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  • Date:06 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:13:15
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:18,280
Goal!

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90:32 +0.32

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

87:40

Stephen Dobbie is brought on as a substitute for Leon Britton.

87:03

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen from the right by-line, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas manages to make a clearance.

84:59

A goal is scored by Craig Bellamy from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 0-1 Cardiff.Assist by Aaron Ramsey.

82:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen, save by Tom Heaton.

80:06

Joe Allen takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

79:14

Scott Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

77:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Ashley Richards restarts play with the free kick.

76:03

Dekel Keinan receives a caution. Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Free kick crossed by Joe Allen.

74:22

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Michael Chopra.

72:26

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke.

71:45

The referee cautions Alan Tate for unsporting behaviour. Alan Tate challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.

71:18

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Darcy Blake gets a block in.

70:27

Seyi Olofinjana fouled by Darren Pratley, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

66:43

Chris Burke replaces Peter Whittingham.

65:44

Luke Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Beattie.

65:17

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

64:23

Darren Pratley challenges Seyi Olofinjana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

62:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Allen, Foul by Ashley Williams on Tom Heaton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

62:06

Darcy Blake has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

58:54

Centre by Peter Whittingham, Headed effort from close range by Paul Quinn goes wide left of the target.

58:36

Short corner worked by Jay Bothroyd.

57:39

The referee shows Mark Gower a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Allen comes on in place of Mark Gower. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Gower on Jay Bothroyd. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

57:01

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Gower, save made by Tom Heaton.

56:06

Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Seyi Olofinjana results in a free kick. Mark Gower crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

55:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Bellamy, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Paul Quinn goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

54:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Williams.

53:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Jay Bothroyd. Darcy Blake takes the direct free kick.

51:21

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.

50:35

Mark Gower takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

49:13

Foul by Alan Tate on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Darcy Blake takes the direct free kick.

48:01

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy played to the near post, Luke Moore makes a clearance.

47:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darcy Blake on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.

45:20 +0.20

Foul by Michael Chopra on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Darcy Blake replaces Kevin McNaughton.

43:02

Jay Bothroyd shown a yellow card. Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Tate. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

40:22

The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Alan Tate takes the indirect free kick.

39:50

Foul by Darren Pratley on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

37:28

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.

36:35

Effort from the edge of the area by Craig Bellamy goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34:50

Luke Moore produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

33:31

Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Tate. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

32:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

29:41

Michael Chopra challenges Ashley Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams. Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Jay Bothroyd. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

28:04

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Sinclair goes over the target.

26:43

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Alan Tate gets a block in.

25:08

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy, save made by Dorus De Vries.

24:32

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

23:42

Craig Bellamy takes a inswinging corner.

21:02

Darren Pratley concedes a free kick for a foul on Dekel Keinan. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

20:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

17:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel by Craig Bellamy. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

16:12

Foul by Dekel Keinan on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

15:43

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, Mark Gower makes a clearance.

13:34

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

10:44

Foul by Luke Moore on Mark Hudson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

10:17

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. Michael Chopra is ruled offside. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

9:03

Kevin McNaughton is caught offside. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

5:16

The ball is sent over by Mark Gower.

3:36

Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. The ball is crossed by Mark Gower, Alan Tate produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

3:10

Darren Pratley takes a shot. Blocked by Dekel Keinan.

1:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Paul Quinn. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

0:33

Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Bothroyd misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

