Saturday September 25, 2010 Day 8 Finished Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City 2 - 1 Millwall

  • Bothroyd 24’
  • Keogh 89’
  • Barron 10’

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    • Cardiff City
    • Millwall
    • 90+4' And there's the full time whistle! Cardiff get the three points today with a late late goal!
    • 90+3' Cardiff have kept the ball well, and Millwall have been unable to create any chances to attack
    • 90' Millwall look to push forward now to try and rescue a point. Cardiff will just try and keep the ball as four minutes are added.
    • 89' And it's 2-1! Cardiff have grabbed what must surely be a winner! Bothroyd crossed in and Keogh got the slightest of touches and directed it past Forde and into the back of the net!
    • 88' Morison is booked for a challenge on Burke
    • 87' Whittingham takes the corner and it's cleared by Mkandawire.
    • 86' Bothroyd engineers himself a shooting chance - his effort hits Ward and spins away for a corner which the diving Forde can't prevent.
    • 84' Cardiff clear Barron's corner, and rush down the other end! But brilliant defending from Dunne as he shepherds Keogh away from goal. Cardiff had a chance to creat something there.
    • 83' Millwall win a corner after a run from Schofield. He should have done better though as Abdou had made a great run alongside him and they'd created a two v one opportunity down the wing.
    • 81' Whittingham takes a corner, Robinson clears, and it's driven straight back into the box, and then amid a melee of players a shot is poked goalwards and Craig clears off the line! Great clearance and he celebrates it like it's a goal!
    • 80' Cardiff sub: Gavin Rae comes on for Darcy Blake
    • 80' Cardiff win a corner off Mkandwire.
    • 79' Whittingham finds a bit of space and arrows a strike at goal, but it's comfortably into David Forde's arms.
    • 78' Cardiff with a corner, and Keogh smashes a which looks to be drifting wide, but it hits Bothroyd and so very nearly deflects into the back of the net! A bit of a let off for Millwall there.
    • 76' Danny Schofield puts a shot a matter of inches wide of the Cardiff goal! On a quick break, he cut inside and on his weaker foot very nearly found the top corner!
    • 75' Koumas on the ball for the first time. He very nearly finds Keogh, but good defending prevents the striker from creating a shooting chance.
    • 72' Millwall are looking more adventurous at the moment. Could be a mistake, but Abdou very nearly finds the run of Morison, but Hudson does well to intercept.
    • 69' Cardiff get a corner which Burke takes, but Morison rises to clear, but it only falls as far as Whittingham on the edge of the area, but his effort is always rising and it clears the crossbar.
    • 67' Millwall sub: Lisbie is replaced by Schofield.
    • 67' Lisbie limp off and he'll have to be replaced here. Danny Schofield waits to get on the pitch, and Millwall are down to nine-men at the moment.
    • 66' Millwall are still holding their own here, but are currently down to nine-men as Lisbie is down in a heap as Cardiff push forward. Millwall get possession but then for some reason fail to put the ball out! Instead the referee sees Lisbie down, and obviously struggling, and blows up to allow him to get treatment.
    • 64' Cardiff sub: Jason Koumas replaces Stephen McPhail. Dave Jones will hope that Koumas can find some way to unlock the Millwall defence.
    • 62' Gypes plays a long ball forward, and Bothroyd beats the offside trap but can't get an effort on target. Goal kick.
    • 60' Morison gets forward, and up against four Cardiff defenders, manages to fashion himself a shooting opportunity, but only manages to shoot wide of the right-hand post.
    • 58' Well drilled defending from Millwall catches Bothroyd offside. They've done well so far, the defending side, but will they tire later on? Cardiff are being patient here. They know they've got time on their side.
    • 56' Forde collects a cross from Bothroyd at the second attempt. It's gone a bit quiet here. Millwall are closing down the spaces well, and Cardiff are just probing and trying to fashion themselves a chance.
    • 55' Millwall make a rare forage into the Cardiff half after Blake surrenders possession on the halfway line. Lisbie tries a shot but it's blocked well and Cardiff regain possession.
