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  • Chopra (42)
  • Orlandi (28)
  • Date:2010-04-03
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Ninian Park
  • Attendance:25130
  • Referee:Dowd, P

Live Commentary

90mins

Goal!! Michael Chopra scores for Cardiff.

90mins

The referee has booked Michael Chopra.

90mins

Cardiff are replacing Stephen McPhail with Aaron Wildig.

84mins

Cedric van der Gun is replaced by Mark Gower.

82mins

Andrea Orlandi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

76mins

Swansea are replacing Gorka Pintado with Shefki Kuqi.

73mins

Darren Pratley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

71mins

Ross McCormack is replaced by Kelvin Etuhu.

69mins

Swansea are replacing Nathan Dyer with David Cotterill.

64mins

The referee has booked Angel Zaragoza Rangel.

63mins

Gavin Rae is replaced by Joe Ledley.

57mins

Tony Capaldi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Dowd

45mins

Anthony Gerrard goes into the referee's book for leaving field without consent.

43mins

Goal!! Michael Chopra scores for Cardiff.

35mins

Jay Bothroyd goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

31mins

The referee has booked Ashley Williams.

28mins

Goal!! Swansea have scored with Andrea Orlandi putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 5:20pm on Saturday, April 3rd, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Cardiff face Swansea at 5:20pm on Saturday, April 3rd.

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It's 5:20pm on Saturday, April 3rd, the match has kicked off.

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Cardiff face Swansea at 5:20pm on Saturday, April 3rd.


Match Report

A double by Michael Chopra gave Cardiff a 2-1 victory in a hard-fought south Wales derby against Swansea City on Saturday evening.

Chopra struck in the 42nd and 90th minutes after Andrea Orlandi had opened the scoring for the Swans in the 28th minute.

Anthony Gerrard and Darcy Blake passed late fitness tests to take their places at the centre of the Bluebirds defence while Joe Ledley was a shock inclusion on the subs bench.

The Swans had Gorka Pintado up front for Shefki Kuqi while Cardiff-born David Cotterill was on the bench.

In a pulsating opening ten minutes, Ross McCormack fired wide with Swans keeper Dorus de Vries out of position while at the other end, Darren Pratley ran at the Cardiff defence before Stephen McPhail managed to get a blocking tackle in on the midfielder.

The Swans took the lead in the 28th minute from their second corner taken by Orlandi. Ashley Williams went up with Marshall and the keeper got a slight touch before the ball landed in the back of the net.

Four minutes before the break, Cedric van der Gun found himself free in front of goal but fired straight at Marshall.

A minute later, Cardiff equalised when Jay Bothroyd managed to get his head to a deep cross from Adam Matthews and Chopra nipped in to beat three Swansea defenders before clipping the ball into the roof of the net.

The Swans forced two quick corners at the start of the second half and David Edgar went close with a snap-shot that had Marshall scrambling to his left.

Ledley replaced Gavin Rae in the 63rd minute for his first appearance since operations on both hips earlier in the year.

Kuqi made an instant impact when he came on for Pintado by rolling the ball across the danger area but no Swan was on hand to take advantage.

Marshall made a brilliant stop with his legs from a close-range Kuqi shot in the final minute but the Bluebirds went up the other end and from Matthews' long throw, Chopra raced in to shoot into the corner of the net for the winner in time added on.

Cardiff City

Swansea City

Corners

38

Fouls

922

Goal attempts

67

Shots off target

43

Offsides

10

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