No new worries for Swans Brendan Rodgers has no new injury concerns for Sunday`s fierce local derby against Cardiff and may well go with the same starting XI who dismantled Bristol City in midweek. Rodgers felt the Swans` dominant 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate on Tuesday was "right up there with our best displays of the season" and he will be hard pushed to make alterations for the visit of Dave Jones` outfit. Midfielder Leon Britton came back into central midfield for his first start since rejoining the club from Sheffield United, and having put in a sterling display, is expected to keep his place. Rodgers does have an option to change things in defence following Monday`s late capture of David Edgar from Burnley on loan until the end of the season. Edgar was not registered in time to feature against Bristol City but, again, he has his work cut out dislodging any of Swansea`s current back four at the Liberty Stadium. Skipper Garry Monk (knee), fellow defender Neil Taylor (ankle) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) remain out. Cardiff boss Dave Jones is hopeful Seyi Olofinjana will be fit. The powerful midfielder was forced off at half-time in Tuesday`s dramatic 2-2 draw against Reading nursing a slight groin injury but is expected to be fit. Jones will also check on one or two other players who emerged from the clash with slight knocks and niggles but, as usual, kept his cards close to his chest regarding their identity. Stephen McPhail was close to making his return from a troublesome hamstring injury last week but was not quite ready and, although he is not far off, is unlikely to be thrown into the mix on Sunday. Jones has an abundance of midfield and attacking riches to select from and does not need to rush McPhail back. Michael Chopra was the man to make way for debutant midfielder Aaron Ramsey against the Royals in midweek, with the on-loan Arsenal man alongside Olofinjana, Peter Whittingham and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas supporting Jay Bothroyd and Craig Bellamy in attack.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Ashley Williams
  • Alan Tate
  • Ashley Richards
  • Angel Rangel
  • Darren Pratley
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Mark Gower
  • Leon Britton
  • Luke Moore
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Craig Beattie
  • Cedric Van der Gun
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Albert Serran
  • Joe Allen
  • Kemy Agustien

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Match Report

Bell tolls for Swans Craig Bellamy's 85th-minute strike handed Cardiff victory at South Wales rivals Swansea and avenged their home defeat by the same scoreline earlier in the season. Swansea had beaten the Bluebirds on their own turf back in November but Bellamy was on target to fire his hometown club to victory with a 25-yard drive. The result lifted Dave Jones' men above their rivals and into third spot in the npower Championship table. Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers named an unchanged side and kept faith with the same starting line-up that won at Bristol City in midweek. That meant midfielder Leon Britton played his first game at home since returning from Sheffield United while defender Alan Tate retained the captaincy in the absence of Garry Monk. Dekel Keinan came into the Cardiff side to make his debut and replaced Lee Naylor, with Kevin McNaughton reverting to left-back. Striker Michael Chopra returned to the Bluebirds side. The first chance of the game fell to Chopra's fellow frontman Jay Bothroyd, who missed the target from 12 yards inside the opening minute. Moments later Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley fired goalwards from the edge of the penalty box. However, his effort was blocked by Keinan and Tate then headed over a free-kick by Mark Gower. Cardiff went close in the 11th minute when Aaron Ramsey hit a right-foot shot from 20 yards which was parried by Dorus De Vries as the visitors signalled their attacking threat. Bellamy was also showing his quality with a series of marauding runs. Swansea also threatened when Scott Sinclair cut in from the left but failed to get his shot on target. Shortly before the half-hour mark, the former Chelsea youngster latched onto Gower's pass but, as he charged down on Tom Heaton's goal, Mark Hudson made a vital challenge to avert the danger. Pratley also shot over before Bothroyd became the first player to be booked for a late challenge on Tate shortly before half-time. Cardiff made a change at the back for the start of the second half as Darcy Blake replaced Kevin McNaughton after the full-back picked up a knock just before half-time. Gower fired the Swans' first attempt of the second period wide of goal before Cardiff twice came close in quick succession. In the 59th minute, a cross from Peter Whittingham was headed wide by Paul Quinn and Blake then fired against a post from 12 yards with a left-foot shot. Sinclair then fired over the bar at the other end before both sides made tactical switches, with Craig Beattie replacing Moore and Chris Burke taking Whittingham's place in the 66th minute. Sinclair continued to threaten for Swansea but he missed the target from six yards in the 80th minute. And Bellamy made the hosts pay in the 85th minute when he collected a pass from Ramsey and fired a right-footed shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards to settle the match.

Form Guide

    WWLWDW
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LLWDWD

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 07/11/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 03/04/2010
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 07/11/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 05/04/2009
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 30/11/2008
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 21/04/1984

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 9
  • D Pratley 7
  • S Dobbie 4
  • C Beattie 3
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 15
  • C Bellamy 7
  • M Chopra 6
  • S Olofinjana 4
  • P Whittingham 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • G Rae 1
  • G Gyepes 1
  • J Parkin 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 37
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 47
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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