    • 52' Cardiff are now getting all the possession they want against 10-man Millwall who are happy to sit back and absorb the pressure.
    • 50' Burke runs from the halfway line, exchanges a pass with Bothroyd, gets the ball back and rifles a shot from 12-yards, just wide of the left hand post! A very good run from Burke.
    • 49' Burke with the free kick... and it's punched clear by Forde.
    • 48' Cardiff now with the chance to get a dead ball into the box after Bothroyd was fouled by Robinson.
    • 47' Barron to take the free kick with his left foot... He whips it high towards the far post and Mkandwire gets there first, but can only head it high and wide for a goal kick.
    • 46' Gypes gives away a free kick on the corner of his own penalty area after giving away the ball to Lisbie and then bringing him down while trying to win it back.
    • 45' And away we go in the second half.
    • 12:50 Cardiff's first goal was completely against the run of play, and may even have been offside, but they gradually got themselves back into the match and Bothroyd's equaliser cancelled out Scott Barron's first ever goal for Millwall. Trotter then dived in strongly on Blake and was shown a straight red. Whittingham had the chance to put the home side ahead from the penalty spot in the dying moments of the first half, but it was very well saved by David Forde.
    • 45+3' And that's half time! Cardiff have started very slowly, here, but find themselves at 1-1 and with the advantage of an extra man after Liam Trotter was shown a straight red for a professional foul on Darcy Blake.
    • 45+3' Burke takes the corner, and Forde comes for it and fumbles! Gyepes then has an effort from 12-yards but he puts it over the bar.
    • 45+2' Whittingham to take the penalty... and Forde saves it! He pushes it past the post! Really good save there!
    • 45+1' And that's a penalty for Cardiff! Ward brings down Whittingham!
    • 45' Three minutes of added time are indicated.
    • 43' 10-man Millwall get forward! Lisbie shows great strength to hold the ball up, and then find Morison, but on his left foot he puts his effort a couple of yards wide.
    • 42' Blake is now off the pitch and receiving treatment, but he should be okay to continue.
    • 40' And it's a red card! Darcy Blake goes down under a challenge from Liam Trotter, and he's off! A straight red! Blake is still down and receiving treatment as Trotter walks off the pitch.
    • 38' And it's Bothroyd again! This is the easiest chance of the three he's had in the last couple of minutes, but from 12-yards out he shoots wide! He should have done better there.
    • 37' Bothroyd again! This time, he drills a shot from the left hand side, and it's narrowly wide of the right hand post! Cardiff looking dangerous now.
    • 36' Bothryod turns well, and hits a shot, but it's straight at Forde, and he takes it well.
    • 35' Morison and Lisbie are doing pretty well whenever they get on the ball. They both link up here, and Lisbie takes a shot from 20-yards but McNaighton charges it down.
    • 33' Cardiff had been in the ascendancy after their equaliser, but Millwall have come back into this.
    • 31' Lisbie robs Naylor as the full back dallies on the ball, Lisbie then whips a cross in and it's cleared off the line by Hudson! What a let off for Cardiff!
    • 28' Much better from Cardiff now. Burke and Keogh combine and whip a cross in which Bothroyd wins at the near post, but it's well saved by Forde!
    • 26' David Forde goes for the corner, but he drops it! Oh, but the referee has blown for a foul there. Really not sure what for. No one touched Forde. He does look a bit suspect collecting balls in the air.
    • 25' Cardiff win a corner after a defensive mistake from Dunne.
    • 22' And it's 1-1! Probably a bit against the run of play this, but Jay Bothroyd gets an equaliser for Cardiff! Naylor took a threw in which Whittingham shot first time. His shot was blocked but it fell to Bothroyd, some five-yards out and he was left with a simple finish. He may have been slightly offside as well!
    • 19' Lisbie has been playing wide on the left, and Morison has been left to plow a lone furrow up front. So far, it's working. Cardiff have perhaps had a bit more possession but have failed to create anything that could be called a chance.
