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  • Date:01 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:21,405
  • Bothroyd (47)
    Bellamy (90)
  • Leigertwood (20) Manset (90)
Goal!

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94:19 +4.19

Booking for Matt Mills for dissent. The referee books Jobi McAnuff for dissent. Michael Chopra receives a caution. Craig Bellamy finds the net with a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-2 Reading.Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded.

93:14 +3.14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Noel Hunt on Lee Naylor. Tom Heaton takes the free kick. Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Aaron Ramsey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

92:02 +2.02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Matt Mills. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

91:02 +1.02

A goal is scored by Mathieu Manset from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-2 Reading.Assist by Noel Hunt.

90:10 +0.10

Header by Mathieu Manset from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

88:38

The offside flag is raised against Michael Chopra. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

88:22

Matt Mills challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.

87:47

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

87:11

Unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

86:48

The referee blows for offside against Jimmy Kebe. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

85:57

Noel Hunt shown a yellow card. Noel Hunt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor. Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

84:59

Jon Parkin replaces Jay Bothroyd.

83:12

Ian Harte sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Naylor.

81:53

A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

81:38

Chris Burke crosses the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson makes a clearance.

81:22

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

79:29

Lee Naylor fouled by Mathieu Manset, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

78:17

Mathieu Manset is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

77:40

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

75:44

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Chris Burke coming on for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

75:07

The ball is sent over by Andy Griffin, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Noel Hunt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

73:59

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

73:36

The ball is swung over by Noel Hunt, clearance made by Lee Naylor.

72:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, save by Adam Federici.

71:28

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, clearance by Ivar Ingimarsson.

71:09

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Ivar Ingimarsson.

70:04

Simon Church goes off and Mathieu Manset comes on.

69:19

Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Harte. Free kick taken by Ivar Ingimarsson.

67:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

67:40

Ivar Ingimarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Jay Bothroyd restarts play with the free kick.

66:56

Corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.

66:13

Jimmy Kebe fouled by Lee Naylor, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.

65:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Jay Bothroyd. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

63:12

Mark Hudson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the right by-line, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood. Mark Hudson challenges Jobi McAnuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

61:36

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Noel Hunt.

60:21

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, blocked by Peter Whittingham. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Hudson.

59:23

Aaron Ramsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Church. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.

58:46

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Adam Federici.

57:36

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

54:30

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

51:26

The ball is swung over by Paul Quinn, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

50:13

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.

47:51

Jay Bothroyd grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Reading.

46:55 +1.55

Simon Church challenges Kevin McNaughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

46:55

Mark Hudson fouled by Simon Church, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

46:13 +1.13

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

45:51

Corner taken short by Craig Bellamy.

45:22 +0.22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Ian Harte. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

45:01

Seyi Olofinjana leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Chopra.

43:57

Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Ivar Ingimarsson, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

43:26

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Mark Hudson. Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

41:45

Jobi McAnuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

38:47

Seyi Olofinjana challenges Jem Karacan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

38:29

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, save made by Adam Federici.

37:37

Foul by Ian Harte on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

36:22

Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

35:12

Andy Griffin produces a cross, Tom Heaton makes a save.

33:26

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Bellamy, Jem Karacan makes a clearance.

33:14

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Harte.

32:27

Foul by Mark Hudson on Ivar Ingimarsson, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

31:35

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Ivar Ingimarsson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Ivar Ingimarsson manages to make a clearance.

29:59

Jay Bothroyd crosses the ball, Ivar Ingimarsson manages to make a clearance.

29:49

The ball is crossed by Jay Bothroyd, Andy Griffin manages to make a clearance.

27:15

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

25:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Church on Mark Hudson. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

24:05

Noel Hunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

23:21

The referee blows for offside against Craig Bellamy. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

22:10

Jobi McAnuff decides to take a short corner, The ball is crossed by Jem Karacan, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance. Noel Hunt delivers the ball, Tom Heaton makes a save.

20:55

Goal scored by Mikele Leigertwood from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 Reading.Jimmy Kebe provided the assist for the goal.

19:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivar Ingimarsson by Jay Bothroyd. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

19:22

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

17:16

Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Long.

13:53

Foul by Jem Karacan on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick,

12:50

Peter Whittingham takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

12:10

Simon Church is ruled offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

9:35

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

5:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Lee Naylor. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

3:52

Foul by Mark Hudson on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

2:55

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Seyi Olofinjana makes a clearance.

2:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Naylor on Jimmy Kebe. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Ramsey in line for Bluebirds start Aaron Ramsey could well make his second Cardiff debut when Reading visit the Welsh capital. The midfielder left the Bluebirds for Arsenal in June 2008 but returned to Cardiff last Saturday on a one-month loan deal, although his clearance was not received in time for him to feature in the 4-2 triumph over Watford. His bow could now come against the Royals, although manager Dave Jones has a selection decision to make with virtually a fully-fit squad of riches at his disposal. Jay Bothroyd, Michael Chopra, Craig Bellamy, Peter Whittingham, Seyi Olofinjana and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas formed a devastating forward and midfield six against the Hornets, which had City 3-0 ahead just after the half-hour mark. And with the likes of Jon Parkin, Gavin Rae, Chris Burke, Darcy Blake and Jason Koumas on the fringes, Jones has an embarrassment of options to select from. Midfielder Stephen McPhail does miss out, however, as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury, while on-loan striker Andy Keogh has been recalled by Wolves and instead loaned out to Bristol City. Reading are waiting on the fitness of Jimmy Kebe. Winger Kebe has been one of the Royals' most instrumental players this season but missed the FA Cup win at Stevenage at the weekend through illness. He is being monitored and could return in Wales. Central defender Alex Pearce also missed out at the weekend with a thigh injury and is likely to be unavailable again, meaning club captain Ivar Ingimarsson will continue after his recovery from a long-term hamstring problem. January signings Mathieu Manset, Brett Williams and Sean Morrison could all travel and be included for the first time. Strikers Manset and Williams arrived from Hereford and Eastleigh respectively while centre-half Morrison has come in from Swindon. The trio were all cup-tied for the Stevenage game but could feature.

Formation:442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Tom Heaton
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Mark Hudson
  • Paul Quinn
  • Lee Naylor
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Seyi Olofinjana
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • Craig Bellamy
  • SUBS
  • David Marshall
  • Michael Chopra
  • Chris Burke
  • Dekel Keinan
  • Jon Parkin
  • Jason Koumas
  • Darcy Blake

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Match Report

Bell tolls for Royals Craig Bellamy's last-gasp free-kick rescued a crucial npower Championship point for Cardiff in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Reading. Reading looked like they had stolen the points when Mathieu Manset scored in the 89th minute - only for Bellamy to lash in from 30 yards. Reading went ahead when midfielder Mikele Leigertwood scored for the second time in three days but McDermott then saw top scorer Shane Long limp off with a hip injury. Dave Jones' side were much improved after the break and grabbed an equaliser when Jay Bothroyd slotted in his 17th goal of the season after an error from Adam Federici. Manset - a January signing from League Two strugglers Hereford - came off the bench to fire in but Brian McDermott's side were denied a vital three points in their quest for promotion by Bellamy. Cardiff started well and Peter Whittingham had two efforts from the edge of the area over the top before Bellamy rattled the frame of the goal. Jem Karacan fouled Bothroyd 25 yards from goal and the on-loan Manchester City man stepped up to whip a superb free-kick over the wall and past Federici only to see the ball thump off the crossbar. Long was then replaced by Noel Hunt after struggling for a few minutes but Reading grew into the game without him. First winger Jobi McAnuff tricked his way into the area before thumping a shot straight at City goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Leigertwood then found the opener in the 21st minute. Jimmy Kebe twisted inside left-back Lee Naylor before cutting the ball back to the edge of the area. Leigertwood arrived late to drill in a low shot which took a huge deflection off defender Paul Quinn to wrong foot Heaton and find the corner. Bellamy tested Federici with a low shot from the edge of the area as Cardiff looked to respond before Federici reacted well to claw a header off the line. Kebe then saw Heaton keep out his powerful drive as the half came to a close. Michael Chopra came off the bench at half-time and his side were level within three minutes of the restart. Federici completely mishit a drop-kick to the feet of Bothroyd some 30 yards from goal and the England cap strode into the area, rounded the Australian goalkeeper and passed the ball into the net. Chopra was looking lively after his introduction and dragged a shot wide on the turn as the hosts pushed on for a winner. And they came desperately close when Mark Hudson floated a header onto the crossbar and Chopra saw his follow-up bravely blocked by Ian Harte. Harte then flashed a free-kick across the face of goal before Cardiff substitute Chris Burke wasted a great chance. Bellamy beat his man and thumped in a low shot which Federici beat away to the penalty spot. Burke was arriving quickly and could not adjust his feet quickly enough as he slapped a shot over the bar. Manset then grabbed his first Championship goal when Hunt crossed from the right for a tap in but there was still time for an equaliser. The Bluebirds won a debatable free-kick 30 yards from goal and Bellamy curled a fine effort into the bottom corner.

Form Guide

    WLLWDW
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WDLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 10/11/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 10/04/2010
  • Reading
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 16/09/2009
  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 26/12/2008
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 25/11/2008
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 5
  • Reading
  • 08/04/2006

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 14
  • C Bellamy 6
  • M Chopra 6
  • S Olofinjana 4
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • G Rae 1
  • G Gyepes 1
  • J Parkin 1

Reading

  • S Long 7
  • JB Kebe 5
  • N Hunt 4
  • S Church 4
  • I Harte 3
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Antonio 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 45
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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