Sunday August 8, 2010 Day 1 Finished Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City 1 - 1 Sheffield United

  • Bothroyd 62’
  • Evans 24’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Cardiff City
    • Sheffield United
    • 90+5' The whistle goes! United have held out for a draw. Fair result and well done to the visitors.
    • 90+4' Cardiff continue searching for the winner.
    • 90' Into time added on.
    • 89' Five minutes of injury time to be added.
    • 88' Two minutes left. Cardiff hoisting speculative balls into the box.
    • 87' Would be a good point for the visitors.
    • 86' Going to be a substitution as Mark Yeates replaces Ward for United.
    • 85' Cardiff now up to 10 attempts on goal.
    • 84' Ward back on his feet. Whittingham has a dig, but over the bar from 25 yards.
    • 83' Cardiff build again.
    • 82' Decent play by Burke. Cardiff have a corner. Ward is down after a run up a flank.
    • 81' Burke teases another cross to the back post, but McCormack's header is straight at Simonsen.
    • 80' Heading for the final 10 minutes.
    • 79' Ward getting a bit of abuse from the Cardiff fans.
    • 77' Ward is going to be booked.
    • 76' Two decent stops to halt shots from Blake then Burke.
    • 75' Rapidly becoming Cardiff v Simonsen here.
    • 74' Simonsen again to the rescue to save from Chopra.
    • 73' Thumping low drive by McCormack. Fine stop by Simonsen.
    • 72' Fine run by McNaughton, but whacked clear by Morgan.
    • 71' The Welsh manager John Toshack watching this match ahead of the country's friendly with Luxembourg.
    • 70' Heading for the final 20 minutes. Cardiff on the attack.
    • 69' Burke finds Blake, but his cross is plucked out the air by Simonsen.
    • 68' Kozluk replaces Britton, Bogdanovic is on for Evans for United.
    • 67' That goal has changed the mood of this match.
    • 66' Cardiff enjoying 66% to 34% by United.
    • 65' McCormach races through, but Simonsen is out of his goal quickly to collect.
    • 64' Cardiff on the attack.
    • 63' Blackwell out on the touchline. Worrying moments.
    • 62' Game on now.
    • 61' Simonsen handled outisde the area, but it was of little importance as Chopra rounded him before supplying Bothroyd.
    • 60' GOAL FOR CARDIFF! Chopra cross and that is a fine finish by Bothroyd.
    • 59' Heading for the hour-mark.
    • 58' Evan carries the ball past Hudson, but Cardiff regain possession.
    • 57' Cardiff dogged by misplaced passes.
    • 56' United enjoying a spell in the home half.
    • 55' Just not happening for Cardiff at the moment.
    • 54' Ross McCormack replaces Rae.
    • 53' Whittingham pushes Ward. Free-kick to United.
    • 52' Going to be a change here by Cardiff.
    • 51' Corner to Cardiff. Whittingham to take, but Boythroyd can't get on the end of it and it is a goalkick to United.
    • 50' Taylor smashes the ball away from Drinkwater.
    • 49' Britton hauled down by McNaughton. Free-kick to United, but comes to nothing.
    • 48' Suspect United will be forced to do a fair bit of defending this half.
    • 47' Cardiff try to mount an attack, but Simonsen reads the danger as he collects a free-kick.
    • 46' United kick off this second half.
    • 45+4' Whittingham free-kick clasped by Simonsen and there goes the half-time whistle.
    • 45' Burke can't supply the killer ball and we have four added minutes to this half.
    • 44' Whittingham hits the ball off Ward and the home side have a corner.
    • 43' Think there will be a few minutes added to this half.
    • 42' Looks like an ankle knock, but he is back on his feet.
    • 41' Evans is down. Looks like he has an injury.
    • 40' Rae tries to slip in Chopra, but too much pace on that.
    • 39' Cardiff will look to get Whittingham and Burke involved to stretch United.
    • 38' Cardiff with the one-man advantage. Can they make it count?
    • 37' Morgan in the wars with a challenge on Hudson.
