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  • Date:25 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Deepdale
  • Attendance:12,818
Preston are relegated
  • Whittingham (5) Whittingham (5)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The offside flag is raised against Jay Bothroyd. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Nicholson on Peter Whittingham. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

93mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

93mins

Foul by Stephen McPhail on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

91mins

Booking for Paul Quinn.

91mins

Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

90mins

Outswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line played to the near post, Stephen McPhail manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Darren Carter takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

88mins

Jay Bothroyd is shown a yellow card.

88mins

A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, Darren Carter produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

85mins

Jlloyd Samuel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right channel, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Hayes, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

83mins

Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hayes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from left wing, Jlloyd Samuel manages to make a clearance.

82mins

The ball is delivered by Barry Nicholson.

81mins

Barry Nicholson produces a cross, Shot by Darren Carter from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Craig Morgan takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Chris Burke results in a free kick. Darren Carter restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Darel Russell, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

76mins

Shot by Darren Carter from outside the box goes over the net.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Hayes, clearance by Mark Hudson.

75mins

Stephen McPhail concedes a free kick for a foul on Darel Russell. Keith Treacy has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

74mins

Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Craig Morgan, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darel Russell on Jlloyd Samuel. Paul Hayes replaces Nathan Ellington. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Darel Russell, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.

72mins

The referee blows for offside against Seyi Olofinjana. Michael Chopra is brought on as a substitute for Craig Bellamy. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Paul Quinn crosses the ball, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Craig Bellamy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Craig Morgan results in a free kick. Craig Morgan receives a yellow card. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

67mins

Shot from 12 yards from Chris Burke. Save by Iain Turner.

66mins

Jlloyd Samuel crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Seyi Olofinjana misses to the right of the target.

66mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, Adam Barton manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Chris Burke takes the outswinging corner, Ian Ashbee makes a clearance.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen McPhail, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.

65mins

Peter Whittingham decides to take a short corner.

64mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.

64mins

Peter Whittingham fouled by Craig Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

63mins

Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Craig Morgan results in a free kick. Jlloyd Samuel restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy.

61mins

Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail by Adam Barton. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.

60mins

Darel Russell takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.

58mins

Leon Cort goes off and Adam Barton comes on.

57mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Comfortable save by Iain Turner.

55mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dekel Keinan on Chris Brown. Free kick crossed by Keith Treacy, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.

54mins

Centre by Chris Burke, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Seyi Olofinjana goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Dekel Keinan results in a free kick. Keith Treacy produces a cross, Billy Jones takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

52mins

Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brown. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.

52mins

Darren Carter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Quinn. Paul Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Shot from 12 yards by Keith Treacy. Save made by Tom Heaton.

51mins

Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Darren Carter. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Stephen McPhail results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Darren Carter from left channel, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Darren Carter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

Kevin McNaughton leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Hudson.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Darren Carter. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

46mins

Centre by Darren Carter.

43mins

Billy Jones produces a cross, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.

43mins

Foul by Dekel Keinan on Nathan Ellington, free kick awarded. Ian Ashbee takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seyi Olofinjana. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

41mins

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Effort from deep inside the area by Peter Whittingham misses to the right of the target.

40mins

Darel Russell delivers the ball, clearance made by Stephen McPhail.

40mins

Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Darren Carter gets a block in.

39mins

Keith Treacy takes the outswinging corner, Chris Brown has a headed effort at goal from close in that bounces off the post.

38mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Keith Treacy.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Darel Russell, Darren Carter takes a shot. Fantastic save by Tom Heaton.

37mins

Long range effort from Ian Ashbee misses to the left of the target.

36mins

Tom Heaton goes into the book.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Stephen McPhail. Barry Nicholson takes the free kick.

34mins

Iain Hume goes off and Darel Russell comes on.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy.

33mins

Peter Whittingham decides to take the corner short.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Leon Cort.

31mins

The offside flag is raised against Jay Bothroyd. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Paul Quinn crosses the ball.

26mins

Nathan Ellington produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Comfortable save by Tom Heaton.

25mins

Peter Whittingham challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Treacy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Jlloyd Samuel manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Billy Jones sends in a cross.

23mins

The referee blows for offside. Darren Carter restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Burke, Headed effort on goal by Dekel Keinan from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

21mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke, Shot from 12 yards from Seyi Olofinjana. Chris Brown gets a block in.

20mins

Peter Whittingham takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Darren Carter makes a clearance.

18mins

Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, Billy Jones makes a clearance.

17mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Dekel Keinan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

15mins

Iain Hume crosses the ball, save made by Tom Heaton.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Seyi Olofinjana results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Carter.

13mins

Peter Whittingham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.

12mins

Iain Hume takes the inswinging corner, Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.

12mins

Shot by Keith Treacy from 25 yards. Blocked by Dekel Keinan.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, save by Iain Turner.

10mins

Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ian Ashbee makes a clearance.

10mins

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, blocked by Leon Cort.

10mins

Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line, clearance by Seyi Olofinjana.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, save by Iain Turner.

8mins

The ball is delivered by Iain Hume, save by Tom Heaton.

6mins

Peter Whittingham grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Preston 0-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Craig Bellamy.

5mins

The ball is delivered by Iain Hume, save made by Tom Heaton.

4mins

Iain Hume has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Burke on Chris Brown. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

3mins

The ball is swung over by Barry Nicholson.

3mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke, clearance by Craig Morgan.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Nathan Ellington, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.

1mins

Centre by Paul Quinn, clearance made by Leon Cort.

