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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:23,702
  • Bellamy (13) Chopra (16)
    Bothroyd (31) Gyepes (82)
  • Buckley (32)
    Sordell (47)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:09 +5.09

The ball is delivered by Marvin Sordell.

92:41 +2.41

The ball is sent over by Matthew Whichelow.

91:55 +1.55

Shot by Matthew Whichelow from 12 yards. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.

91:26 +1.26

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

91:02 +1.02

Craig Bellamy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

88:41

Short corner worked by Craig Bellamy.

84:17

Ross Jenkins fouled by Gavin Rae, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

84:02

Centre by Ross Jenkins, save made by Tom Heaton.

83:46

Short corner worked by Ross Jenkins.

82:18

Gabor Gyepes finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 4-2 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

82:03

Short corner taken by Craig Bellamy.

81:43

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Lee Hodson gets a block in.

81:06

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.

79:06

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Loach.

78:50

Effort on goal by Stephen McGinn from 25 yards. Blocked by Gabor Gyepes.

78:11

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, clearance by Martin Taylor.

77:33

Gavin Rae gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.

76:42

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball.

76:04

Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

74:52

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in.

74:13

Unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Paul Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

73:45

Gavin Rae joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Whittingham.

71:30

Danny Graham fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Will Buckley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Chris Burke.

67:19

The referee penalises Michael Chopra for handball. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

66:55

Martin Taylor takes a shot. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.

65:36

Shot from just outside the box by Peter Whittingham goes over the bar.

64:56

Andros Townsend goes off and Matthew Whichelow comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Will Buckley. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

63:53

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley.

62:28

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, save by Scott Loach.

60:07

Chris Burke on for Jay Bothroyd.

59:08

Michael Chopra has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

57:56

Stephen McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.

57:42

Effort from just inside the box by Will Buckley strikes the post.

54:42

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

54:16

Outswinging corner taken by Andros Townsend from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

54:01

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Lee Hodson coming on for Dale Bennett.

53:38

Will Buckley takes a shot. Paul Quinn gets a block in.

51:33

Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Marvin Sordell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Bellamy, save by Scott Loach.

50:21

Marvin Sordell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

48:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.

47:18

Marvin Sordell scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-2 Watford.

47:07

The ball is sent over by Marvin Sordell, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.

46:39 +1.39

Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in.

46:13 +1.13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Bellamy.

45:49 +0.49

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

44:08

Danny Graham produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

43:01

Andros Townsend takes a short corner, A cross is delivered by Ross Jenkins, clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

42:52

The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend, Kevin McNaughton gets a block in.

42:39

Short corner taken by Will Buckley.

41:44

Will Buckley fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andros Townsend, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas makes a clearance.

39:53

Gabor Gyepes comes on in place of Lee Naylor.

38:49

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Graham.

36:08

Marvin Sordell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

33:51

The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

32:31

Will Buckley grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Danny Graham.

31:00

Jay Bothroyd gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-0 Watford.Assist by Peter Whittingham.

29:46

Danny Graham challenges Lee Naylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

26:19

Shot from outside the area by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas misses to the left of the goal.

25:22

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Paul Quinn results in a free kick. Andros Townsend crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.

23:49

Kevin McNaughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Andros Townsend crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jay Bothroyd manages to make a clearance.

22:12

Handball by Michael Chopra. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

20:35

Foul by Craig Bellamy on Will Buckley, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

18:23

Unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas results in a free kick. Martin Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

16:49

Michael Chopra grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Jay Bothroyd.

16:07

Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

15:38

Marvin Sordell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

13:34

Craig Bellamy gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

11:42

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Craig Bellamy results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andros Townsend from right wing, Mark Hudson fouled by Martin Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

10:59

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, save by Scott Loach.

9:56

Effort from the edge of the box by Will Buckley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:13

Shot by Peter Whittingham. Blocked by Dale Bennett.

8:44

Foul by Ross Jenkins on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

8:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Quinn by Martin Taylor. Jay Bothroyd restarts play with the free kick.

7:51

Kevin McNaughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

7:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

6:54

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, blocked by Will Buckley.