    • 36' Bookings for Bothroyd (Cardiff) and Evans (United) for getting involved.
    • 35' Referee has got that spot on. Terrible tackle by the United player.
    • 34' Red card for Lowton of United. Late tackle on McNaughton.
    • 33' Whittingham has a go from the free-kick, but that spins in to the side netting.
    • 32' Morgan penalised for a foul on Bothroyd.
    • 31' United trying to take the sting out of the match, but that was almost a second for them.
    • 30' Fine strike by Ward and that is a good diving stop by Marshall.
    • 29' Heading for the half-hour mark.
    • 28' Good bit of defending by Ertl to deny Bothroyd a header at goal.
    • 27' Few Cardiff crosses ifly n the area, but United have the bodies back to deal with those.
    • 26' Davie Jones the longest-serving manager in the Championship, but must be wondering how his side are behind.
    • 25' Cardiff back on the attack.
    • 24' That goal came against the run of play. Looked like Evans was fouled in the box seconds before, but he got back up off the deck to convert.
    • 23' GOAL FOR UNITED! Evans scores from Britton's ball as he slots the ball home from five yards.
    • 22' United on the attack.
    • 21' Horribe ball back by Morgan to Simonsen. Lucky not to concede a corner.
    • 20' No signs of a hangover from losing to Blackpool in that Premier play-off. Have started very brightly.
    • 19' Whittingahm tries to link with Burke, but just too much pace for the former Rangers winger to reach.
    • 18' Late tackle by Taylor on Burke.
    • 17' Crunching tackle there by Blake. Cardiff well up for this one.
    • 16' The visitors being forced to play on the counter attack.
    • 15' Good cross in by Burke, but Simonsen comes out to claim.
    • 14' Bothroyd tries to pick out Chopra, but he is offside.
    • 13' Bothroyd, Chopra and Whittingham starting to come to life.
    • 12' Looks like being an even enough contest.
    • 11' Chopra scores but he is rightly penalised for an earlier push on Ertl. Still 0-0.
    • 10' Kevin Blackwell looking quite relaxed on the United bench.
    • 9' Evans fouls McNaughton. Free-kick to Cardiff, but Whittingham can't pick out a blue shirt.
    • 8' Marshall under intense pressure by United, and McNaughton heads that over via his own the bar.
    • 7' Bothroyd gets that ball out.
    • 6' Couple of tasty tackles flying in. United win a corner.
    • 5' Good header out of the danger area by Blake as United threw a free-kick into the box.
    • 4' Nice run by McNaughton, but can't reach that pass by Rae.
    • 3' Ball spending a lot of time in the air. No chances yet.
    • 2' Cardiff aiming to put the disappointment of that loss to Blackpool in the play-off final behind them.
    • 1' They are off and running.
    • 12:30 The referee is Peter Walton of Northamptonshire.
    • 12:30 Teams: Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Gyepes, Blake, Whittingham, Rae, Drinkwater, Burke, Chopra, Bothroyd Subs: Heaton, Gerrard, Matthews, McCormack Sheff Utd: Simonsen, Taylor, Morgan, Ertl, Lowton, Ward, Montgomery, Britton, Quinn, Evans, Cresswell Subs: Aksalu, Bogdanovic, Yeates, Kozluk, James, Chapell
    • 12:25 Good afternoon and welcome to coverage of the match between Cardiff and Sheffield United. Big afternoon for both clubs.
  • Summary

    • 74' Simonsen again to the rescue to save from Chopra.
    • 73' Thumping low drive by McCormack. Fine stop by Simonsen.
    • 60' GOAL FOR CARDIFF! Chopra cross and that is a fine finish by Bothroyd.
    • 34' Red card for Lowton of United. Late tackle on McNaughton.
    • 30' Fine strike by Ward and that is a good diving stop by Marshall.
    • 23' GOAL FOR UNITED! Evans scores from Britton's ball as he slots the ball home from five yards.
    • 11' Chopra scores but he is rightly penalised for an earlier push on Ertl. Still 0-0.
    • 8' Marshall under intense pressure by United, and McNaughton heads that over via his own the bar.

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