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Seyi Olofinjana has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Foul by Michael Collins on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Bobby Grant takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Tom Heaton. Close range shot by Andy Hughes goes over the bar.
Bobby Grant handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Josh Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Bobby Grant.
Eddie Nolan crosses the ball, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.
Seyi Olofinjana finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Cardiff 1-0 Scunthorpe.Assist on the goal came from Jason Koumas.
Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
Abdisalam Ibrahim on for Joe Garner.
Joe Garner is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Joe Garner on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Koumas.
Shot from 20 yards from Chris Burke. Blocked by Michael Nelson. Inswinging corner taken by Jason Koumas from the left by-line, Josh Wright makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Paul Quinn. Inswinging corner taken by Jason Koumas from the left by-line played to the near post, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
Aaron Ramsey crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Reid.
The ball is delivered by Seyi Olofinjana, Paul Reid makes a clearance.
Jon Parkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bellamy.
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, save by Josh Lillis.
The ball is delivered by Mark Hudson, Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis. Lee Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Chris Burke crosses the ball, clearance by Eddie Nolan.
Shot from outside the area by Joe Garner misses to the left of the goal.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Paul Reid gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dekel Keinan by Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.
Chris Burke crosses the ball, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Mark Duffy leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Collins.
Effort on goal by Craig Bellamy from just inside the area clears the bar.
Short corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the right by-line, The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance by Paul Reid.
The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Sam Togwell.
Chris Burke has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Centre by Paul Quinn.
Michael Chopra goes off and Jason Koumas comes on.
Joe Garner is caught offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin McNaughton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Mark Duffy, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.
Chris Burke takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Lee Miller is penalised for a handball. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Burke. Ben Gordon has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by Eddie Nolan. Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fouled by Andy Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Jay Bothroyd from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by Paul Reid.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Dekel Keinan. Direct free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Joe Garner is ruled offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Craig Bellamy misses to the left of the goal.
Ben Gordon fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Gordon takes the direct free kick.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas decides to take a short corner, The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey.
Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Nelson.
The ball is crossed by Jay Bothroyd, Josh Lillis makes a save.
Shot from 25 yards by Craig Bellamy. Save made by Josh Lillis.
The referee blows for offside against Lee Miller. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Andy Hughes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Joe Garner. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis. Michael Chopra produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Lee Miller. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.
The offside flag is raised against Michael Chopra. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Michael Nelson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
The official flags Ben Gordon offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Eddie Nolan.
The ball is crossed by Joe Garner, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Eddie Nolan.
Seyi Olofinjana fouled by Paul Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Bothroyd produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Sam Togwell makes a clearance.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy.
Paul Quinn produces a cross, Jay Bothroyd has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.
Ben Gordon crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Aaron Ramsey. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Direct free kick taken by Paul Quinn. Foul by Sam Togwell on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Bluebirds trio to be assessed
Aaron Ramsey, Peter Whittingham and Kevin McNaughton will be assessed ahead of Cardiff`s home clash against Scunthorpe.
Ramsey is suffering with tendinitis around his knee although it is nothing serious and manager Dave Jones will check on his condition as late as possible, although the on-loan Arsenal man will not be risked if he is not 100%.
Fellow midfielder Whittingham is suffering with a dead leg while full-back Kevin Naughton came off at half-time in last Sunday`s 1-0 win at Swansea with a hamstring problem.
Craig Bellamy netted a late wonder goal to secure all three points at the Liberty Stadium but with five games in 15 days now coming up he may well be rested against the struggling Iron.
Lee Naylor missed out against the Swans but is now back in full training, as is Stephen McPhail (hamstring) who will be keen to build on his return to the bench last weekend.
Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough is again beset by injuries for the trip but Abdisalam Ibrahim is available after suspension.
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy remains sidelined with a groin injury and defensive duo Rob Jones and David Mirfin are still out as they recover from back and thigh injuries respectively.
Rookie centre-back Niall Canavan is still troubled by tendonitis, Michael O'Connor remains out with a knee injury and Cliff Byrne is battling his way back to fitness after a back problem.
Garry Thompson, meanwhile, has undergone a minor operation on the groin injury which has disrupted his season.
The Iron have lost 10 of their last 12 games, are without a win at home since August and lie second-bottom of the Championship.
Olofinjana leaves Bluebirds flying high
Seyi Olofinjana headed home an 85th-minute winner to keep Cardiff in second spot in the npower Championship and increase Scunthorpe's relegation fears.
The Iron arrived in south Wales having lost 10 of their last 12 league games and in second-bottom place in the table.
They looked to have held on for a hard-earned point until Olofinjana rose to nod in a left-wing cross from Bluebirds substitute Jason Koumas.
On-loan Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas made his third start for the Bluebirds but Peter Whittingham missed out with a dead leg.
Scunthorpe made two changes to the side who were thumped 5-1 at home to Hull last weekend.
On-loan Chelsea defender Ben Gordon came in for Andrew Wright and Josh Wright replaced Bobby Grant in midfield.
Cardiff dominated the opening exchanges and in the sixth minute a cross by Paul Quinn was greeted by a firm header from Jay Bothroyd which flew wide.
The hosts threatened again in the 12th minute when Emmanuel-Thomas drilled in an 18-yard shot which missed the target.
Bothroyd then hit a free-kick from 35 yards which Scunthorpe's Sam Togwell did well to clear.
In the 21st minute a dangerous cross by Craig Bellamy was cleared by Michael Nelson as the hosts sought to make the breakthrough.
Six minutes later, the hosts went close again when Emmanuel-Thomas hit a fierce shot from 20 yards which Josh Lillis did well to parry clear.
Bellamy, who scored the winning goal in last weekend's win against Swansea, then warmed Lillis' hands before Olofinjana had a shot blocked by Nelson.
Cardiff threatened within eight minutes of the restart.
Andy Hughes fouled Emmanuel-Thomas and Bothroyd's free-kick flew narrowly over the crossbar.
Moments later Aaron Ramsey hit a shot from six yards which Eddie Nolan blocked and moments later Cardiff made a tactical switch as Chris Burke replaced Emmanuel-Thomas.
In the 59th minute, Bellamy crossed dangerously and Michael Chopra headed goalwards from 12 yards.
Lillis saved comfortably and then Cardiff's Kevin McNaughton drilled in a 20-yard shot which missed the target.
Burke then missed from distance as the Bluebirds struggled to make their opportunities pay.
Scunthorpe failed to create many opportunities themselves but they showed enough quality in defence to suggest they could hold on for a precious point.
Ramsey had a shot blocked by Paul Reid and Iron striker Joe Garner saw a 25-yard shot go narrowly wide.
However, the hosts finally made the breakthrough with five minutes remaining when Koumas swung in a fine cross.
The ball reached Olofinjana who swooped to head into the top corner from 12 yards out.
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