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  • Date:14 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:26,632
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:23 +0.23

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.

89:37

Clearance by Craig Noone.

89:33

Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

89:21

Bo-Kyung Kim on for Peter Odemwingie.

88:43

Jordon Mutch challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:23

Chris Brunt takes the free kick.

88:03

Peter Odemwingie challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:26

Shane Long leaves the field to be replaced by Matej Vydra.

86:58

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

86:50

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

86:33

Aron Gunnarsson replaces Gary Medel.

85:43

Shane Long has a headed effort at goal. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.

84:47

Billy Jones crosses the ball.

83:12

Clearance by Ben Turner.

81:24

Nicky Maynard comes on in place of Fraizer Campbell.

80:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Shane Long.

78:59

Billy Jones sends in a cross.

77:50

Fraizer Campbell makes a clearance.

77:19

Handball decision goes against Jordon Mutch.

76:18

Saido Berahino takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the target.

74:34

Clearance by Andrew Taylor.

74:29

Gary Medel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu.

73:38

Jordon Mutch takes a shot and goes over the bar.

73:06

Claudio Yacob goes off and Scott Sinclair comes on.

72:58

Morgan Amalfitano leaves the field to be replaced by Saido Berahino.

72:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Shane Long.

71:57

A cross is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

69:36

Youssouf Mulumbu sends in a cross.

69:36

Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball.

69:22

Clearance by Ben Turner.

67:37

Jordon Mutch gets a header at goal. Boaz Myhill blocks the ball.

67:33

Clearance by Billy Jones.

66:53

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

66:26

The referee blows for offside against Shane Long.

63:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Noone on Claudio Yacob.

63:42

Morgan Amalfitano fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick.

63:22

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

62:50

Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.

61:52

Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Amalfitano.

61:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Brunt.

59:50

Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

59:35

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

59:32

The referee blows for offside.

58:45

Shot comes in from Chris Brunt from the free kick that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:04

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Amalfitano.

57:10

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

55:53

Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor.

55:52

Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Gary Medel gets a block in.

55:50

Claudio Yacob takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the net.

55:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Morgan Amalfitano.

54:51

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

54:31

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

53:14

Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

52:05

Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

51:13

Chris Brunt handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

51:05

Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

50:34

Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

50:15

Billy Jones is given a yellow card.

49:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Gary Medel.

48:55

The ball is swung over by Jordon Mutch.

47:18

Craig Noone fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick.

46:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Claudio Yacob on Fraizer Campbell.

45:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Claudio Yacob.

45:09

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

The second half kicks off.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

43:13

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

41:49

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

39:13

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

38:31

Peter Odemwingie challenges Boaz Myhill unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

37:47

Billy Jones makes a clearance.

36:34

Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.

35:50

Gary Medel concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Amalfitano.

35:11

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded.

34:59

Morgan Amalfitano has an effort at goal.

34:22

Shane Long fouled by Steven Caulker, the ref awards a free kick.

34:19

Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

33:43

The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside.

31:27

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

30:32

Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick.

29:27

Peter Whittingham sends in a cross.

28:21

Clearance by Steven Caulker.

27:10

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

27:04

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line.

26:10

Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

26:07

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.

23:57

Craig Noone takes a shot. Chris Brunt gets a block in.

22:52

Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal. Blocked by Claudio Yacob.

20:54

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

20:27

Shane Long is ruled offside.

17:15

Shane Long takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

17:08

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

16:45

Free kick taken by Gary Medel.

16:42

The offside flag is raised against Shane Long.

14:27

Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

13:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Peter Whittingham.

11:04

Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano from the right by-line.

10:17

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

9:33

Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

8:50

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

8:09

Craig Noone challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6:47

Foul by Billy Jones on Gary Medel, free kick awarded.

5:05

Peter Odemwingie challenges Claudio Yacob unfairly and gives away a free kick.

4:54

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

4:50

Craig Noone delivers the ball.

3:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Gary Medel.

3:04

Claudio Yacob makes a clearance.

2:33

Peter Whittingham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. A parry by Boaz Myhill prevents the goal.

1:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Chris Brunt.

1:12

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

0:54

The ball is crossed by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

0:37

Clearance by Morgan Amalfitano.

