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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:19,750
Goal!

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92mins

Unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Lewis McGugan from left channel, save by David Marshall.

91mins

Shot from just outside the box by Joel Lynch misses to the left of the goal.

91mins

Andy Reid takes a inswinging corner.

87mins

The referee gives a free kick against Marcus Tudgay for handball. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.

86mins

The referee penalises Rudy Gestede for handball. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

83mins

Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Don Cowie. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

82mins

Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudy Gestede. Craig Conway replaces Joe Mason. Ben Turner restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Corner taken by Andy Reid.

79mins

Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham. Jonathan Greening goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Matt Derbyshire goes off and Patrick Bamford comes on. Jonathan Greening leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Reid. Ben Turner takes the direct free kick.

76mins

Foul by Joel Lynch on Rudy Gestede, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Peter Whittingham from right by-line, clearance made by Matt Derbyshire.

75mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Rudy Gestede has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

72mins

Jonathan Greening takes a shot. Lewis McGugan takes a corner. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

70mins

Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Mark Hudson.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, save by Lee Camp.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

67mins

Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Jonathan Greening. Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Matt Derbyshire concedes a free kick for a foul on Darcy Blake. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

62mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Andrew Taylor. Lewis McGugan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Darcy Blake manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Mark Hudson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Mark Hudson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.

59mins

Kenny Miller finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Nottm Forest 0-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

57mins

Kenny Miller produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56mins

Foul by Guy Moussi on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Jonathan Greening manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Andrew Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Greening from right wing, clearance by Darcy Blake.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Lewis McGugan. Greg Cunningham takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Greening on Peter Whittingham. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

48mins

Corner taken by Jonathan Greening from the right by-line to the near post, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance by Ben Turner.

45mins

Short corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

45mins

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

44mins

Jonathan Greening takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ben Turner.

42mins

The referee shows Joel Lynch a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

41mins

Darcy Blake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller. Ben Turner takes the free kick.

38mins

Don Cowie crosses the ball, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.

36mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis McGugan.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Ben Turner. David Marshall takes the free kick.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary.

30mins

Jonathan Greening challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Header from close in by Ben Turner misses to the right of the target.

29mins

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

27mins

Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

25mins

Centre by Chris Gunter, Garath McCleary takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

24mins

Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Greening, Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

23mins

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, clearance made by Ben Turner.

20mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Marcus Tudgay. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

19mins

Foul by Marcus Tudgay on Rudy Gestede, free kick awarded. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Jonathan Greening takes the outswinging corner, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

17mins

Marcus Tudgay is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Greening from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

15mins

Foul by Don Cowie on Garath McCleary, free kick awarded. Jonathan Greening crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Rudy Gestede makes a clearance.

14mins

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Greg Cunningham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Aron Gunnarsson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Greening on Rudy Gestede. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Darcy Blake, Guy Moussi makes a clearance.

8mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Tudgay. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

The referee gives a free kick against Peter Whittingham for handball. Lewis McGugan has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance made by Don Cowie.

5mins

Rudy Gestede challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Matt Derbyshire coming on for Robbie Findley. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Marshall on Robbie Findley. David Marshall goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Greening from right wing, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Forest sweating on Anderson Paul Anderson is Nottingham Forest's main injury concern ahead of the visit of Cardiff. Anderson limped out of the home defeat to Peterborough on Boxing Day after just six minutes because of a tight hamstring. The midfielder will continue to be assessed and a late decision will be made on his fitness. Doubts also surround the fitness of Joel Lynch after the defender missed that game with a groin problem, so midfielder Guy Moussi is on standby to line up in the back four again. Brendan Moloney suffered a knee injury in training last week. The full-back joins a list of defensive casualties that also includes, Wes Morgan (ankle) and Jamaal Lascelles (stress fracture), while Chris Cohen, who can also play at the back, will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Striker Ishmael Miller remains sidelined with a foot injury. Forest have endured a miserable end to 2011 having failed to score in their last six Championship matches, losing five of them. Cardiff have been given a boost with the news that defender Kevin McNaughton is likely to be fit. McNaughton was substituted 18 minutes into Cardiff's 1-1 draw at Watford on Boxing Day with a tight calf, but the Scot is expected to be available to manager Malky Mackay. However, should McNaughton not be fit, Darcy Blake is set to deputise. Young midfielder Joe Ralls was not included in the matchday squad at Vicarage Road following a knee problem but could push for a recall, while Craig Conway is challenging Joe Mason for a place in the starting XI. Cardiff will be without Stephen McPhail, though, as he remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Luke Chambers
  • Joel Lynch
  • Greg Cunningham
  • Garath McCleary
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Guy Moussi
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • Robbie Findley
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Andy Reid
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Patrick Bamford

