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Inswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tomasz Cywka misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham played to the near post.
Tomasz Cywka takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
The referee gives a free kick against Aron Gunnarsson for handball. Kevin Kilbane takes the free kick.
Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor. Joe Mason is brought on as a substitute for Craig Conway. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Ben Davies takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Filip Kiss makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Craig Bryson goes over the bar.
Don Cowie concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Roberts. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick.
Jake Buxton delivers the ball, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
Ben Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Stephen McPhail joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin McNaughton. Andrew Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies, Headed effort from close range by Jason Shackell goes wide left of the target.
A goal is scored by Peter Whittingham from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 0-3 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Filip Kiss.
Callum Ball produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Callum Ball replaces Mason Bennett.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Filip Kiss by Craig Bryson. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jeff Hendrick, save made by Tom Heaton.
Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Kevin Kilbane. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on Tomasz Cywka. Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, blocked by Peter Whittingham.
Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Headed own goal by Kevin Kilbane. Derby 0-2 Cardiff.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line, clearance made by Jake Buxton.
Craig Conway takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Jason Shackell goes over the bar.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Jeff Hendrick.
Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line.
Ben Turner takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Craig Conway produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal. Tomasz Cywka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Maguire.
Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Jake Buxton on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Davies produces a cross, save by Tom Heaton.
Jake Buxton crosses the ball, save made by David Marshall.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line, clearance made by Jake Buxton. Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
David Marshall goes off and Tom Heaton comes on.
Filip Kiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Kilbane. Kevin Kilbane takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Ben Turner from just outside the area goes over the net.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
Effort from the edge of the box by Craig Conway goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Miller on Jason Shackell. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Maguire. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Kenny Miller challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Kevin Kilbane manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Filip Kiss by Ben Davies results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Russell Anderson leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Buxton.
Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Shackell on Don Cowie. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Craig Conway takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Filip Kiss finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Ben Turner.
Jeff Hendrick challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Filip Kiss takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Handball decision goes against Peter Whittingham. Ben Davies has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, David Marshall makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Kevin Kilbane. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.
Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Ben Davies has an effort direct from the free kick.
Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Mason Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Turner.
Rams wait on O'Brien
Mark O'Brien could line up for Derby against Cardiff with the help of a pain-killing injection.
The central defender was forced off during the first half of the 3-1 home victory over Portsmouth at the weekend with a shoulder injury.
Subsequent scans revealed a sprained shoulder joint and O'Brien is rated 50-50 for the game against the Bluebirds.
Theo Robinson is another casualty from the Portsmouth match after a hamstring problem forced him off and although Chris Maguire suffered a broken nose against Pompey, he is expected to play.
However, with Robinson joining leading scorer Steven Davies (fractured skull) and summer signing Nathan Tyson (groin) on the sidelines, manager Nigel Clough is left searching for a new strike pairing.
That leaves 15-year-old schoolboy Mason Bennett, 18-year-old Callum Ball, Tomasz Cywka and Conor Doyle battling for a place alongside Maguire. Although another option could be to bring Jamie Ward in from his wide position.
Cardiff welcome back defender Anthony Gerrard.
Gerrard was suspended for the 1-1 draw with Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday after picking up five yellow cards over the course of the season.
However, the centre-back is now eligible as Cardiff go in search of their first away win in the league since the opening day of the campaign.
Forward Kenny Miller is also available for manager Malky Mackay following his recovery from a head injury. However, the Bluebirds boss is likely to stick with hotshot Joe Mason up front.
Mason, a summer signing from Plymouth, has fired three goals in his last three appearances.
Striker Rudy Gestede is two weeks away from from a return from a hamstring injury.
Bluebirds Kiss and move up
Filip Kiss scored his first goal for Cardiff in a convincing 3-0 victory over lacklustre Derby which moved the Welsh club into the npower Championship play-off places.
The Rams' unbeaten run of four home games was ended with aplomb by a vigorous Bluebirds performance, Slovakian Kiss opening the scoring in the first half.
The second half saw Kevin Kilbane turn the ball into his own net and Peter Whittingham slot home a regulation third as Cardiff produced their first away win since the opening day of the season.
Cardiff struggled to assert any authority in the opening stages and their blushes were spared when an unmarked Jason Shackell failed to connect with Ben Davies's dangerous free-kick.
But against the initial run of play, the visitors went ahead in the 20th minute and did not look back.
Ben Turner teased a ball across the Derby backline to Kiss, who dug out a dipping drive to beat Frank Fielding at his near post.
Craig Conway might have doubled the advantage immediately when Kenny Miller dummied the ball into his path, but Fielding was on hand to smother the shot.
The Rams tried to respond through Jamie Ward, but the winger's shot was saved by David Marshall.
Right-back Russell Anderson was then forced off after 30 minutes through injury, with Jake Buxton his replacement.
But the visitors also suffered an injury blow of their own when Marshall failed to re-emerge after the break following a first-half knock. Tom Heaton took his place.
Cardiff were first to threaten after the interval as Aron Gunnarsson launched a dipping drive from distance that rippled the top of Fielding's net, before Conway slammed a snapshot across the goalmouth and wide.
Turner arrived to head into Fielding's hands and Whittingham saw his powerful shot blocked by Jeff Hendrick before the hour mark as the home team retreated further into their shells.
A rare foray forward saw a good chance wasted, Shackell rising to meet Davies's corner but nodding agonisingly over the crossbar, and the sucker punch arrived in the 61st minute.
Whittingham whipped in a regulation corner which a disorientated Kilbane headed into the roof of his own net.
Nigel Clough then withdrew 15-year-old striker Mason Bennett, who was making only his second senior start. His replacement Callum Ball's first act was a left-footed drive that dipped just over Heaton's crossbar.
However, it was too little too late and in the 73rd minute Kiss supplied Whittingham just inside the area for the ex-Birmingham man to fire home with ease.
Hendrick tried a speculative drive, blocked by Gunnarsson, as Derby sought a consolation goal in the final 10 minutes.
Substitute Tomasz Cywka gave Heaton something to do with a pacy effort five minutes from time, but the battle was lost.
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