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  • Date:03 May 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:23,029
  • Collison (8) Collison (40)
Goal!

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95mins

The ball is crossed by Nicky Maynard.

94mins

Matthew Taylor decides to take the corner short.

88mins

Julien Faubert challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Julien Faubert. Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

The ball is swung over by Carlton Cole.

86mins

Jack Collison leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Maynard.

85mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Shot by Joe Mason from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

85mins

The ball is sent over by Darcy Blake, clearance made by George McCartney.

84mins

Jack Collison is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

83mins

Carlton Cole produces a cross.

83mins

Effort from outside the box by Aron Gunnarsson goes wide right of the target.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble.

81mins

Gary O'Neil takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Stephen McPhail gets a block in.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Taylor, Mark Hudson makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Jack Collison, Ben Turner makes a clearance.

80mins

Effort on goal by Mark Noble from 20 yards. Ben Turner gets a block in.

80mins

Centre by Matthew Taylor.

78mins

Robert Earnshaw produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance made by Winston Reid.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Jack Collison, David Marshall makes a save.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Taylor.

75mins

Julien Faubert on for Guy Demel.

74mins

Robert Earnshaw on for Kenny Miller.

74mins

Stephen McPhail comes on in place of Don Cowie.

74mins

The ball is swung over by Aron Gunnarsson, Header by Mark Hudson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Taylor, Headed effort from close range by Kevin Nolan goes wide left of the target.

71mins

The official flags Joe Mason offside. Robert Green takes the free kick.

70mins

Darcy Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Taylor. The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

69mins

Foul by Joe Mason on Winston Reid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

67mins

Jack Collison challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.

67mins

Centre by Jack Collison, clearance by Mark Hudson.

65mins

The referee penalises Liam Lawrence for handball. Winston Reid takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Marshall. Kevin Nolan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Kenny Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

62mins

Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

61mins

Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham. Mark Noble booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

60mins

George McCartney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ricardo Vaz Te.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Ben Turner makes a clearance.

58mins

The offside flag is raised against Jack Collison. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Mason on Winston Reid. Free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Mason on Mark Noble. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Foul by Winston Reid on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

55mins

James Tomkins goes into the referee's book for dissent.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Mark Hudson takes a shot. Carlton Cole gets a block in.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Joe Mason, blocked by Matthew Taylor.

53mins

Jack Collison is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.

52mins

Carlton Cole sends in a cross, save made by David Marshall.

51mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Turner.

51mins

The ball is swung over by Peter Whittingham, Jack Collison manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Centre by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance made by Ricardo Vaz Te.

50mins

The ball is delivered by Darcy Blake, clearance made by Guy Demel.

50mins

Foul by James Tomkins on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.

48mins

The offside flag is raised against Liam Lawrence. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Ricardo Vaz Te results in a free kick. Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Whittingham goes wide right of the target.

46mins

Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, clearance by James Tomkins.

45mins

Header by James Tomkins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

45mins

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, save made by David Marshall.

45mins

Centre by Gary O'Neil, Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Ben Turner. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Don Cowie. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.

41mins

Jack Collison grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-2 West Ham.

40mins

Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner.

38mins

The offside flag is raised against Jack Collison. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

37mins

Joe Mason sends in a cross, free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on James Tomkins. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

35mins

Kenny Miller has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Guy Demel, Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Darcy Blake, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

31mins

Centre by Matthew Taylor.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Guy Demel.

29mins

The official flags Kevin Nolan offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

29mins

Ben Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.

28mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Guy Demel. David Marshall takes the free kick.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Guy Demel, Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nolan, blocked by Mark Hudson.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Collison on Andrew Taylor. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Darcy Blake challenges Carlton Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Turner. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Kenny Miller results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Mark Hudson. Aron Gunnarsson takes the free kick.

18mins

Peter Whittingham challenges Gary O'Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

18mins

Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, James Tomkins produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

17mins

Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Don Cowie.

17mins

Carlton Cole sends in a cross.

16mins

Matthew Taylor sends in a cross.

