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  • Whittingham (8 pen)
  • Zuiverloon (45)
  • Date:2010-02-16
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ninian Park
  • Attendance:20758
  • Referee:Woolmer, A

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82mins

Robert Koren is replaced by Simon Cox.

78mins

Joe Mattock is booked for unsporting behaviour.

70mins

Aaron Wildig is being taken off, Darcy Blake has come on in his place.

63mins

Andwele Slory is being taken off, Chris Wood has come on in his place.

55mins

The referee has booked Robert Koren.

53mins

Graham Dorrans is booked for dissent.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by A Woolmer

45mins

Goal!! Gianni Zuiverloon scores for West Brom.

34mins

Gabriel Tamas is booked for unsporting behaviour.

27mins

Cardiff are replacing Peter Whittingham with Ross McCormack.

8mins

Peter Whittingham takes a penalty for Cardiff and scores!.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Cardiff face West Brom at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.


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Match Report

A storming rearguard display earned Cardiff City a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion after an early Peter Whittingham penalty had given them the lead.

Albion fought back and equalised in first-half injury time through Gianni Zuiverloon.

The Bluebirds were unchanged from the side beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup, but injuries and suspensions forced the Baggies into four changes in their starting line-up.

City had the first strike on goal when Aaron Wildig dispossessed Frank Nouble before sending Chris Burke away. He found Gavin Rae but the midfielder scuffed his shot well wide.

In the seventh minute Jay Bothroyd was brought down inside the area by Jonas Olsson and Whittingham crashed the spot-kick into the net for his 19th goal of the season.

Midway through the half Luke Moore combined with Andwele Slory and the Dutch winger hit the inside of the far post with a low shot but the loose ball was hacked clear.

The Bluebirds suffered a blow in the 27th minute when Whittingham left the field to be replaced by Ross McCormack.

City's front two were causing the visitors defence problems whenever the ball went into the Albion half but it was the Baggies who claimed most of the possession.

They drew level in the third minute of time added on when Zuiverloon scrambled the ball over the line after Graham Dorrans had split the defence with a pass into the danger area.

The Bluebirds knew they had to work even harder in the second period and both Dorrans and Robert Koren received yellow cards as City dug deep to unsettle the visitors.

Olsson missed a glorious chance to put his side in front on the 70th minute when he headed a Zuiverloon cross over the bar from point-blank range.

Six minutes from time Burke sent a shot spinning just wide of the far post and then in the final minute he popped up on the goal-line to hack clear a goalbound shot from Simon Cox.

Cardiff City

West Bromwich Albion

Corners

33

Fouls

910

Goal attempts

815

Shots off target

510

Offsides

54

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