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Craig Bellamy has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Neil Taylor coming on for Nathan Dyer.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Bellamy misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes by Stephen Dobbie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Joe Allen fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Burke on Kemy Agustien. Alan Tate takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Chopra receives a yellow card. Caution for Joe Allen.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Naylor.
Short corner worked by Mark Gower.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Jason Koumas coming on for Daniel Drinkwater.
Stephen Dobbie is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Emnes. Andrea Orlandi goes off and Kemy Agustien comes on. Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Joe Allen handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
Foul by Andrea Orlandi on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Goal scored by Marvin Emnes from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 Swansea.
Unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana by Andrea Orlandi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Darcy Blake coming on for Kevin McNaughton.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Burke goes over the bar.
The referee cautions Gabor Gyepes for unsporting behaviour. Gabor Gyepes challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Andrea Orlandi, Lee Naylor gets a block in.
Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, Headed effort from inside the area by Mark Hudson misses to the right of the target.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrea Orlandi played to the near post, Tom Heaton makes a save.
Seyi Olofinjana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrea Orlandi. Free kick crossed by Mark Gower, clearance by Alan Tate.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Seyi Olofinjana. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Mark Gower, Tom Heaton makes a save. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Gower played to the near post, clearance by Peter Whittingham.
Chris Burke replaces Andrew Keogh. Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Daniel Drinkwater. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Corner taken by Mark Gower, clearance by Gabor Gyepes.
Andrew Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Monk. Garry Monk takes the free kick.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Save made by Kevin McNaughton.
Unfair challenge on Garry Monk by Lee Naylor results in a free kick. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Dyer produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Garry Monk by Seyi Olofinjana results in a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. Blocked by Gabor Gyepes.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.
The official flags Scott Sinclair offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
The referee books Angel Rangel for unsporting behaviour. Angel Rangel is penalised for a handball. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.
Michael Chopra challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Andrew Keogh.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower played to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Mark Gower from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, clearance by Garry Monk.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Marvin Emnes results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Lee Naylor from left channel, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Shot by Andrea Orlandi from outside the box goes high over the target.
Kevin McNaughton challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower from left channel, clearance by Mark Hudson.
The referee penalises Daniel Drinkwater for handball. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Craig Bellamy is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Craig Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from right wing, clearance by Daniel Drinkwater.
Unfair challenge on Andrea Orlandi by Mark Hudson results in a free kick. Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Andrea Orlandi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Lee Naylor gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Free kick crossed by Mark Gower.
Header from deep inside the area by Marvin Emnes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Peter Whittingham produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham, Header by Gabor Gyepes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Nathan Dyer results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Bellamy. The ball is delivered by Mark Hudson, save by Dorus De Vries. Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Dorus De Vries. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Gabor Gyepes on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson. Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi, Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Kevin McNaughton gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Daniel Drinkwater results in a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Mark Gower gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham, save by Dorus De Vries.
The game kicks-off.
The first half comes to an end.
The second half has started.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Bothroyd out of derby clash
Cardiff will be without key striker Jay Bothroyd for Sunday`s eagerly-anticipated south Wales derby clash against Swansea.
Bothroyd picked up his fifth booking of the season in last weekend`s 3-1 victory over Norwich, resulting in an automatic one-match ban for the target man whose dazzling form this season has led to shouts for an England call-up.
The Bluebirds number nine tops the Championship`s scoring chart with 10 goals to date, including five in his last four games, and his loss is an obvious blow for manager Dave Jones, although the City boss insists he has the strength in depth to cope.
On-loan striker Andy Keogh represents the straight swap option, while Jones could turn to Jason Koumas on the wing and promote Craig Bellamy up front alongside Michael Chopra.
Other options include playing Chopra up front on his own in a 4-5-1 formation or alongside Bellamy and another forward of choice in a 4-3-3 system.
Swansea will be without Darren Pratley but manager Brendan Rodgers does welcome back Mark Gower and captain Garry Monk to compensate the loss.
Influential midfielder Pratley picked up his fifth booking of the season in last weekend`s 3-0 triumph at Crystal Palace and will now serve a one-match ban.
But his absence is countered by the return of Gower after a four-game absence due to a hamstring tear sustained against Reading.
Key centre-back Monk also returns to the frame having served a one-match suspension of his own at Selhurst Park.
Andrea Orlandi should be okay despite missing training on Thursday due to illness, while fellow midfielder Kemy Agustien (knee) will be assessed but he is unlikely to start.
Defender Albert Serran remains in the treatment room nursing a thigh injury.
Emnes hands Swans derby honours
Marvin Emnes struck with 15 minutes remaining to inflict Cardiff's first home defeat of the season as bitter rivals Swansea enhanced their promotion credentials with a deserved 1-0 npower Championship victory.
The Swans largely dominated the second half and on-loan Middlesbrough winger Emnes lashed home a low shot from 20 yards to settle the south Wales derby clash.
It was the Dutch player's second goal in four games for the Swans and left misfiring Cardiff, who sorely missed suspended striker Jay Bothroyd, licking their wounds.
Brendan Rodgers' men now lie just three points behind the Bluebirds and showed enough quality to suggest they can mount a sustained push for promotion this season.
They were vibrant throughout and in the seventh minute Swansea threatened when Emnes made the space to strike a fierce shot goalwards from 12 yards - but the effort was blocked by Mark Hudson.
An inswinging 16th-minute corner from the right flank by Peter Whittingham was met by a far-post header from Gabor Gyepes - but his 12-yard effort narrowly missed the target.
In the 19th minute, Swansea threatened when Nathan Dyer struck a fierce shot from 12 yards which drew a smart stop from Cardiff goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Bothroyd, who is already into double figures in the scoring charts this season, picked up his fifth booking of the season in last weekend's 3-1 victory over Norwich, resulting in an automatic one-match ban for the target man.
On-loan striker Andy Keogh deputised for Bothroyd but it was Swansea who continued to look menacing as the lively Emnes headed over the crossbar in the 22nd minute.
In the 25th minute, Andrea Orlandi had a shot blocked by Cardiff defender Lee Naylor and moments later the same player went close again with a volley from 12 yards.
Orlandi was at it again in the 38th minute when he fired over from 25 yards before Craig Bellamy went close with a 12-yard shot that Dorus De Vries saved shortly before the break.
Whittingham tries his luck for Cardiff shortly after the restart but the momentum was soon with Swansea once more.
Angel Rangel had a shot well blocked by Gyepes and Scott Sinclair also went close.
Sinclair had a 66th-minute shot tipped around a post by Heaton from 12 yards out and then Hudson headed wide for Cardiff.
Bellamy also went close when he raced clear only for De Vries to make a superb save with his feet to deny the much-travelled striker.
There was a suspicion that Cardiff would be punished for Bellamy's miss and so it proved with 15 minutes remaining when Emnes collected possession and turned before striking a low left-foot shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards.
Bellamy went close with a header with two minutes remaining but the hosts could not find an equaliser, to leave Swansea toasting a famous victory.
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