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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:12,549
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Chris Burke produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

95mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.

93mins

Anthony Gardner fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

89mins

James Vaughan leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Scannell.

87mins

The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Claude Davis replaces Darren Ambrose.

84mins

Jon Parkin comes on in place of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

83mins

The referee shows Dekel Keinan a yellow card. Foul by Dekel Keinan on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Cardiff.Assist by Pablo Counago.

80mins

Chris Burke replaces Michael Chopra.

80mins

Darren Ambrose delivers a inswinging corner to far post.

76mins

Jay Bothroyd is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

74mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Kagisho Dikgacoi is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

72mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Paul Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Darren Ambrose from right wing.

69mins

Patrick McCarthy receives a caution.

69mins

Pablo Counago joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steffen Iversen. David Wright is penalised for handball and concedes a . Penalty missed wide right by Peter Whittingham.

67mins

Foul by Neil Danns on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Mark Hudson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

65mins

Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Dekel Keinan goes over the bar.

65mins

Craig Bellamy produces a cross, Nathaniel Clyne gets a block in.

64mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Stephen McPhail takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

62mins

Kevin McNaughton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

61mins

James Vaughan fouled by Dekel Keinan, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

59mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

58mins

Foul by Peter Whittingham on Darren Ambrose, free kick awarded. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Neil Danns is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

57mins

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance by Mark Hudson.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Patrick McCarthy. Free kick crossed by Craig Bellamy.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

52mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen McPhail, Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

50mins

Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

49mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Vaughan. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Quinn from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Wright.

47mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Ambrose.

47mins

Peter Whittingham sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

46mins

Mark Hudson challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left wing, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas makes a clearance.

44mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

44mins

Dean Moxey delivers the ball, clearance made by Dekel Keinan.

44mins

The ball is sent over by Kagisho Dikgacoi, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Foul by Dekel Keinan on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

39mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen McPhail, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Dekel Keinan restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

James Vaughan takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

33mins

Shot by Neil Danns from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

30mins

James Vaughan delivers the ball, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

25mins

James Vaughan fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.

24mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball, clearance by Dean Moxey.

19mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.

17mins

The official flags James Vaughan offside. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

15mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by James Vaughan misses to the right of the target.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose.

11mins

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose.

11mins

James Vaughan takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

9mins

David Wright sends in a cross, James Vaughan takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

8mins

The referee gives a free kick against Peter Whittingham for handball. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Kevin McNaughton. Kevin McNaughton takes the free kick.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Mark Hudson.

5mins

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas makes a clearance.

4mins

James Vaughan crosses the ball.

2mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

2mins

Short corner taken by Craig Bellamy.

Match Preview

Marrow back for Bluebirds clash Crystal Palace will be boosted by the return of Alex Marrow for the match with Cardiff at Selhurst Park. The midfielder has missed the last five matches with an ankle injury but is now fit enough to make the squad. Number One goalkeeper Julian Speroni was relegated to the bench in the 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday after suffering a groin injury with Lewis Price coming in to make his debut and with Palace boss Dougie Freedman not wanting to risk any further damage to Speroni, Price looks set to keep his place. Ipswich loanee Pablo Counago and Jermaine Easter will be pushing for starts up front after coming on as substitutes against the Clarets but may have to settle for bench roles again as Freedman seems to favour the strike pairing of on-loan Everton hitman James Vaughan and Steffen Iversen. The Eagles, who are unbeaten at home since October, continue to be without full-back Lee Hills due to the knee injury that has kept him out since April. Cardiff will assess the fitness of Seyi Olofinjana, Michael Chopra and Paul Quinn. Influential on-loan midfielder Olofinjana has missed the last two games with a knee injury but trained on Sunday and will be monitored ahead of the game. Chopra (ankle) has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks and completed 87 minutes of Saturday`s 2-0 home defeat to Ipswich. But he will be checked along with full-back Quinn, who also played at the weekend despite struggling with illness all last week. Despite losing 2-0 to Town, manager Dave Jones has admitted it would be hard to make changes to his starting XI. Goalkeepers Tom Heaton (groin) and David Marshall (elbow) continue to miss out long-term, meaning Stephen Bywater is likely to continue between the sticks ahead of fellow loan signing Jason Brown.

Formation:442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Dean Moxey
  • Neil Danns
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • David Wright
  • Darren Ambrose
  • James Vaughan
  • Steffen Iversen
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Claude Davis
  • Owen Garvan
  • Sean Scannell
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Pablo Counago

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Match Report

Bluebirds pay penalty Peter Whittingham's missed penalty proved costly as Kagisho Dikgacoi scored a late winner for Crystal Palace to put another massive dent in Cardiff's automatic promotion hopes following a 1-0 success. Whittingham failed from the spot in the 69th minute and the Eagles took full advantage when Dikgacoi collected a pass from Pablo Counago and lashed home from 12 yards in the 82nd minute. The result was a further blow to Dave Jones' men after they had lost 2-0 at home to Ipswich on Saturday but it was a massive boot to the Eagles survival prospects. Palace, unbeaten at home in 10 games, were largely dominant during the opening period and constantly forced the Bluebirds onto the back foot. In the ninth minute, Palace threatened when David Wright crossed dangerously and James Vaughan headed goalwards from 12 yards. Bluebirds goalkeeper Stephen Bywater made a comfortable save and two minutes later Palace went close again when Vaughan fired goalwards from six yards and Bywater made a smart stop to turn the ball around a post. Eagles frontman Vaughan went close again in the 15th minute when Dikgacoi flighted in a teasing cross but Vaughan could only send his header wastefully wide from 12 yards. Cardiff eventually provided a riposte in the 28th minute when Jay Emmanuel-Thomas hit a 25-yard shot which Julian Speroni was able to save comfortably. But the momentum remained largely with the home side and they fashioned another decent opening in the 33rd minute. Neil Danns was afforded the time and space to strike a 12-yard shot wide from 12 yards as Cardiff were again let off the hook. The visitors, despite fielding three strikers in Bothroyd, Michael Chopra and Craig Bellamy, struggled to make an impression on the visitors' goal. In the 40th minute Bothroyd hit a 25-yard shot which Anthony Gardner did superbly well to block. Shortly after the restart, Emmanuel-Thomas also hit a shot from distance which Darren Ambrose did well to block as Cardiff began to up the tempo after their insipid first-half showing. Bellamy also came more into the game but Gardner blocked the Welshman's cross as he tried to deliver a dangerous ball into the box. Shortly before the hour mark, Emmanuel-Thomas did superbly well to hit a shot which Speroni tipped around a post. Cardiff's Kevin McNaughton then drilled a 25-yard shot just wide of Speroni's left-hand post and moments later they went closer still when midfielder Stephen McPhail fired goalwards from long range but Speroni did well to tip the ball over the crossbar. Cardiff were now dominating but an inswinging corner from Bellamy was headed wastefully over the bar by Dekel Keinan. In the 69th minute, David Wright handled the ball and Whittingham missed the target before Palace struck the decisive blow eight minutes from time. Counago did well to find Dikgacoi and he fired home a right-footed shot into the corner from 12 yards.

Form Guide

    WLWLDL
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • WDLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/09/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 27/03/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 17/10/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 11/04/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 15/11/2008
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 04/03/2008

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 6
  • D Ambrose 5
  • N Danns 4
  • O Garvan 3
  • S Iversen 2
  • PG Counago 2
  • A Gardner 1
  • J Easter 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 15
  • M Chopra 9
  • C Bellamy 8
  • S Olofinjana 5
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • G Rae 1
  • G Gyepes 1
  • J Parkin 1
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 55
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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