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  • Bothroyd (45)
  • Quinn (67)
  • Date:2010-03-24
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ninian Park
  • Attendance:18715
  • Referee:McDermid, D

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90mins

The referee has booked Lee Williamson.

90mins

Andy Taylor is replaced by Matthew Lowton.

87mins

The referee has booked Andy Taylor.

82mins

Ross McCormack is replaced by Michael Chopra.

71mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Glen Little with Lee Williamson.

67mins

Goal!! Stephen Quinn scores for Sheff Utd.

65mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Jordan Stewart with Mark Yeates.

62mins

The referee has booked Jay Bothroyd.

58mins

The referee has booked Stephen Quinn.

51mins

Darcy Blake goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

45mins

Goal!! Jay Bothroyd scores for Cardiff.

11mins

Nyron Nosworthy is booked for unsporting behaviour.

3mins

The referee has booked Paul Connolly.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Cardiff face Sheff Utd at 7:45pm on Wednesday, March 24th.


Match Report

Play-off rivals Cardiff City and Sheffield United had to be content with a point apiece following a 1-1 stalemate at the City Stadium.

City made one change from the side that beat Watford, with Tony Capaldi taking over from the injured Mark Kennedy, while there was a welcome return to the bench for Kelvin Etuhu.

The Blades were missing a number of first-team players including Wales international Ched Evans.

Jay Bothroyd had the crowd on their feet straight from the kick-off when he strode through the middle before lashing a low shot just wide of the post.

Ross McCormack was the next to bear down on goal but he delayed his shot and the chance was lost.

By the 11th minute, Paul Connolly and Nyron Nosworthy had both received yellow cards as the United defence struggled to keep the Bluebirds at bay with Bothroyd, Peter Whittingham and McCormack all testing keeper Steve Simonsen.

Despite putting the visitors under pressure, City were unable to get the goal their superiority deserved until the 44th minute.
Paul Quinn released Chris Burke down the right flank and he passed inside to Bothroyd.

City's skipper turned on the ball and hammered a 20 yarder into the net with Simonsen rooted to the spot.

Darcy Blake was harshly booked five minutes into the second period after a challenge on Simonsen as City started where they left off and then Quinn was yellow-carded after hitting the referee with the ball after yet another free-kick was given against his side.

Bothroyd was shown the fifth yellow card of the evening in the 62nd minute for allegedly diving in the area. That was his 10th of the season and he will be suspended for the next two matches.

Totally against the run of play the Blades were level four minutes later when David Marshall pushed out a close range shot from substitute Mark Yeates only for Quinn to push home the loose ball.

Michael Chopra replaced McCormack in the 82nd minute and with his first strike on goal rapped the Blades crossbar, but that was the closest they came and they had to be content with a point.

Cardiff City

Sheffield United

Corners

74

Fouls

1017

Goal attempts

155

Shots off target

51

Offsides

12

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