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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:18,629
  • Sanli (44)
  • Chopra (7) Chopra (7)
    Chopra (7)
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96mins

Darcy Blake comes on in place of Andrew Keogh.

93mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Ricardo Fuller misses to the right of the target.

91mins

Kenwyne Jones has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

88mins

Rory Delap comes on in place of Danny Higginbotham.

87mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tuncay Sanli. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Fuller on David Marshall. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Header from deep inside the area by Ricardo Fuller goes over the bar.

84mins

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham.

83mins

Marc Wilson challenges Gavin Rae unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Effort on goal by Matthew Etherington from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

80mins

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Blocked by David Marshall.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington, Shot from just outside the box by Glenn Whelan misses to the left of the target.

76mins

Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenwyne Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

75mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line, Gavin Rae manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Kenwyne Jones is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Walters.

71mins

Adam Matthews is brought on as a substitute for Chris Burke. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

70mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham, Ryan Shotton manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Andrew Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tuncay Sanli from the left by-line, clearance made by Lee Naylor.

64mins

Jermaine Pennant goes off and Matthew Etherington comes on.

64mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Ricardo Fuller misses to the left of the target.

63mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

57mins

Tuncay Sanli takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Jermaine Pennant results in a free kick. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant played to the near post, clearance by Gavin Rae.

49mins

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Quinn. Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant to the near post, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance. Jermaine Pennant takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Andrew Keogh.

48mins

Paul Quinn challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

48mins

Ricardo Fuller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Keogh.

46mins

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

45mins

Tuncay Sanli scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 1-1 Cardiff.

43mins

Stephen McPhail challenges Glenn Whelan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.

39mins

Mark Hudson fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

33mins

Gavin Rae gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli. Strike comes in from Marc Wilson from the free kick, Jermaine Pennant takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.

31mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

28mins

Shot from just outside the box by Chris Burke misses to the right of the target.

24mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

22mins

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

20mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, clearance by Lee Naylor.

19mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Keogh. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Tuncay Sanli produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

16mins

Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

14mins

Foul by Glenn Whelan on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Michael Chopra finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Cardiff.

8mins

Michael Chopra finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Cardiff.

8mins

Michael Chopra gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Cardiff.

5mins

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Keogh. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.

5mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Keogh. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

4mins

Robert Huth concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Keogh. Stephen McPhail takes the direct free kick.

The match gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

No new problems for Pulis Stoke City have no new injury worries ahead of their FA Cup third round match against Cardiff. Striker Mamady Sidibe (Achilles) is their only absentee. Manager Tony Pulis has pledged to send out a strong side but fringe players such as Tuncay Sanli, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson will be hopeful of a run-out against the Bluebirds. Dave Jones will again assess his injury-hit squad as late as possible. The majority of City`s concerns come in the attacking department with Jay Bothroyd (hamstring), Michael Chopra (ankle), Craig Bellamy (ongoing knee problem) and Jon Parkin (knee) all to be checked. Bothroyd is unlikely to make it at the Britannia Stadium but Jones is more hopeful over the availability of Chopra, while game-to-game decisions have to be made as to whether Bellamy`s long-standing knee injury can cope with the demands of playing more than once a week. New signing Parkin is still to make his debut having arrived from Preston with a slight strain but he will be desperate to be involved against another of his former employers, whom he played for under Tony Pulis between 2007-08. Jason Koumas will also be monitored, along with a couple of other unnamed players, but Jones said: "If there`s any doubt then we`ll leave them because we want to be right as we go into another big block of games pretty soon." Defender Chris Riggott is the only definite absentee with his hamstring injury.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Danny Higginbotham
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Marc Wilson
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Tuncay Sanli
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Nash
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Danny Pugh
  • Michael Tonge
  • Rory Delap
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Andy Wilkinson

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Match Report

Battling Bluebirds deny Stoke Cardiff earned themselves a replay at Cardiff City Stadium after holding Stoke to a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup third round tie at the Britannia Stadium. Michael Chopra put the npower Championship side in front in the eighth minute, the Potters defence allowing him time to head against the post and then slot home the loose ball. Tuncay equalised on 45 minutes after latching onto Ricardo Fuller's header, but although the hosts dominated the second period, the Bluebirds managed to keep their Barclays Premier League opponents at bay. Stoke boss Tony Pulis rang the changes, with Tuncay, Marc Wilson, Robert Huth and captain Ryan Shawcross the only players retained from the XI which started Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, and the likes of Kenwyne Jones and Matthew Etherington dropping to the bench. Cardiff were missing some big names too, though, most notably top scorer Jay Bothroyd and on-loan Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy, neither of whom featured in the squad. Tuncay had the game's first attempt at goal in the sixth minute, intercepting a stray pass and advancing towards the box before unleashing a shot which David Marshall pushed around the post. It was a positive start for the hosts, but two minutes later they were behind and only had themselves to blame. Chopra was given enough space in the box to head a cross against the post and then tuck the rebound past Thomas Sorensen. The Potters tried to respond quickly and Danny Higginbotham sent a useful delivery into the area which Kevin McNaughton cleared, but they were almost undone by more poor marking soon after as Andy Keogh was allowed a free header which he directed straight at Sorensen. Jon Walters was next to nod on target at the other end, but he could not beat Marshall. Tuncay then gave away possession with a misplaced header, Chris Burke picking up the ball only to shoot wide. Stoke nearly found an equaliser just after the half-hour mark as Wilson's free-kick crashed against the bar, but they were back on level terms in the 45th minute as Tuncay collected the ball from Fuller and finished with a low drive from the edge of the area. Stoke started the second half brightly and the home supporters cried out for a penalty in the opening few seconds when McNaughton appeared to pull back Fuller in the box. Referee Mark Halsey waved play on and Stoke continued to pressurise, Jermaine Pennant sliding a cross into the danger zone which Fuller let run through to Tuncay. The Turkey international unleashed a shot that Marshall saved with his legs and Cardiff then survived the succession of corners which followed. Fuller came close in the 64th minute as he rose athletically to meet Higginbotham's cross, the Jamaican sending his header just the wrong side of the post. Pulis then introduced a fresh attacking threat by bringing on Etherington for Pennant. Cardiff managed to get the ball upfield and Sorensen came rushing off his line to halt Chopra's progress before Bluebirds boss Dave Jones threw on Adam Matthews for Burke. There was another change for Stoke with Jones replacing Walters and Huth got up to meet Etherington's in-swinging corner but could not get much power on it. Moments later, Tuncay tried to hook the ball to Etherington but Marshall was alert and snatched the ball away. Glenn Whelan sent an effort over the bar after Etherington's corner had caused panic in the Cardiff box, and Jones then brought a great save out of Marshall after bursting into the area. Stoke had a flurry of chances to seal victory in the last few minutes but were unable to finish any of them. Fuller's downward header bounced over Marshall but up onto the bar and Jones sent an effort over from substitute Rory Delap's cross.

possession


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