Match Preview

Khumalo sidelined for Lilywhites Preston defender Bongani Khumalo has been ruled out of the home clash with Cardiff through injury. The South Africa international was forced out of the action in Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Millwall with a foot injury just before half-time. Teenager Bailey Wright replaced Khumalo and could make only his first league start for Phil Brown's side at Turf Moor. Another defender, Leon Cort, is hoping to be included in the squad following a nine-game absence due to a hamstring injury. He travelled with the Lilywhites to Millwall on Saturday, but was not included on the substitutes' bench. Fellow central defender Sean St Ledger, who has missed the last six matches with a knee injury, could also bolster Brown's back line. Striker Paul Parry may be included after his wife gave birth, but defender David Gray is out for the rest of the season with a fractured his leg. Preston must avoid defeat and hope fourth-bottom Crystal Palace do not beat Leeds if they are to go into the final two games with any hope of avoiding relegation. Cardiff manager Dave Jones may opt to start Michael Chopra. The striker made a quicker-than-expected recovery from a hamstring injury to come on as an 87th-minute substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw with champions-elect QPR. That could prompt Jones to include Chopra in his XI as the Bluebirds look to capitalise on a potential slip from second-placed Norwich to move into the automatic promotion places. Jones has no new injury or suspension concerns, meaning centre-back Mark Hudson and goalkeeper David Marshall, struggling with knee and elbow injuries respectively, are the only players on the treatment table. Jones' side are currently one point adrift of the Canaries, who take on Derby at Carrow Road.

Formation:433Manager: Phil Brown

Preston

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Iain Turner
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Leon Cort
  • Craig Morgan
  • Billy Jones
  • Darren Carter
  • Ian Ashbee
  • Keith Treacy
  • Iain Hume
  • Chris Brown
  • Nathan Ellington
  • SUBS
  • Andy Lonergan
  • Paul Hayes
  • Adam Barton
  • Darel Russell
  • Jamie Proctor
  • Bailey Wright
  • Daniel Devine

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Match Report

North End down as Bluebirds win Phil Brown's bid to save Preston from relegation ended in failure as Cardiff claimed a 1-0 win at Deepdale to maintain their hopes of winning automatic promotion from the npower Championship. Bluebirds midfielder Peter Whittingham fired home a low cross from Craig Bellamy in the sixth minute of a first half that the visitors dominated. With Crystal Palace beating Leeds by the same scoreline at Selhurst Park, Preston knew they needed a major turnaround in the second half of both games. Sadly for Brown, it did not happen and Preston were condemned to a return to the third tier of English football for the first time since 2000. Brown, 51, arrived at the famous old Lancashire outfit in January, tasked with keeping them in the second tier but it took him 13 games to register a win and, despite an impressive rally in recent weeks, it was not enough. The result marked Preston's first relegation in 18 years but the visiting supporters could not care a jot as they celebrated a vital victory which would have been far more comfortable but for some poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping from Preston's Iain Turner. The 'Great Escape' was played over the tannoy prior to kick-off but any optimism that may have created among the home supporters was quickly dashed when Cardiff took the lead. Whittingham's neat pass allowed the impressive Bellamy to break clear of a statuesque home defence down the right flank. The on-loan Manchester City striker looked suspiciously offside but he kept his composure and showed intelligence to square a low cross across the face of goal. Whittingham arrived to sweep the ball into the roof of the net and Cardiff could easily have been out of sight at the break after fashioning a series of decent openings. In the 16th minute, Bellamy hit a shot from distance which deflected off Leon Cort and dipped just over Turner's crossbar. From the subsequent corner, Bluebirds defender Dekel Keinan headed narrowly over and in the 20th minute Jay Bothroyd claimed a penalty after taking a tumble under the challenge of Turner. Moments later Cardiff midfielder Seyi Olofinjana cracked a fierce volley which Turner turned over. In the 28th minute Bluebirds left-back Jlloyd Samuel and Preston striker Iain Hume clashed in a full-blooded challenge which resulted in Hume being replaced by Darel Russell several minutes later. Yet as the interval approached, the pendulum swung in Preston's favour and Chris Brown headed a cross from Ian Ashbee against a post. Whittingham then missed a golden opportunity to put Cardiff 2-0 ahead in the 41st minute when he blazed Bellamy's low delivery high and wide from just six yards out. Preston almost equalised six minutes after the break when Keith Treacy's low shot was repelled by goalkeeper Tom Heaton. The hosts then had two penalty appeals turned down by referee Phil Gibbs, prompting Brown to encroach on to the pitch to voice his anger, but Cardiff went on to spurn a host of openings. Olofinjana headed wastefully over and then Burke was denied by the outstanding Turner after he broke clear of the home defence while Preston, despite five minutes of added time, could not find an equaliser.

Form Guide

    WLDDWL
  • Preston
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • DWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Preston
  • 04/12/2010
  • Preston
  • 3 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 27/02/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Preston
  • 05/12/2009
  • Preston
  • 6 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 18/04/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 0
  • Preston
  • 06/12/2008
  • Preston
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 29/12/2007

Top Scorers

Preston

  • I Hume 10
  • K Treacy 7
  • B Jones 6
  • B Nicholson 3
  • N Ellington 2
  • C Morgan 2
  • P Hayes 2
  • C Brown 1
  • S St. Ledger 1
  • L Clarke 1
  • A Barton 1

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 17
  • C Bellamy 10
  • M Chopra 9
  • P Whittingham 7
  • S Olofinjana 6
  • C Burke 5
  • L Naylor 2
  • J Koumas 2
  • D Keinan 2
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 2
  • G Rae 1
  • G Gyepes 1
  • J Parkin 1
  • P Quinn 1

Goals

Preston

    • Total goals 125
    • Goals per game 50
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 149
    • Goals per game 74
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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