.

9:13

Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

7:15

Handball decision goes against Kenny Miller. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

6:49

Don Cowie takes a shot. Kenny Miller gets a block in.

5:22

Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

3:04

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Ben Turner results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.

2:01

Corner from left by-line taken by Don Cowie.

Match Preview

Bluebirds wait on trio Cardiff are sweating over the fitness of three players ahead of their npower Championship clash with Portsmouth on Saturday. Rudy Gestede, Kevin McNaughton and Robert Earnshaw will all be given as much time as possible to recover from their respective injuries in time to face Pompey. Striker Gestede has been struggling with an ankle problem and has missed the Bluebirds' last two matches, while Earnshaw has been receiving treatment on a muscle strain. Full-back McNaughton has been in and out of the side because of injuries in the past two months, and the Scot is currently recuperating from a calf niggle with Darcy Blake set to fill in once more should he not be fit enough to feature this weekend. Portsmouth have a host of injury worries and the suspension of David Norris to contend with ahead of the trip. Midfielder Norris starts a three-match ban after he received a straight red card against West Ham last weekend. The 1-0 defeat to the Hammers proved costly for Pompey with defender Aaron Mokoena and midfielder Hayden Mullins picking up injuries. Mokoena is struggling with a hamstring problem and Mullins a calf injury, joining striker Luke Varney (knee) and centre-half Ricardo Rocha (calf) in the treatment room. Boss Michael Appleton is also without Hermann Hriedarsson after the veteran left-back completed his move to Coventry this week. Teenagers Ryan Williams and Adam Webster are set to be involved while Appleton has been linked with former Manchester City winger Kelvin Etuhu.

Formation:451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 4411Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

  • David Marshall
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Mark Hudson
  • Darcy Blake
  • Ben Turner
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Don Cowie
  • Craig Conway
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Joe Mason
  • Kenny Miller
  • SUBS
  • Tom Heaton
  • Filip Kiss
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Paul Quinn
  • Stephen McPhail

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Match Report

Bluebirds leave it late Craig Conway struck in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to ensure a vital 3-2 npower Championship victory for Cardiff against Portsmouth. Conway's low drive found the bottom corner with seconds remaining in the match to help the Bluebirds come from behind to secure the win. Kenny Miller had earlier handed Cardiff the advantage on the quarter-hour mark, planting the ball past Pompey goalkeeper Stephen Henderson from Peter Whittingham's cross after the hosts spent the majority of the early stages in their visitors' half. Darcy Blake, Miller and Joe Mason had good chances to extend the Bluebirds' lead in an opening period dominated by the Welsh outfit, but Pompey equalised seven minutes before half-time through Marko Futacs, who capitalised on an error by home keeper David Marshall to slot home. The visitors went in front four minutes after the break, with Greg Halford firing beyond Marshall, but the lead lasted just 20 minutes before Mark Hudson levelled once again ahead of Conway's winner. Cardiff's first chance of the match came after six minutes, but Aron Gunnarsson could only fire wide when he was played through on goal by Whittingham as the hosts started on the front foot. Don Cowie also tried his luck without success for the Bluebirds in the early stages before the home side made the most of their dominance to take the lead in the 15th minute. Whittingham's corner was half-cleared by the fist of Henderson but the in-form playmaker delivered the ball back into the area where Miller was on hand to find the back of the net on the half-volley. The Pompey keeper was called into action moments later when he had to be alert to hold onto Mason's effort. The visitors had to wait until the 22nd minute for their first sight of goal, but Dave Kitson was unable to beat Marshall, while Kelvin Etuhu saw his effort saved by the home keeper two minutes later as Portsmouth began to stage a revival. Chances were coming thick and fast for both sides, with Miller being denied a second by Henderson before the Scottish striker shot wide when well placed inside the box. Blake also missed the target at the end of a barnstorming run from halfway, as Cardiff cranked up the pressure in the lead-up to half-time. But despite all the hosts' opportunities, Pompey levelled after 38 minutes. Marshall spilled Erich Huseklepp's cross into the path of Hungarian striker Futacs, who gleefully seized on the chance to notch his third goal for the south-coast club. The equaliser came against the run of play but three minutes after half-time the visitors turned the game on its head. Liam Lawrence's corner was not properly cleared by the Cardiff defence and Halford was on hand to beat Marshall on the turn and hand Portsmouth the lead. Cardiff countered, with Andrew Taylor forcing a save out of Henderson and Conway shooting wide from inside the area, before the promotion-chasing hosts got themselves back on level terms. Conway provided the assist, crossing for captain Hudson who nodded past Henderson. Clear-cut chances were at a premium in the final quarter, and the game seemed to be meandering towards a draw, before the Bluebirds dug deep to find a late, late winner. A quick free-kick found its way to Conway, whose low effort found the bottom-right corner to earn Cardiff three crucial points.

Form Guide

    DLDWWD
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • WDLDWL

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 27/08/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 16/04/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 28/08/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 23/03/1985
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 06/10/1984
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 21/01/1984

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • K Miller 8
  • P Whittingham 5
  • AE Gunnarsson 5
  • J Mason 4
  • R Earnshaw 3
  • D Cowie 3
  • M Hudson 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • C Conway 1
  • A Gerrard 1
  • B Turner 1
  • R Gestede 1
  • F Kiss 1
  • J Ralls 1

Portsmouth

  • D Norris 5
  • L Varney 5
  • D Kitson 3
  • E Huseklepp 3
  • J Ward 2
  • M Futacs 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • H Mullins 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • J Pearce 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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