Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
CAR
SUN
90+6'
WOW. Chris Foy calls time on a thrilling match. How have Sunderland got a point from that? Boos ring out at the final whistle - presumably aimed at Vincent Tan rather than the team. Huge point for the visitors.
90+5'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 2-2 Sunderland. One final charge forward from Sunderland. The ball breaks through to Colback inside the area. Surely not? Deflected... It's going in... It has! Unbelievable. What a finish. Sunderland have snatched an undeserved point in dramatic scenes.
Sunderland Goal

Top Left

90+4'
Caulker wins the ball off Giaccherini to the delight of the home crowd... But Sunderland charge forward again. Bardsley has a wall of six or seven red shirts in front of him and can't find a way through. Giaccherini then curls an effort wide.
90+3'
Cardiff can clear and break! Cornelius charges at the Sunderland goal and tries to squirm into the penalty area. He's halted by last-ditch defending. Pulsating finish.
90+2'
Cracking end to this game. Valentin Roberge has a dig... Beaten away by Marshall.
90+1'
One, two, three, four, five added minutes. Exciting...
90'
Altidore throws himself theatrically to the deck on the edge of the penalty area. None of that. Should be a booking.
89'
Fletcher's all on his own at the back-post! Great control but rushes his shot. Marshall claims gleefully. Relief for the home faithful.
88'
Colback gets the ball to sit up nicely for him and rifles a shot narrowly wide. Poyet let out a little hop in excitement.
87'
Bardsley shakes his head as the ball-boy team delays returning the ball to his person. Sunderland get it back in play and come again.
86'
Gardner fancies hitting it from just outside the area. Narrowly over. Sunderland have five minutes to save this one.
85'
It's all Sunderland now. A swarm of yellow attacks a line of red...
84'
Bardsley tries to get Sunderland moving quickly. Too quickly. The ball was moving from the free-kick. He'll get another attempt.
83'
Big call for the referee as new man Cornelius is convinced he was fouled inside the area. Foy says no.
Sunderland Goal

Bottom Left

82'
Big goal for Sunderland who have improved in the last 20 minutes. Are Cardiff starting to tire?
Cardiff City Substitution
81'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 2-1 Sunderland. Steven Fletcher jinks this way and that inside the penalty area, worms away from Turner and gets a toe on a Giaccherini cross to reduce the arrears. Game on!
80'
 
Hearty applause for Campbell as he jogs off to be replaced by Andreas Cornelius - the man who Mr Tan doesn't appear to like all that much.
79'
Will bring more concrete Fabio Borini news when we have it. But the current reports are that he was taken to hospital after collapsing at half-time.
Cardiff City Substitution
78'
 
Aron Gunnarsson comes on for Kim.
77'
Quick shout out for Medel: he's put in a real shift at the heart of midfield. Cardiff look a lot better with him in their ranks.
76'
Dossena whips a cross into the mixer but Altidore's header takes it away from his waiting teammates.
75'
 
Colback and Gardner come on for Larsson and Cattermole.
74'
Ben Turner rises the highest from the resulting set-piece (after shoddy marking from Diakete) but can't find the target.
Sunderland Substitution
Sunderland Substitution
73'
Cardiff force a corner and the home fans burst into song once more. They're just over 15 minutes away from a massive win.
72'
 
A weary Noone comes off to be replaced by Don Cowie.
Cardiff City Substitution
71'
Sunderland attempt to get going again down the right flank but Bardsley boots the ball out play.
70'
Altidore has a crack from 20 yards but a deflection slows his shot and Marshall claims easily.
69'
Noone's cross from the right is gathered by Mannone. It's end-to-end at the moment.
68'
 
Campbell is the next man to enter the book. Both goalscorers have yellows now.
67'
So, despite a rather limp showing in the opening three quarters of this match, Sunderland still have some fight and could yet force their way back into this.
66'
Update on Borini (who came off at half-time for Fletcher): He was suffering from illness but, according to reports, an ambulance has now been called for the striker. Hopefully he's all okay.
65'
Ki has a crack from the edge of the area but it's straight down the throat of Marshall.
64'
Sunderland have discovered some fight from somewhere. They're pouring forward in numbers. Dossena wins another corner. If they can grab one...
63'
Larsson flashes a low corner to the edge of the penalty area where Cattermole lies in wait. His effort looks destined for the top corner but swerves away at the last second.
62'
Larsson swings a dangerous cross into the mixer towards Fletcher. Headed behind for a corner. Much better from the visitors.
61'
Mutch embarks on another run - this time he wriggles across the edge of the penalty area before taking a crack at goal. Tame effort. Easy save.
60'
 
Bardsley next to enter the book for a frustrated foul. Sunderland are doomed.
59'
 
Kim lashes the ball into the crowd in celebration and picks up a yellow card.
58'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 2-0 Sunderland. Mutch picks the ball up and - surrounded by four Sunderland shirts - sets off on a mazy run into the penalty area. He beats the yellow shirts with ease, knocks the ball across goal into the path of Campbell who can't miss. Too easy. Terrible defending.
Cardiff City Goal