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Match Report

Miller chops down Forest Kenny Miller's fine second-half header was enough to keep Cardiff in touch with the npower Championship promotion places, while Nottingham Forest's goal drought was extended to a club record seven matches in a 1-0 defeat. Scotland international Miller headed home Peter Whittingham's cross in the 59th minute to clinch Cardiff's first league win in four and keep them five points adrift of second-placed Middlesbrough. But Forest's miserable run continues. Steve Cotterill's side have lost six and drawn one of their last seven league games and have gone 630 minutes of league action without scoring. United States striker Robbie Findley added to Cotterill's woes when he was forced out of the game in the sixth minute due to a nasty-looking shoulder injury. Cotterill was forced to recall Findley and fellow forward Garath McCleary to his starting line-up due to injuries, together with defender Joel Lynch, while Darcy Blake returned at right-back for Cardiff with Rudy Gestede installed up front. Forest pair Dexter Blackstock and Paul Anderson were both ruled out through injuries sustained in the Boxing Day defeat to Peterborough and Cotterill was dealt another blow when Findley fell awkwardly following a collision with Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall. Marshall appeared to bring the American down as he raced on to a deflected through-ball, but received only a yellow card for his infringement, and the Forest striker was subsequently replaced by Matt Derbyshire. Cardiff looked a threat on the break, but Forest played the better football and went close to breaking their goal drought in the 23rd minute when midfielder Lewis McGugan's shot from inside the penalty area was blocked by Cardiff defender Mark Hudson. McCleary made a nuisance of himself in the first period, forcing Marshall to hold two efforts and pulling another shot wide, while Cardiff spurned a gilt-edged chance to take the lead when defender Ben Turner planted a free header wide from Whittingham's free-kick. Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp ensured a goalless first half when saving well from Scottish forward Miller's 25-yard shot just before the break. Forest continued to hold their own after the restart, working tirelessly to snuff out the threat of the Welsh side's three-pronged attack, but the visitors continued to threaten. Miller inexplicably misfired when sent through one-on-one with Camp, but the Scot soon atoned to give Cardiff a 59th-minute lead. Whittingham crossed from the right and Miller managed to redirect the ball with sufficient power to beat Camp into the top corner. Forest rallied and McGugan lashed a right-footed volley just wide from 25 yards before midfielder Jonathan Greening was off target with his 20-yard effort. Cardiff defended with steely determination and repelled another Forest corner from McGugan, while Gestede headed Andrew Taylor's cross wide at the other end. Striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder Andy Reid were sent on for Forest pair Derbyshire and Greening with 11 minutes left, but Cotterill's last throw of the dice came to nought as the visitors refused to buckle. Lynch fired a 20-yard shot wide in time added on and Marshall punched clear McGugan's free-kick in the 92nd minute.

Form Guide

    LLLLDL
  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • DWWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 26/11/2011
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 19/02/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 20/11/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 05/04/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 01/11/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 31/01/2009

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • M Tudgay 3
  • I Miller 3
  • R Findley 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • L McGugan 1
  • J Lynch 1
  • C Gunter 1

Cardiff

  • K Miller 6
  • P Whittingham 5
  • AE Gunnarsson 4
  • R Earnshaw 3
  • D Cowie 3
  • J Mason 3
  • M Hudson 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • C Conway 1
  • A Gerrard 1
  • B Turner 1
  • R Gestede 1
  • F Kiss 1
  • J Ralls 1

Goals

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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