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The ball is crossed by Stephen McPhail, Alejandro Faurlin manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang by Paul Quinn. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot.
Michael Chopra replaces Craig Bellamy. Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Wayne Routledge has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
Alejandro Faurlin crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Adel Taarabt, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.
Patrick Agyemang gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
Fitz Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Connolly.
The ball is crossed by Paul Quinn, clearance made by Bradley Orr.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Burke.
The ball is sent over by Adel Taarabt.
Adel Taarabt crosses the ball.
Seyi Olofinjana challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Quinn. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Seyi Olofinjana. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Adel Taarabt scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-2 QPR.Assist by Wayne Routledge.
Patrick Agyemang comes on in place of Tommy Smith.
Paul Quinn receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left channel, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy.
The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Burke fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, Paul Quinn fouled by Heidar Helguson, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
The ball is delivered by Jay Bothroyd.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Bellamy. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Dekel Keinan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, Kevin McNaughton makes a clearance.
Bradley Orr fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Centre by Jlloyd Samuel, clearance by Alejandro Faurlin.
Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Kevin McNaughton gets a block in.
Corner from left by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.
Craig Bellamy produces a cross, Matthew Connolly gets a block in.
Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Whittingham clears the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Paul Quinn, Bradley Orr makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Dekel Keinan misses to the right of the goal.
Craig Bellamy produces a cross, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.
A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy.
Craig Bellamy fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Chris Burke.
Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
A cross is delivered by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, clearance by Jlloyd Samuel.
Shaun Derry takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.
Seyi Olofinjana produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke, Header from deep inside the area by Seyi Olofinjana goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Heidar Helguson. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Bellamy grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-1 QPR.Jay Bothroyd provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
Peter Whittingham goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Adel Taarabt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana by Shaun Derry. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Tommy Smith is ruled offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Alejandro Faurlin misses to the left of the goal.
Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Header by Kaspars Gorkss from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Craig Bellamy. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Burke misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Jlloyd Samuel, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left channel, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Dekel Keinan misses to the right of the target.
Adel Taarabt finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 QPR.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Connolly by Jay Bothroyd. Matthew Connolly takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, Stephen McPhail manages to make a clearance.
Jay Bothroyd finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 QPR.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Stephen McPhail sends in a cross, save by Patrick Kenny.
Shot by Adel Taarabt from just outside the area goes over the net.
Rangers close in on Premier League
Jay Bothroyd will be okay for Cardiff`s crunch clash against QPR as second meets first in the Championship in the Welsh capital.
The 19-goal striker used Twitter last weekend to state he was nursing a sore groin, sustained in City`s 2-0 win at Sheffield United, which forced him off in the closing stages of Saturday`s 3-0 triumph at home to Portsmouth.
But manager Dave Jones has dismissed the complaint and insists Bothroyd will be raring to go at the Cardiff City Stadium.
In fact Jones is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns to contend with as the Bluebirds aim to record a fifth successive victory.
It remains to be seen whether Michael Chopra will be involved despite making a speedy recovery from his hamstring tear, but centre-back Mark Hudson (knee) and goalkeeper David Marshall (elbow) remain in the treatment room.
QPR boss Neil Warnock has no new injury worries as his side look for the win which will clinch promotion to the Premier League.
Kaspars Gorkss needed stiches in a head wound after a nasty collision with a television camera against Derby on Monday night, but he was able to finish the match and will be fine.
Fellow centre-half Fitz Hall could be added to the squad after recovering from a groin injury.
Warnock could make one or two changes to his line-up after a tired-looking display in the goalless draw against the Rams.
Peter Ramage is not match fit after his cruciate injury and Lee Cook (knee) and Jamie Mackie (broken leg) are long-term absentees.
QPR promotion party on ice
QPR's promotion party remains on hold despite twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Cardiff in a captivating clash in the npower Championship.
Neil Warnock`s side went into the encounter knowing victory would seal their return to the Barclays Premier League after a 15-year absence, although they can now do so with victory over Hull at Loftus Road on Easter Monday.
For Cardiff, a draw was not really good enough for their automatic promotion ambitions and they now sit one point behind second-placed Norwich with just three matches remaining.
A blistering start, with two goals inside the opening 10 minutes, set the pattern for a pulsating afternoon.
At the heart of it was enigmatic QPR skipper Adel Taarabt, who showed why he is the Championship`s player of the year with two great finishes, the second of which came in the 71st minute to cancel equally impressive first-half efforts from City`s star duo Jay Bothroyd and Craig Bellamy.
R`s striker Heidar Helguson had promotion within his grasp in the 89th minute, but he could only find the side-netting with the goal at his mercy.
Both sides were unchanged from their last outing and it was Bellamy who set up the first clear opening for Peter Whittingham after just three minutes, but the 10-goal midfielder failed to connect properly with his shot and Paddy Kenny saved well.
But it mattered little as Bothroyd soon broke the deadlock in stunning fashion.
The former Arsenal trainee picked up the ball on the right touchline and skipped inside a challenge before curling a delightful left-footed effort from 18 yards into the top corner off the crossbar.
But anything Bothroyd could do, Taarabt could match.
The Moroccan saw a corner returned to him on the left but an acute angle mattered little as he planted a stunning curling shot beyond the reach of Stephen Bywater and into the far corner.
Despite the pace of the opening stages slowing slightly, half chances continued to flow at either end.
And the majority of the 26,058 inside the Cardiff City Stadium were brought to their feet again in the 35th minute.
Bothroyd was allowed time to send over an inswinging cross from the right which Matthew Connolly failed to deal with, even using his hand in the process, and the ball squirmed through to Bellamy to swivel and smash past Kenny into the top corner.
Bywater preserved City`s lead going into the break, producing a great diving save after Shaun Derry`s shot took two deflections.
Whittingham wasted his second good chance of the afternoon shortly after the restart.
Unsurprisingly, the pace of the second half failed to match that of the first and that was reflected in the lack of clear-cut opportunities created.
But Taarabt made sure he did not waste the one which did come his way in the 71st minute, shrugging off the attentions of Kevin McNaughton to bring down Wayne Routledge`s chipped forward pass and beat Bywater from just inside the area.
Bellamy was denied by Kenny but it was Helguson who passed up the best chance of victory, somehow shooting wide from close range late on.
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