The match begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Big names back for Bluebirds Cardiff boss Dave Jones is set to welcome a host of big names back into his squad for the crucial visit of Watford. Jay Bothroyd (hamstring) has resumed training and will be assessed to see whether he is ready to make his comeback after a lengthy lay-off, while Craig Bellamy (knee) was rested for Tuesday`s FA Cup third-round replay defeat to Stoke but should return. Michael Chopra was only called upon as a second-half substitute against the Potters and will be raring to go against the Hornets, while there could be a debut for new loan signing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from Arsenal. Jon Parkin and Andy Keogh are also competing for starts in attack as City look to kickstart a winning run in the Championship, with midfielders Peter Whittingham and Seyi Olofinjana also back in the frame having been rested for the cup tie. One player Jones is set to be without, however, is midfielder Stephen McPhail, who was forced off just before half-time in midweek nursing a hamstring injury. Watford have added new signings Andros Townsend and Andreas Weimann to their squad for the game. Tottenham winger Townsend and Aston Villa striker Weimann have both penned loan deals until the end of the season this week to provide Malky Mackay's in-form side with a boost. However, the pair are expected to be on the bench as they will struggle to break into a starting XI which has won their last seven games in all competitions. Striker Danny Graham will continue to lead the line having incredibly scored in all seven of the wins. Captain John Eustace remains sidelined with the calf problem he sustained in the New Year`s Day win over Portsmouth, but fellow midfielder Michael Bryan is back after an ankle injury.

Formation:442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Tom Heaton
  • Paul Quinn
  • Mark Hudson
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Lee Naylor
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Seyi Olofinjana
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Michael Chopra
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • SUBS
  • David Marshall
  • Gavin Rae
  • Gabor Gyepes
  • Chris Burke
  • Jon Parkin
  • Andrew Keogh
  • Darcy Blake

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Match Report

Bluebirds hit Hornets for four Cardiff flexed their enviable attacking muscle to see off a resilient Watford side 4-2 in a pulsating npower Championship encounter. The sixth-placed Hornets were the country`s form team going into the clash having registered seven successive victories in all competitions. But they could not match the clinical first-half finishing of a Bluebirds side boasting a fit-again Jay Bothroyd, the recalled Craig Bellamy, Michael Chopra, Peter Whittingham, Seyi Olofinjana and debutant Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Bellamy, Chopra and Bothroyd handed confident Cardiff a commanding advantage with just half-an-hour gone. But Watford made a real fight of things and Will Buckley, who had earlier missed a golden early chance, pulled one back before 15-goal Danny Graham also wasted a gilt-edged opening. The dominant Hornets were buzzing at the start of the second half as Marvin Sordell`s 10th of the season made it 3-2, but they were left to wonder what might have been as Buckley saw a goal disallowed and also cannoned an effort off a post. Substitute defender Gabor Gyepes then made the points safe in the 83rd minute as Cardiff climbed into second place. The clash came too soon for another of Cardiff`s big names in Aaron Ramsey - with the Arsenal midfielder putting the finishing touches to his month-long loan agreement - and defender Dekel Keinan who is awaiting a work permit following his arrival from Blackpool. Watford handed a debut to on-loan Tottenham winger Andros Townsend - just one change from the side who beat Derby 3-0. Buckley broke the deadlock against the Rams last weekend and he should of done so again here, capitalising on a defensive mistake from left-back Lee Naylor but firing over when clean through. And the visitors were made to pay in the 14th minute as Bellamy collected a great crossfield pass from Whittingham before firing past Scott Loach at the second attempt after the Hornets stopper had done well to block his initial effort. Three minutes later and it was 2-0. Bothroyd, making his first outing since December 4 after a hamstring injury, marauded forward before picking the perfect opportunity to feed Chopra who slid the ball coolly past Loach. It looked to be game over just past the half-hour mark as Bothroyd got in on the act with a superb third from the edge of the area. But Buckley quickly responded from close range to atone for his earlier miss, before Graham wasted another great chance from six yards. Yet the visitors did not have to wait long for a second after the restart as Sordell dinked a quality chip over Tom Heaton, who appeared to slip in the process, in the 48th minute. Dominant Watford looked to have levelled matters shortly before the hour mark but Buckley`s flick was disallowed for offside. Buckley was at the centre of everything and he rifled against a post minutes later. The severe threat of an equaliser seemed to spark Cardiff into the action and, despite the loss of Bothroyd to what looked like cramp, the hosts repelled Watford`s advances and wrapped things up thanks to Gyepes` close-range effort.

Form Guide

    LWLLWD
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Watford
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 4 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 28/12/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 1
  • Watford
  • 21/03/2010
  • Watford
  • 0 - 4
  • Cardiff
  • 03/10/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Watford
  • 18/03/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 21/10/2008
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 26/12/2007

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 13
  • C Bellamy 5
  • M Chopra 5
  • S Olofinjana 4
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • G Rae 1
  • J Parkin 1

Watford

  • D Graham 14
  • M Sordell 9
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • M Whichelow 2
  • D Cowie 1
  • A Mariappa 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 41
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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