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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Clearance by Ben Turner.
Rickie Lambert goes off and Sam Gallagher comes on.
Header by Steven Caulker misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Kevin Theophile-Catherine cleared the target.
Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on James Ward-Prowse.
Rickie Lambert manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Craig Noone.
Gaston Ramirez manages to make a clearance.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Fraizer Campbell fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick.
Jay Rodriguez goes off and Gaston Ramirez comes on.
Shot by Craig Noone went wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse from the left by-line.
Ben Turner makes a clearance.
Bo-Kyung Kim joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aron Gunnarsson.
James Ward-Prowse comes on in place of Adam Lallana.
Luke Shaw manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Jordon Mutch.
Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.
Aron Gunnarsson challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David Marshall takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Jack Cork.
Morgan Schneiderlin crosses the ball.
The referee blows for offside against Fraizer Campbell.
Calum Chambers challenges Andreas Cornelius unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Centre by Luke Shaw.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Ben Turner.
Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.
Steven Davis takes the free kick.
Ben Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Rickie Lambert.
Shot by Fraizer Campbell went over.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Turner by Rickie Lambert.
Craig Noone sends in a cross.
Andrew Taylor goes off and Declan John comes on.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
Foul by Rickie Lambert on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded.
Fraizer Campbell challenges Jose Fonte unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Luke Shaw takes a shot. David Marshall blocks the ball.
Fraizer Campbell sends in a cross.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez is ruled offside.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal.
Steven Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Jay Rodriguez sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Adam Lallana.
Luke Shaw takes a shot. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.
Paulo Gazzaniga manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by Fraizer Campbell goes over the frame of the goal.
Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham.
The second half kicks off.
Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
The referee blows for half time.
Clearance made by Luke Shaw.
Fraizer Campbell fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick.
Andreas Cornelius comes on in place of Peter Odemwingie.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.
Centre by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Adam Lallana.
Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Adam Lallana challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Craig Noone produces a cross.
Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Paulo Gazzaniga, free kick awarded.
Andrew Taylor has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine by Adam Lallana.
Rickie Lambert grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Cardiff 0-3 Southampton.
Rickie Lambert scores with their right foot. Cardiff 0-3 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Jay Rodriguez.
Corner taken short by Adam Lallana.
Craig Noone fouled by Luke Shaw, the ref awards a free kick.
Short corner taken by Steven Davis from the .
Jack Cork concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Odemwingie.
Rickie Lambert takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Craig Noone makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Rickie Lambert.
Unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Craig Noone results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Jack Cork.
Jay Rodriguez scores with a right foot finish. Cardiff 0-2 Southampton.Assist by Rickie Lambert.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Aron Gunnarsson.
Jordon Mutch fouled by Luke Shaw, the ref awards a free kick.
Luke Shaw takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Jay Rodriguez scores with a left foot finish. Cardiff 0-1 Southampton.Adam Lallana provided the assist for the goal.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Centre by Calum Chambers.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Ben Turner.
The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor.
Steven Davis makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Calum Chambers.
The ball is sent over by Calum Chambers.
Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the game started.
Mackay urges fans to back his team
Malky Mackay is happy for the Cardiff fans to give vent to their feelings when the Bluebirds face Southampton on Boxing Day.
The Scot is set to be in charge of the Welsh club having been given a reprieve of sorts in the wake of owner Vincent Tan's ultimatum that he resign or be sacked.
When releasing a statement saying Mackay would be in charge of the club for the "foreseeable future", chairman Mehmet Dalman had appealed to fans not to display any 'Tan Out' banners at the clash with the Saints, but rather show messages encouraging owner and manager to sort out their differences.
But Mackay, who has been "humbled" by the support he has received from the Bluebirds' faithful, offered no advice to fans, other than to ask them to back his team as they have done throughout the campaign.
"Our fans are the lifeblood of the club," said Mackay.
"When I'm gone and the owner is gone the fans will still be supporting the team. What they want to sing and what they want to say is down to themselves.
"They are intelligent people who have got their own opinions about the football club but I know they will get behind the football team like they have always done from the first day I have arrived there.
"I will always be thankful for that. If they do that then there can be enjoyment of watching their team in the Premier League."
But Mackay insists, despite the upheaval of the past week and his ongoing wait to hold crunch talks with Tan and Dalman, it will be business as usual for his players.
He said: "The players have trained as they always do. We have gone through our structure of a normal day and I have not lost focus.
"We have big games to prepare for and no matter what goes on, that's my number one focus for this club and it always will be."
Cardiff will face a Southampton side whose form has dropped off in recent weeks. The Saints had been in the top four, but a run of six games without a win has dropped them to ninth.
But Mackay expects Mauricio Pochettino's side to hand his side a tough test at Cardiff City Stadium, and pointedly referred to them as an example for the Welsh club to follow.
"Southampton is going to be a tough one," he said. "They are someone I look at and say there is a model which we have been trying to follow this year.
"They came up to the Premier League, they were the best team in the Championship when we played them and they invested well and are trying to do the right things with their football club and with the academy and it can be seen.
"They invested heavily last year and stayed in the league and this summer they invested heavily again and are making a real good way in the Premier League this year."
Mauricio Pochettino is not bothered about what is going on with Mackay at Cardiff as the Southampton manager's only concern is getting his side back to winning ways in south Wales.
The former Argentina international's only concern right now is stopping the rot at the Cardiff City Stadium on Boxing Day after six winless matches.
"Our biggest challenge right now, is to recover to winning ways," Pochettino said when asked about the turmoil at City.
"We can't really be thinking about Cardiff, we can't really be thinking about what is happening at their club.
"Our most important target right now is to recover our level, recover to winning ways and recover our players individually and collectively.
"We need to think about what this club does and we can't really be thinking about anything else."
Southampton's dramatic dip in form has made their fine start to the season a distant memory.
Pochettino's side would have gone top of the Barclays Premier League with victory at Arsenal a month ago, but defeat at the Emirates Stadium began a six-match winless streak.
The fixture list has been unkind in that period - Aston Villa were the only side not in the hunt for a Champions League place - but it is injuries that have had the biggest impact.
Pochettino has had to contend with a host of first-team absentees throughout December, but there at least appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with a quartet possibly returning at Cardiff.
"We need to assess how some of our players are doing, such as Dani Osvaldo, Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and Kelvin Davis," he said.
"On the other hand, players like Artur Boruc, Victor Wanyama and Guly are out indefinitely.
"They are out for longer, still recovering from their injuries.
"That has been one of the main reasons for our run and we need our players fully fit so we can recover.
"Jose Fonte had a slight problem, as did Maya Yoshida (which is why they were on the bench against Tottenham).
"It has been a tough moment at this team because some of our players are having personal problems that have perhaps not been spoken about.
"We are having a tough time with illness, different injuries and that means even though we have played well, our performances have been good, our results have not come our way.
"Now we just need to fully recover 100 per cent our energy. We need to be fully focused on the task in hand and try to get back to winning ways."
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