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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:24,356
  • Lambert - pen (56)
  • Conway (35)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the left by-line.

92mins

Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

91mins

Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Daniel Fox takes the free kick. Peter Whittingham booked for unsporting behaviour.

87mins

(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Dean Hammond coming on for David Connolly.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Shot on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from just inside the area goes over the target.

84mins

David Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

82mins

Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

81mins

Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.

80mins

Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

80mins

Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, save by David Marshall.

78mins

Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.

78mins

Stephen McPhail leaves the field to be replaced by Filip Kiss.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson, Adam Lallana takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gerrard on Tadanari Lee. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line.

69mins

Corner taken by Adam Lallana played to the near post, clearance made by Kenny Miller.

69mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

68mins

The offside flag is raised against Tadanari Lee. David Marshall takes the free kick.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox.

64mins

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson.

63mins

Foul by David Connolly on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded. Andrew Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

62mins

Craig Conway goes off and Rudy Gestede comes on.

61mins

Tadanari Lee comes on in place of Jason Puncheon.

60mins

Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from long range goes over the crossbar.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Kevin McNaughton handles the ball and concedes a . Power penalty scored by Richard Lambert. Southampton 1-1 Cardiff.

55mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.

49mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

47mins

Adam Lallana has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

47mins

Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball.

46mins

Adam Lallana produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

42mins

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Frazer Richardson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Don Cowie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

40mins

Morgan Schneiderlin receives a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Jason Puncheon. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Turner.

39mins

Kenny Miller takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

36mins

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, A goal is scored by Craig Conway from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Southampton 0-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

34mins

Frazer Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Fox, Richard Lambert has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

31mins

Richard Lambert is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

29mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Martin.

27mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon.

19mins

Foul by Craig Conway on Jack Cork, free kick awarded. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Jason Puncheon results in a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

13mins

Header from close range by Richard Lambert clears the bar.

12mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Morgan Schneiderlin. Andrew Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

6mins

The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

4mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.

2mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Richard Lambert goes wide left of the target.

2mins

Aron Gunnarsson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

Match Preview

Sharp may make Cardiff clash Southampton are close to completing the signing of Billy Sharp ahead of the clash with Cardiff. Doncaster manager Dean Saunders revealed the striker has travelled south for a medical after a fee was agreed between the clubs. Defender Jose Fonte (toe) and midfielder Richard Chaplow (knee) are fit after spells on the sidelines while winger Adam Lallana (groin) will be checked over. But Jos Hooiveld is set to miss out again with a hamstring problem and fellow centre-half Dan Seaborne is continuing to build up his fitness after a head injury. Tottenham loanee Iago Falque returns after he was cup-tied at Millwall on Saturday while goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, midfielder Jack Cork and striker Guly do Prado were rested. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has a full complement of players to choose from. Mackay had been sweating on the fitness of captain Mark Hudson, who missed the Carling Cup semi-final victory over Crystal Palace last week with a calf strain, but the centre-back has recovered in time for the trip to St Mary's and is set for a return to the starting XI. Full-back Kevin McNaughton is also likely to come back into the Bluebirds' defence in place of Darcy Blake after making his comeback from injury in the win against Palace last time out. A victory for Cardiff would take the Welsh outfit above their hosts and into the npower Championship automatic promotion places.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 451Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Aaron Martin
  • Jose Fonte
  • Daniel Fox
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Jack Cork
  • Adam Lallana
  • David Connolly
  • Richard Lambert
  • SUBS
  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Dan Harding
  • Dean Hammond
  • Tadanari Lee
  • Yago Falque

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Match Report

Saints make point but miss out on top spot Southampton missed out on the chance to move top of the npower Championship table as they came from behind to claim a draw at home to third-placed Cardiff. Craig Conway opened the scoring when he made the most of a poor punch from goalkeeper Kelvin Davis to fire home, but Rickie Lambert, Southampton's main threat throughout, scored from the spot after Kevin McNaughton was harshly deemed to have handled an Adam Lallana cross. The point moved Saints two points behind leaders West Ham, who were heavily beaten at Ipswich, while Cardiff are now three points behind Sam Allardyce's side. Southampton made six changes from the side held to a 1-1 FA Cup draw by Millwall, with Lallana and Jose Fonte back from injury. McNaughton returned to the Cardiff defence and David Marshall replaced Carling Cup penalty hero Tom Heaton in goal. The home side started brightly, with Lambert attempting a 30-yard shot which dropped inches wide. The same player then sent a header over the crossbar after good work from Lallana down the left. Southampton thought they should have had a penalty when Lambert was pulled to the ground in the area, but referee Mark Haywood waved away appeals. It was a one-man show as Lambert spurned another chance in the 32nd minute, heading over a corner from Dan Fox. They were made to pay for their profligacy as Cardiff snatched the lead from their first chance. Davis struggled to punch clear from a Peter Whittingham corner and the ball fell to Conway who rifled the ball into an unguarded net. Andrew Taylor's long-range strike was punched away by Davis, while Lallana blazed wide twice in quick succession at the other end before the break. Nigel Adkins' side started the second half with purpose, and after Lallana had another strong penalty appeal turned down, Saints were finally awarded a spot-kick when a Lallana cross was adjudged to have been handled by McNaughton. Lambert stepped up and made no mistake, slamming the ball past Marshall for his 19th goal of the season. Southampton were pushing hard for a winner but were almost caught when Bluebirds striker Kenny Miller fired over from 12 yards. Aron Gunnarsson was wayward with a left-footed drive from just inside the area while the busy Lallana saw a close-range effort scrambled away by Marshall as the game ended all square.

Form Guide

    DWLLWL
  • Southampton
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LDWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 28/09/2011
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 28/02/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 09/08/2008
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 29/03/2008
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 21/10/2007
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 13/03/2007

Top Scorers

Southampton

  • R Lambert 10
  • G Do Prado 10
  • D Connolly 6
  • A Lallana 6
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • J Hooiveld 2
  • M Schneiderlin 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • L Holmes 1

Cardiff

  • K Miller 9
  • P Whittingham 5
  • AE Gunnarsson 5
  • J Mason 4
  • R Earnshaw 3
  • D Cowie 3
  • M Hudson 3
  • C Conway 2
  • A Taylor 1
  • A Gerrard 1
  • B Turner 1
  • R Gestede 1
  • F Kiss 1
  • J Ralls 1

Goals

Southampton

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

Cardiff

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 44
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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