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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The New Den
  • Attendance:11,314
Goal!

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92:05 +2.05

Ben Turner fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

91:04 +1.04

Handball decision goes against Peter Whittingham. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

89:03

Darius Henderson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:01

Unfair challenge on Jack Smith by Joe Ralls results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

87:16

Rudy Gestede is ruled offside. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

86:34

Ben Turner fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

85:50

Ben Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Jack Smith takes the direct free kick.

85:32

Joe Ralls takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

83:55

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, save by Steve Mildenhall.

82:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Lowry on Joe Mason. Shane Lowry goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left wing, clearance by Jack Smith.

80:30

Effort on goal by Rudy Gestede from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

79:57

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

79:29

Foul by Liam Trotter on Joe Ralls, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Ralls.

78:07

Dany N'Guessan comes on in place of Hamer Bouazza.

77:38

Foul by James Henry on David Marshall, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall. Caution for James Henry.

76:22

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

73:29

Shot by Hamer Bouazza from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

70:42

Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hudson. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

69:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Henry, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

69:06

Nathan Baker takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

67:40

Craig Conway goes off and Rudy Gestede comes on.

66:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamer Bouazza on Kevin McNaughton. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

64:56

Corner taken by Craig Conway, Header by Joe Mason from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

64:10

James Henry is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

61:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Mason on Jack Smith. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

60:37

James Henry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

57:52

Peter Whittingham handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Hamer Bouazza, save by David Marshall.

49:59

Kevin McNaughton challenges Liam Trotter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

49:18

Joe Mason takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

46:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Turner by Darius Henderson. David Marshall takes the free kick.

45:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadjim Abdou by Peter Whittingham. Jack Smith takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Darius Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Jay Simpson.

44:53

Shane Lowry fouled by Joe Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

41:49

Nadjim Abdou produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

40:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Henry.

38:32

Joe Mason on for Filip Kiss.

35:27

Foul by Kenny Miller on Shane Lowry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jack Smith.

35:11

James Henry has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

34:15

Nadjim Abdou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

32:49

Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

28:20

Unfair challenge on Jack Smith by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Craig Conway goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Hamer Bouazza from right wing, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

26:22

Foul by Liam Feeney on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the free kick.

19:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, Nadjim Abdou manages to make a clearance. Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Henry.

17:57

James Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

13:55

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Don Cowie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

11:35

Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Jack Smith results in a free kick. Andrew Taylor takes the direct free kick.

8:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie played to the near post, clearance by Nathan Baker.

7:40

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

4:41

Kenny Miller challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

4:03

Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Liam Feeney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

2:34

James Henry challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Lions again without duo Millwall will again be without Therry Racon and David Forde when they host Cardiff. Midfielder Racon has this week seen a specialist about the ankle problem which has restricted him to just one appearance since he joined from Charlton over the summer. Goalkeeper Forde remains sidelined by a thigh injury so Steve Mildenhall continues between the sticks, although the Lions' number one could be fit in time to face Portsmouth on Boxing Day. Boss Kenny Jackett may, therefore, stick with the side which held Leeds for an hour last weekend before slipping to a 2-0 defeat. Defender Jordan Stewart is still out with a groin problem and striker Shaun Batt continues to build up his fitness following a cruciate injury. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is sweating over the fitness of a trio of midfielders. Aron Gunnarsson, Filip Kiss and Stephen McPhail are all injury doubts for the Bluebirds. Gunnarsson (dead leg) and Kiss (ankle) were both withdrawn after sustaining knocks in the npower Championship victory over Birmingham on Sunday while McPhail tweaked his knee in training before the clash with Blues. All three will be assessed prior to the game at the New Den and, although McPhail is unlikely to be fit, Mackay is hopeful he will be able to include Kiss and Gunnarsson in his matchday squad. Centre-back Anthony Gerrard is definitely out of the contest, however, having picked up a hamstring problem on Sunday and club captain Mark Hudson is in line to return in the middle of defence alongside Ben Turner. Full-back Andrew Taylor is fit again after a tight calf kept him out of the victory over Birmingham, and he will face stiff competition to win back his place from Lee Naylor - who filled in with aplomb at the weekend. Striker Rudy Gestede is available to Mackay following his six-week absence with a hamstring complaint, but he is likely to have to settle for a place among the substitutes.

Formation:451Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

Formation: 451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Steve Mildenhall
  • Jack Smith
  • Paul Robinson
  • Shane Lowry
  • Nathan Baker
  • Liam Trotter
  • Nadjim Abdou
  • Liam Feeney
  • James Henry
  • Hamer Bouazza
  • Jay Simpson
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Allsop
  • Alan Dunne
  • Darius Henderson
  • Dany N'Guessan
  • Brian Howard

Home

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Match Report

Missed opportunity for Bluebirds Cardiff failed to punish Southampton and West Ham at the top of the npower Championship after a goalless draw at Millwall. Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay was named manager of the month for November with his side having won five of their last six matches as well as securing a Carling Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace. But they could not find a way past stubborn Millwall and had to settle for a point to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games. In fact, the lowly Lions had the better chances to secure the victory with James Henry hitting the crossbar in the first half and Darius Henderson heading over late in the second. However, the visitors remain in third and on the shoulder of the top two, who both dropped points on Saturday afternoon. Clearly brimming with confidence, City went straight on the attack and Peter Whittingham combined with Joe Ralls before firing in a 20-yard drive which Lions keeper Steve Mildenhall did well to keep out. Ralls, City's 18-year-old midfielder making his full league debut, looked assured on the ball and was not afraid to have a shot either, firing over in the 20th minute. The youngster then teed up Kenny Miller, who jinked forward into a shooting position but lifted his effort too high. But Millwall came agonisingly close to opening the scoring with their first real attack Lone striker Jay Simpson won possession and played the ball in behind the defence for flying winger Liam Feeney. His low cross found James Henry in front of goal but the midfielder's shot crashed back off the woodwork. Another swift counter-attack saw Liam Trotter charge forward and find Simpson, who curled his effort the wrong side of the post. It was Simpson's last action of the match as he was replaced at half-time by top scorer Henderson, a surprise omission from the starting line-up with boss Kenny Jackett opting for an extra man in midfield. Four minutes into the second half Cardiff sub Joe Mason got a sight of goal but his shot was comfortably dealt with by Mildenhall. Hamer Bouazza came close to nicking it for Millwall with 15 minutes left when he fizzed the ball across goal and inches past the post. At the other end Miller brought a save from Mildenhall with a glancing header and Rudy Gestede blazed a late chance over. Henderson had a superb chance to win it for the Lions at the death but his downward header bounced back off over the crossbar. end M

Form Guide

    WLLDWL
  • Millwall
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Millwall
  • 3 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 19/03/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 25/09/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 31/01/2006
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 24/09/2005
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 22/02/2005
  • Millwall
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 23/10/2004

Top Scorers

Millwall

  • D Henderson 8
  • J Simpson 4
  • L Trotter 3
  • L Feeney 3
  • D Ward 1
  • H Bouazza 1
  • J Marquis 1

Cardiff

  • K Miller 6
  • P Whittingham 5
  • R Earnshaw 3
  • D Cowie 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • J Mason 3
  • M Hudson 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • C Conway 1
  • A Gerrard 1
  • R Gestede 1
  • F Kiss 1
  • J Ralls 1

Goals

Millwall

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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