    • 18' And still they keep giving the ball away. McNaughton first winning the ball from Barron and then giving it straight back to Lisbie, before McNaughton again takes the ball, this time from Morison.
    • 16' Both teams are taking it in turns to gift possession back to each other in midfield at the moment.
    • 14' Morison finds time and space outside the Cardiff penalty area, he looks to cross, aiming at Scott Baron again, but this time Cardiff do get it clear.
    • 13' Burke with the corner, but the referee blows for a foul from Keogh on Millwall keeper Forde. He's had trouble in the air recently, so perhaps teams think they can fluster him under a challenge? Not this time though.
    • 12' Cardiff push forward immediately and win a corner off Mkandawire.
    • 10' And Millwall are in front! Trotter founds Lisbie down the left who cuts inside, and crosses along the six-yard box and Scott Barron is there to knock it home! 1-0 to Millwall!
    • 8' Bothryod is penalised for an unfair challenge on Lisbie. He's playing quite deep is Bothroyd so far.
    • 7' Good work from Lisbie, he finds Trotter, who has a go, but it's blocked well by a Cardiff defender.
    • 5' Cardiff have started well here. Burke gets forward and tries a shot from outside the area, but it goes wide left of the goal.
    • 3' Whittingham takes the free kick and Blake flicks it on, but David Forde collects cleanly.
    • 2' Paul Robinson concedes a free kick halfway inside the Millwall half.
    • 1' And we're off at the Cardiff City Stadium!
    • 11:57 Cardiff have committed fewer fouls, just 51, than any other side in the division.
    • 11:56 Millwall have also used just 17 players in the league this season. Only Watford have used fewer players.
    • 11:55 Millwall have conceded five goals in the final 15 minutes of Championship games this season. More than any other side.
    • 11:50 We're 10 minutes away from kick off now. Five of the last eight matches between these two sides have ended in draws, but Millwall have had the upper hand recently, with Cardiff's last league win against Millwall coming all the way back in 1983.
    • 11:45 For Millwall, Schofield and Henry are only passed fit enough to make the bench, but Lisbie does start alongside their top scorer Steve Morison. They'll be hoping that he's on form as Cardiff have the second meanest defence in the league having conceded the least amount of goals , apart from the leaders QPR.
    • 11:45 Olofinjana fails to make it back for Cardiff, but Bothryod is fit to start, and wil start up front alongside Andy Keogh. Jason Koumas makes the bench for Cardiff.
    • 11:45 And the Referee is - Lee Mason (Lancashire)
    • 11:45 Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Paul Robinson, Barron, Ward, Trotter, Craig, Mkandawire, Abdou, Morison, Lisbie Subs: Mildenhall, Schofield, Harris, Hackett, Henry, Smith, Theo Robinson
    • 11:45 Cardiff: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Gyepes, Naylor, Whittingham, McPhail, Burke, Blake, Bothroyd, Keogh Subs: Marshall, Rae, Quinn, Taiwo, Koumas, Matthews, Wildig
    • 11:35 Both teams will be looking for a win to get back on track with Cardiff, who started so strongly, having lost their last two matches, and Millwall three games without a win, which included a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Watford last Saturday.
    • 11:30 Millwall look set to welcome back Jimmy Abdou, Theo Robinson and Kevin Lisbie. Abdou missed the defeat to Ipswich in the Carling Cup and Lisbie was not eligible to face his parent club, while Robinson was cup tied. There are doubts over wingers Danny Schofield and James Henry and both will need late fitness checks.
    • 11:25 Cardiff will be hoping to welcome back Seyi Olofinjana for today's match after the on-loan attacker last featured in the win against his parent club Hull City. Cardiff have been defeated in the matches he has missed against Leicester and Ipswich. Jay Bothroyd started their last match against Ipswich and is likely to be fit to start, but Craig Bellamy is still struggling with a knee injury and isn't expected to be available for selection.
    • 11:20 Welcome to live coverage of today's Championship clash between Cardiff City and Millwall!
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