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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken short by Craig Bellamy.
Shot comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick. A parry by Angel Rangel prevents the goal.
Neil Taylor receives a yellow card.
The referee red cards Michel Vorm for serious foul play.
Michel Vorm challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Peter Whittingham.
Alejandro Pozuelo takes a fantastic shot. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.
Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.
Strike comes in from Jonathan de Guzman from the free kick. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony by Steven Caulker.
Gary Medel goes off and Bo-Kyung Kim comes on.
Booking for Peter Whittingham for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Peter Whittingham on Chico, free kick awarded.
Gary Medel makes a clearance.
Clearance by Gary Medel.
The ball is sent over by Jonathan de Guzman.
Wilfried Bony crosses the ball.
Fraizer Campbell has an effort at goal. Fraizer Campbell has an effort at goal. Neil Taylor gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Alvaro Vazquez coming on for Wayne Routledge.
Wayne Routledge takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick taken by Gary Medel.
Gary Medel fouled by Wilfried Bony, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Don Cowie.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Clearance made by Wayne Routledge.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Fraizer Campbell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Odemwingie.
The official flags Ashley Williams offside.
Unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony by Ben Turner results in a free kick.
Wilfried Bony is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Alejandro Pozuelo coming on for Leon Britton.
Craig Bellamy delivers the ball.
Neil Taylor takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Clearance made by Aron Gunnarsson.
Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Angel Rangel.
Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Peter Whittingham.
David Marshall takes the free kick.
Miguel Michu leaves the field to be replaced by Wilfried Bony.
The official flags Miguel Michu offside.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Bellamy.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine produces a cross.
Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Routledge makes a clearance.
Centre by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Chico Chico takes the free kick.
Angel Rangel fouled by Craig Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick.
Jordon Mutch goes off and Aron Gunnarsson comes on.
Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie.
Gary Medel takes the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie fouled by Chico Chico, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Angel Rangel.
Clearance by Miguel Michu.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Chico.
Peter Odemwingie takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Shot by Neil Taylor. Kevin Theophile-Catherine gets a block in.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
Angel Rangel takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Leon Britton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miguel Michu by Jordon Mutch.
Shot by Nathan Dyer. Blocked by Peter Whittingham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Andrew Taylor.
Clearance by Ashley Williams.
Craig Bellamy produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Leon Britton.
Jonjo Shelvey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordon Mutch.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.
Michel Vorm fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick.
Don Cowie sends in a cross.
Clearance by Andrew Taylor.
Header by Don Cowie misses left.
Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
Jonathan de Guzman handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jordon Mutch.
Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Miguel Michu.
Free kick taken by Chico Chico.
The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel.
Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line.
Shot by Miguel Michu. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.
The ball is sent over by Gary Medel.
Shot by Nathan Dyer went wide right of the post.
The offside flag is raised against Don Cowie.
Foul by Angel Rangel on Craig Bellamy, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Medel by Jonjo Shelvey.
The match begins.
Mackay ready for derby fixture
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay knows there is no way Sunday's south Wales derby can be considered just another game.
The Bluebirds face off with their fierce rivals Swansea at Cardiff City Stadium, in a game which has been eagerly-awaited by both sets of fans and will have the eyes of a huge global audience fixed on it.
The Scot admits there is no point in trying to downplay the significance of the fixture, and it is one he is looking forward to.
"It's not just another game and I would be lying if I said that," he said.
"It's only three points and it's another Premier League team coming to the stadium, but there is a lot of importance attached to the game as it's the first time we have played each other at the top level in the Barclays Premier League.
"It's very special for everyone in south Wales, and ourselves and Swansea so it has absolutely got a little extra bite to it and that's something that helps people.
"I know the passion of our fans and what the atmosphere in our stadium is like but I don't think it is going to touch the sides of what we will feel Sunday, it will be an incredible atmosphere when the players walk out.
"I think it is something all our fans have looked forward to since we were promoted and it does hold that extra special edge."
The Bluebirds enter the game on the back of a tumultuous few weeks which have seen Mackay's head of recruitment, Iain Moody, dismissed and replaced on an acting basis by 23-year-old Kazakh Alisher Apsalyamov.
Apsalyamov has no known experience in top-level football and Press Association Sport understands he is not currently operating for the Bluebirds in an official capacity, but retains the position while the Home Office investigates his work permit situation.
Mackay does not believe the issue will have an effect on Sunday's game, but when asked if the Apsalyamov situation surprised him, he said: "Nothing surprises me, it's just something the chief executive can get on with and deal with. Nothing surprises me, my focus is on my team."
He added: "We have waited 51 years to get to this position and be in the Premier League. I won't let anything else get in the way of that.
"There is a lot of stuff going on around about it, but my job is to manage the team, be proud of my players and prepare them in the best way possible, so myself and the staff and players are focused on the routine of the week.
"If you don't have that and take your eye off it and start thinking about other matters, that's when you get punished and I won't let anything else get in the way of my determination to do the best for the club on the pitch."
Craig Bellamy is set to return to Cardiff's starting line-up and take the captaincy.
Andreas Cornelius (ankle) is expected to remain out but Craig Noone should be available after an ankle problem of his own.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has Ashley Williams fit to lead his side but will be without winger Pablo Hernandez (thigh).
Ben Davies (ankle) will again miss out but Jonjo Shelvey has shaken off a hamstring problem.
Laudrup admits the south Wales derby does not have the prestige of El Clasico, but that does not mean the Dane cannot appreciate the game's importance.
The very presence of Laudrup in the Swansea dugout is a sign of just how far they and the Bluebirds have come over the last decade, with both rising from the lower reaches of the Football League pyramid.
Laudrup's illustrious playing career saw him play in some of Europe's biggest derby clashes, including Barcelona v Real Madrid, Lazio v Roma and Juventus v Torino.
Sunday's 106th south Wales derby will be the first to take place in the top flight of English football, and the fixture lacks the global appeal of the Spanish clashes which Laudrup graced so brilliantly.
But the Swans boss said: "Of course you can appreciate it, because it's not about how big it is on an international or world level.
"I think I can make an argument that Real Madrid-Barcelona is, worldwide, the most important game you can watch at the moment, but that doesn't change how you can feel about this game.
"Football is about emotions and feelings and for the fans of that club you can never say it is not the most important derby.
"That is the same wherever it is, it doesn't change because it is a derby and the fans from those two clubs have those feelings and those feelings don't change wherever you are in the world."
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