14mins

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Winston Reid.

14mins

Liam Lawrence sends in a cross, clearance by Winston Reid.

14mins

Carlton Cole challenges Darcy Blake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

11mins

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

10mins

Centre by Liam Lawrence.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Ricardo Vaz Te, Effort from 12 yards by Jack Collison. David Marshall makes a save. Jack Collison scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cardiff 0-1 West Ham.Ricardo Vaz Te provided the assist for the goal.

8mins

Matthew Taylor fouled by Liam Lawrence, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

7mins

Foul by Jack Collison on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.

4mins

Gary O'Neil handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

3mins

Short corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

3mins

Kenny Miller takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Robert Green.

2mins

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

Match Preview

Cardiff are ready - Mackay Malky Mackay is adamant Cardiff will have no hangover from their previous Championship play-off heartaches as they prepare for their semi-final first leg against West Ham at Cardiff City Stadium. The Bluebirds lost out to Blackpool in a thrilling Wembley final two seasons ago, before being downed by Reading at the last-four stage last term. The club, then under the guidance of former boss Dave Jones, had to watch as Welsh rivals Swansea took the tag of being the first side from the principality to make it to the promised land of the Premier League. But, given the major overhaul that took place last summer following Mackay's arrival, there are many in the squad who were not involved in those previous disappointments. And manager Mackay points to Cardiff's run to the Carling Cup final as proof that they can handle the pressure. "That's in the past, you have to take the individual games on their own merit," he said. "Last year losing Craig Bellamy against Reading didn't help and against Blackpool the year before they lost a striker who had got a lot of goals for them just 10 minutes in - Jay Bothroyd. "And Charlie Adam had one of those days where he put the ball in the top corner from 30 yards. "That's the kind of thing you need to go for you to win a final. "But as far as we're concerned this is a group that has got to a Carling Cup final and taken a club like Liverpool all the way to penalties. "That shows there's a strength in character here to enable us to handle a two-legged semi-final." Mackay will select his starting line-up from virtually a full-strength squad. Four unspecified players all sustained various knocks in the last-day win at Crystal Palace that secured the Bluebirds' top-six finish, but are all expected to be back in contention. Striker Rudy Gestede overcame a hip injury to step off the bench in last weekend's 2-1 win and, together with fellow substitutes Robert Earnshaw and defender Darcy Blake, is pushing for a recall. Mackay, able to choose from a settled squad in recent weeks, is expected to opt for Don Cowie in midfield ahead of Stephen McPhail. Meanwhile, West Ham are not afraid of their favourites tag, according to assistant boss Neil McDonald. And Sam Allardyce's right-hand man is confident the Hammers have quickly shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion to Southampton last Saturday. "In our heart of hearts we always knew Southampton would win their last game," said McDonald. "We were more disappointed when we drew at Bristol City before that in a game we needed to win. "But the boys are in really good spirits and we are all ready for the game. There's a great atmosphere and good competition for places. "We were favourites at the start of the season to go up so it was disappointing we didn't do it automatically. But we'll take the favourite tag if everyone wants to give it to us and we are ready for the two games against Cardiff." West Ham have a fully-fit squad available. Midfielder Gary O'Neil was a doubt after taking a whack on the ankle towards the end of Saturday's 2-1 win over Hull but he has been passed fit. Skipper Kevin Nolan is also fine despite suffering a dead leg at the weekend and defender James Tomkins has shaken off a knock to the head. Allardyce was able to take off two-goal Carlton Cole and strike partner Ricardo Vaz Te early in the second half against Hull as the news Southampton were winning made the result academic, so they are expected to start up front. Fit-again George McCartney (concussion), a substitute on Saturday, should reclaim his left-back spot.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 451Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • David Marshall
  • Darcy Blake
  • Mark Hudson
  • Ben Turner
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Don Cowie
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Kenny Miller
  • Joe Mason
  • SUBS
  • Tom Heaton
  • Filip Kiss
  • Anthony Gerrard
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Stephen McPhail

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