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Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Juan Cala manages to make a clearance.
Juan Cala makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line.
Wilfried Zaha takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paulo Gazzaniga parries the effort to safety.
Rickie Lambert produces a cross.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Davis.
Mats Daehli leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Bellamy.
The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne.
Chance falls to Guly Do Prado who heads at goal. David Marshall blocks the ball.
Luke Shaw produces a cross.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Kevin McNaughton.
Adam Lallana sends in a cross.
David Marshall manages to make a clearance.
Bo-Kyung Kim challenges Luke Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Guly Do Prado joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Cork.
Fabio Da Silva goes off and Kevin McNaughton comes on.
Fabio Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Fraizer Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dejan Lovren.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.
Nathaniel Clyne comes on in place of Calum Chambers.
Gaston Ramirez leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Gallagher.
Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham.
Unfair challenge on Mats Daehli by Calum Chambers results in a free kick.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Wilfried Zaha is brought on as a substitute for Gary Medel.
Luke Shaw manages to make a clearance.
Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal.
Gaston Ramirez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Gary Medel.
Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.
Jordon Mutch fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Free kick taken by Jack Cork.
Foul by Jordon Mutch on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Juan Cala.
Shot by Luke Shaw missed to the left of the net.
The referee starts the second half.
Clearance by Gary Medel.
Clearance made by Morgan Schneiderlin.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Dejan Lovren restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kevin Theophile-Catherine on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded.
Jack Cork takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.
Jordon Mutch produces a cross.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
The ball is sent over by Luke Shaw.
Bo-Kyung Kim fouled by Calum Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Fabio Da Silva.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line.
Gary Medel manages to make a clearance.
Rickie Lambert takes a shot. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.
Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Strike on goal comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick. David Marshall fumbles the ball.
Juan Cala concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana.
The ball is delivered by Mats Daehli.
Free kick taken by Gary Medel.
Rickie Lambert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Medel.
Adam Lallana fouled by Gary Medel, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Gaston Ramirez. Steven Caulker gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Gaston Ramirez.
Shot by Rickie Lambert went over.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal.
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham.
Dejan Lovren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell.
Steven Davis has an effort at goal. Blocked by Fabio Da Silva.
Header by Calum Chambers misses to the right of the target.
Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Dejan Lovren.
Clearance made by Jose Fonte.
Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jose Fonte.
Jose Fonte challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Cork concedes a free kick for a foul on Bo-Kyung Kim.
Clearance made by Juan Cala.
The game gets underway.
Saints duo face late assessments
Southampton's Jay Rodriguez will miss the next six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and could be joined on the sidelines for Cardiff's visit this weekend by several other first-team players.
The England international suffered the injury during last weekend's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City - a match which Gaston Ramirez (ankle) and Artur Boruc (back) missed through injury.
The pair will be assessed before Saturday's match, which back-up goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is likely to sit out due to a hip problem. Maya Yoshida (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Cardiff suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace last time out but boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side sit comfortably in eighth, will not be taking them for granted.
"The motivation is always there because we have to defend to the death our colours, our shirt," he said.
"That's what we aim to do in every single game.
"We want to get the maximum number of points out of any season and it's a motivation for these players to be the first players at this football club to get this maximum number of points in the Premier League.
"We also need to look at the growth of this team and of every single player. Those two factors are a massive motivation for us."
Cardiff will be without winger Craig Noone for the clash.
Noone is set to miss the rest of this season due to an abdominal injury, and is due to see a specialist in the United States about the problem.
Striker Kenwyne Jones could also miss out at St Mary's after taking a blow to the kidneys during last weekend's 3-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace.
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meanwhile, confirmed that Peter Whittingham would start this weekend as the Welsh club target crucial points in their fight against relegation.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
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