0:16

Jonas Olsson challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Mackay praises Odemwingie Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has described Bluebirds summer recruit Peter Odemwingie as "a joy to work with" ahead of Saturday's clash with the striker's old club West Brom. Should he play in the Barclays Premier League contest at the Cardiff City Stadium, it will be the first time Odemwingie has come up against his former employers since leaving Albion for the Welsh outfit in the closing stages of the last transfer window. His stint with the Baggies, which lasted three seasons, turned sour with him driving to QPR on deadline-day in the previous window in a bid to secure a move, only for the deal to fall apart. But while that incident might have given the impression that the Nigeria international is a troublemaker, Mackay had only positive things to say about Odemwingie on Friday. Regarding the 32-year-old, who has so far made 12 appearances and scored two goals for Cardiff, Mackay said: "There was a lot of press around Peter concerning that January, in terms of his on-off transfer to QPR. "He obviously took a lot of stick over that, but I can only speak about the lad that I know. "I phoned up certain people who played with him and coached him and managed him and they were glowing. "If they hadn't been, that would have given me cause for concern. "The boy I have met and I have here is articulate, he speaks four or five different languages, he is intelligent, he has smiled since the day he arrived here and he is very polite too. "He is a talented footballer and definitely wants to do well for us. He has been a joy to work with and he wants to do the best he can for the club, so it has been a really good one for us. "We did our homework on him and had he not been the right kind of person, I wouldn't have brought him in." Cardiff - currently 16th in the table, a point clear of the relegation zone, and on a five-game winless streak - are set to have Andrew Taylor back available for Saturday's encounter with Albion, who are one place and one point ahead of them. The 27-year-old has missed the Bluebirds' last two matches due to a calf injury but has trained this week and declared his optimism that he is now ready to return to action. Forward Craig Bellamy, who has also been missing for two games, will be assessed ahead of this contest, having had a knee problem. West Brom boss Steve Clarke concedes his side could be facing a relegation battle. The Baggies are two points above the Barclays Premier League's bottom three after winning just one of their last nine games and losing the past three in succession. Clarke, who has overseen just seven Premier League wins from 33 opportunities in 2013, hopes improvement can begin by securing a result from a tricky trip to Cardiff this weekend. Making the game potentially more difficult is the possibility of facing Odemwingie. Clarke said: "We are down there anyway, the table tells you that. It is not an issue. "All I would like to do is get back on an even keel. We have worked hard in training this week. "Hopefully the performance at the weekend is good enough to get us three points. "It will look bad if we lose four games in a row, of course it will. "But that is where we are, that is the situation I am in. There is nothing I can do about it except try to make sure the team is ready to win the game." Odemwingie has scored just twice for the Bluebirds since and has often had to settle for a place on the bench but Clarke accepts there is a possibility he could return to haunt his club. Clarke said: "It is possible, it can happen. He is a goalscorer, that is his position. "So, if he is selected to play for Cardiff we will have to deal with him, the same as we will have to for anyone else they select. "Former players come back, they play against you. That's what happens. "People move on in football. Peter has moved on from here and so have we." Cardiff are a point below West Brom in the table and Clarke expects the game to be a tight contest. He said: "It is a difficult game. "I know Malky through association. We have never played together or been at the same club but he's a good man, he has got a good team there. "They have had some great results at home and some really good performances. "We expect a tough afternoon, as I'm sure they do. "I have been down there and it is a good, intimidating atmosphere. They are a good crowd and they get right behind their team. "But we are experienced enough to know the crowd can't score a goal, can't affect the play on the pitch. So, we go there just looking to put things right." With another important game against Hull next week, it is undoubtedly a critical time for Clarke. But Clarke feels the Baggies' chastening spell, in which they suffered losses to Newcastle, Manchester City and Norwich in the space of eight days, is not a true reflection of their ability. He said: "We had a bad week results-wise but if you look at the performances, at Newcastle we played well and were unlucky to lose to a super strike from (Moussa) Sissoko. "Man City came and played to their level at moments in the game and were too good for us. You have to take that on the chin. "But anybody who is honest about the game against Norwich would say we deserved to get something from the game. "We created chance after chance - 27 chances on goal - over 40 crosses into the box, plenty of opportunities that were missed. "On another day it could have been a different result. "But we don't talk too much about bad luck. We talk about working hard to make sure the results turn in our favour." West Brom could welcome back veteran striker Nicolas Anelka after six weeks out with a groin injury but fellow forward Victor Anichebe is doubtful due to illness.

Formation:4141Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 4231Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

  • David Marshall
  • Kevin Theophile-Catherine
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ben Turner
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Gary Medel
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Craig Noone
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Mark Hudson
  • Andreas Cornelius
  • Bo-Kyung Kim
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Joe Lewis
  • Don Cowie

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDLDL
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • WDDLLL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 5 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 03/03/1962
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 18/10/1961
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 27/12/1960
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 26/12/1960
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 09/02/1957
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 29/09/1956

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 3
  • J Mutch 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • P Whittingham 1
  • PO Odemwingie 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • B Kim 1

West Brom

  • S Long 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • S Berahino 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • C Yacob 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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