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  • Date:28 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:22,502
  • Miller (55) Miller (62)
  • De Ridder (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Dekel Keinan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Mason.

93mins

Steve De Ridder fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-1 Southampton.Assist by Richard Lambert.

91mins

Peter Whittingham decides to take a short corner.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve De Ridder on Solomon Taiwo. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Solomon Taiwo is brought on as a substitute for Filip Kiss.

82mins

Shot on goal by Kenny Miller from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

82mins

Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana from the left by-line, save by David Marshall.

78mins

Mark Hudson challenges Steve De Ridder unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Lallana crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Peter Whittingham.

77mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado by Kenny Miller. Direct free kick taken by Frazer Richardson.

76mins

Richard Chaplow has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

75mins

Header on goal by Steve De Ridder from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gerrard on Steve De Ridder. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

73mins

Filip Kiss challenges Jack Cork unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Chaplow replaces Jack Cork. Jos Hooiveld restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Richard Lambert produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Quinn by Morgan Schneiderlin. Paul Quinn takes the free kick.

67mins

Paul Quinn comes on in place of Kevin McNaughton.

66mins

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

65mins

Handball by Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

63mins

Kenny Miller scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Aron Gunnarsson.

63mins

The referee cautions Anthony Gerrard for dissent.

60mins

Kevin McNaughton challenges Steve De Ridder unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Fox, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

59mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Fox, Header from close range by Guly Do Prado clears the bar.

59mins

Adam Lallana takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

58mins

Jack Cork goes into the referee's book for dissent.

57mins

David Connolly leaves the field to be replaced by Steve De Ridder.

56mins

Kenny Miller finds the back of the net with a headed goal from just inside the edge of the penalty box. Cardiff 1-0 Southampton.

55mins

Jack Cork takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Frazer Richardson by Darcy Blake results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Mark Hudson.

52mins

Guly Do Prado fouled by Filip Kiss, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.

50mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Richard Lambert misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

David Connolly takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Marshall.

46mins

Adam Lallana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Mark Hudson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Guly Do Prado manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Peter Whittingham handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Don Cowie.

43mins

Jose Fonte concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Miller. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Unfair challenge on David Connolly by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Daniel Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Peter Whittingham.

38mins

Guly Do Prado challenges Filip Kiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Whittingham has an effort direct from the free kick.

37mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

36mins

Short corner taken by Adam Lallana.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie by David Connolly. David Marshall takes the free kick.

33mins

Mark Hudson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Connolly. Strike comes in from Daniel Fox from the free kick.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Morgan Schneiderlin. Free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.

30mins

Guly Do Prado produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

29mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Don Cowie clears the bar.

27mins

Jose Fonte challenges Kenny Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.

25mins

Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Filip Kiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

22mins

Daniel Fox fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

21mins

David Connolly takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

20mins

The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

19mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line played to the near post, Guly Do Prado makes a clearance.

15mins

Don Cowie takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Lambert.

15mins

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Richardson.

13mins

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, David Marshall makes a comfortable save.

13mins

Corner taken by Jack Cork from the right by-line, Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Filip Kiss by Jos Hooiveld. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left channel, save by Kelvin Davis.

8mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Fox.

6mins

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Quadruple blow for Bluebirds but trio boost Saints Cardiff are without a number of key players for the visit of Southampton. The Bluebirds saw midfielder Craig Conway (ankle), defender Mark Hudson (ankle) and strikers Robert Earnshaw (thigh) and Rudy Gestede (hamstring) all pick up knocks during the goalless draw with Leicester on Sunday. And the quartet join centre-back Ben Turner and Dekel Keinan (ankle) on the casualty list. Playmaker Stephen McPhail may be fit after suffering a hamstring injury last week while Andrew Taylor is also hoping to be considered, but manager Malky Mackay has been trawling the loan market for temporary replacements. Joe Mason is expected to start up front with Kenny Miller. Dan Harding, Radhi Jaidi and Lee Barnard are back in contention for Saints. Harding has missed the last four matches after jarring his knee in training but is fit again and set to challenge Dan Fox for the left-back spot. Centre-half Jaidi (knee) and striker Barnard (ankle) could be involved in the squad for the first time this season having finally resumed training. Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin may have played his way into the starting line-up after his goalscoring cameo as a substitute secured a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday. Defender Dan Seaborne is the only absentee as he continues to recover from the head injuries he suffered in an assault outside a nightclub earlier this month.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • David Marshall
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Mark Hudson
  • Anthony Gerrard
  • Darcy Blake
  • Filip Kiss
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Don Cowie
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Kenny Miller
  • Joe Mason
  • SUBS
  • Elliot Parish
  • Dekel Keinan
  • Paul Quinn
  • Solomon Taiwo
  • Ben Turner

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Match Report

Miller double sinks Saints Kenny Miller`s brace ensured Cardiff inflicted only a second defeat of the season on early npower Championship pacesetters Southampton. The Scot`s well-taken double, within seven second-half minutes, settled a finely-balanced affair which provided little in the way of clear-cut openings in the first half. That all changed after the break and Miller broke the deadlock with a brave header past onrushing Saints keeper Kelvin Davis from David Marshall`s long ball upfield, before then finishing off good work from Aron Gunnarsson. It could have been a different story, however, had Saints taken the second-half chances that fell to Rickie Lambert, twice, and Adam Lallana before, in between and after City`s goals. Substitute Steve De Ridder did grab an injury-time consolation but it is now two games without victory for Nigel Adkins` side after they salvaged a late draw at Burnley on Saturday, although Saints remain top of the table on goal difference after Middlesbrough could only draw 0-0 at home to Leicester. Sixth-placed Cardiff, meanwhile, have still only suffered one defeat all season and are now unbeaten in six, although four of those have been drawn. Saints skipper Dean Hammond dropped to the bench for the first time in a league match this season, replaced by Morgan Schneiderlin, while Cardiff handed starts to Darcy Blake and youngster Joe Mason having lost Lee Naylor, Craig Conway, Robert Earnshaw and Rudy Gestede all to injury. Southampton, playing their usual brand of well-worked attacking football, started the brighter of the two sides but it was Cardiff who first threatened the scoreline after 15 minutes, Miller seeing his effort blocked by Frazer Richardson. City weathered the early storm and after Saints striker David Connolly had seen his strike blocked at the other end by Mark Hudson - who shrugged off an ankle injury to start- went closest to breaking the deadlock just before the half-hour. Don Cowie combined well with Mason but could only shoot off target from 12 yards when well placed. Guly Do Prado almost made the hosts pay when he fired narrowly wide for Saints, before Danny Fox and Peter Whittingham sent respective free-kicks over the crossbar. And as the half-time whistle blew, it remained anyone`s game in the Welsh capital. The second half proved a much more entertaining affair and Lambert could have headed Southampton into a 50th-minute lead but nodded wide following confusion in Cardiff`s defence. And the visitors were made to pay for their wastefulness just six minutes later when Marshall launched a long kick downfield and Miller beat Jose Fonte before racing clear to head past Davis and into an empty net. Marshall proved his worth between the sticks soon after when he produced a terrific save to deny Lallana. And Miller then made it two-nil when he converted from close range after great play from Gunnarsson. Lambert was again guilty of heading a clear-cut opening wide of target as Saints were discovering it was not to be their night. And even though substitute De Ridder pounced to net a 93rd-minute consolation, the Bluebirds held on. end

possession


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