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Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the left by-line.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
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.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Dean Hammond coming on for David Connolly.
Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Shot on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from just inside the area goes over the target.
David Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, save by David Marshall.
Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.
Stephen McPhail leaves the field to be replaced by Filip Kiss.
The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson, Adam Lallana takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gerrard on Tadanari Lee. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Adam Lallana played to the near post, clearance made by Kenny Miller.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
The offside flag is raised against Tadanari Lee. David Marshall takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox.
The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson.
Foul by David Connolly on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded. Andrew Taylor takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Conway goes off and Rudy Gestede comes on.
Tadanari Lee comes on in place of Jason Puncheon.
Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from long range goes over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Kevin McNaughton handles the ball and concedes a . Power penalty scored by Richard Lambert. Southampton 1-1 Cardiff.
Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.
The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball.
Adam Lallana produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Frazer Richardson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Don Cowie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
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.
Kenny Miller takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
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.
Frazer Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
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.
Richard Lambert is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Martin.
The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon.
Foul by Craig Conway on Jack Cork, free kick awarded. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Jason Puncheon results in a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
Header from close range by Richard Lambert clears the bar.
Kenny Miller is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Morgan Schneiderlin. Andrew Taylor takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Richard Lambert goes wide left of the target.
Aron Gunnarsson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
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.
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.
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