Bottom Right

57'
Modibo Diakite has played arguably the worst pass of the match (unless he was trying to find the touchline and hand Cardiff a cheap throw deep inside his own half). Bag of nerves.
56'
John is hacked down by Fletcher and wins a free-kick. The home fans love that. Local lad putting his weight about.
55'
Ki ghosts through the Cardiff midfield and is faced with just two more red shirts... But he can't beat them.
54'
Sunderland enjoying a mini-spell of possession. Can they create anything? Well, not really.
53'
Tan appears to have two settings: arms folded or thumbs up. It's mode number one at the moment. Doesn't look particularly happy.
52'
Whittingham pings in a corner from the right which evades everyone until Campbell pops up at the back-post. Bundled away by the Sunderland contingent.
51'
Campbell takes the ball down and cleverly slips in Whittingham. The winger finds himself pushed out wide but has no teammates in support. Surely time for a shot? Nope, he elects to pass to a yellow shirt much to the disgust of the fans.
50'
John does superbly to keep the ball in play down the left before whipping in a sweet cross onto the head of Mutch. The midfielder can’t direct his header goalwards though.
49'
Dossena launches his body (mainly his bum) into the frame of Kim who is sent sprawling to the turf. Free-kick to Cardiff.
48'
A misunderstanding between Mutch and John allows a yellow shirt to nip in and carry the ball into the Cardiff half.
47'
 
Change for Sunderland at the break as Borini comes off for Steven Fletcher.
46'
Massive 45 minutes in the seasons of Cardiff and Sunderland. The hosts get us started once more.
Sunderland Substitution
45+1'
Chris Foy calls time on an entertaining first-half. Surprisingly, that's the first time Cardiff have led at half-time in the Premier League this season.
45'
One minute of added time signalled.
44'
Not heard too much anger directed in the way of Mr Tan since the half started - just mild booing. The owner looks slightly concerned though, and so he should given Sunderland are growing into this contest.
43'
Marshall receives the ball and decides not to pick it up. But what's this? Altidore is closing him down (albeit at a rather pedestrian 2mph). The keeper gathers.
42'
Bardsley cuts a low cross back to the edge of the area where Borini lurks. The striker hits it well enough, but Marshall somehow turns it behind for a corner. Quality save.
41'
Mutch is loving it out there and he decides to have another crack at goal. This time, though, it's awful.
40'
Sloppy ending to this half from both sides. Possession football has gone out the window with neither side currently capable of stringing together five passes.
39'
Whittingham has the chance to pump the free-kick into the penalty area - with some of the big lads coming forward from the back - but he fails to clear the first man.
38'
Theophile-Catherine (a man whose name is so long, he can have only half of it on his shirt) bundles his way into the opposition half, fending off the challenges. Finally his run is brought to an end by Ki Sung-Yueng. Illegally.
37'
Gary Medel manages to keep the ball in play but it comes at a cost. For the TV crew who unfortunately placed their microphone next to the pitch. It's ruined.
36'
Slight lull in proceedings after a rather hectic 35 minutes...
35'
The ball suddenly breaks to Borini in space on the edge of the Cardiff area. The Liverpool loanee has a pop and forces Marshall into a superb stop.
34'
Caulker marshals his fellow defenders superbly and then steps in to end a threatening move.
33'
Down the other end, Whittingham almost cuts the ball back into the path of Campbell but Sunderland deal with it. Just.
32'
Big chance for Altidore but, to be fair to the American, he had already committed to his slide at the back-post and didn't have time to adjust to turn the ball into the goal.
31'
Bardsley puts in a tasty challenge inside his own half and sparks a Sunderland attack. It breaks to Kim who cleverly darts down the outside and has a crack which takes a deflection, smashes Marshall in the face, before flying against Altidore who can't turn the loose ball home from about 0.5 yards.
30'
Noone gets the ball out his feet and has space to attack. He fancies having a go from 30 odd yards... It's a cracking effort but Mannone saves well.
29'
Campbell quickly wins the ball back for his team. They're working hard for each other - something which can't really be said about the visitors.
28'
Another cross from the right - after good work from Noone and Mutch - causes chaos in the Sunderland area. Campbell is almost lying down when he heads at goal and his effort goes just wide.
27'
Another rendition of "Malky, Malky, Malky" from the fans in blue shirts, blue scarves - just about anything blue that is mildly fashionable. The one fan in red - Mr Tan - looks on through his shades. Pretty awkward.
26'
Sunderland come forward down the right but a heavy touch from Phil Bardsley sees the chance disappear.
25'
Instead of swinging a free-kick into the penalty area from a tight angle, Peter Whittingham chances the near post which Mannone has left vacant. The stopper manages to get down to turn it behind.
24'
"And it's Cardiff City. Cardiff City FC. We're by far the greatest team the world has ever seen." Behave. You're 1-0 ahead against the Premier League's basement club. Bet Tan started that song.
23'
Cardiff are playing some really tidy stuff at the moment. Yes, they're not under an awful lot of pressure, but there doesn't appear to be a Mackay hangover.
22'
Noone absolutely loves cutting onto his left foot. This time he fizzes in a cross which Caulker stoops to meet. Headed straight at Mannone who holds on.
21'
Few chants echoing around the Cardiff City Stadium with Malky Mackay the subject. Slightly quieter than the pre-match song though - amazing what a goal does.
20'
Sebastian Larsson delivers a teasing low cross into the penalty area but Steven Caulker slides in to turn it away.
19'
 
Next man into the book is, surprise, surprise... Lee Cattermole. Slightly harsh on the lad given Mutch practically ordered Mr Foy to issue it.
18'
Emanuele Giaccherini forces Declan John to play a risky pass across the face of his own goal. Fortunately for the home fans, it bobbles across the pitch to the left and finds a red shirt.
17'
Cardiff win another corner following a lack of communication in the Sunderland defence. Mannone comes off his line and clears with a pretty flimsy punch.
16'
Campbell bursts down the right before darting inside the penalty area. The Sunderland defence manage to recover and the chance vanishes.
15'
Fabio Borini manages to nod the corner clear with Kim continuing to impede Mannone.
14'
Great battle between Kim and Dossena in front of Mannone in the Sunderland goal. Finally, after much shirt-pulling and the odd wrestle, Foy orders the pair over and gives them a ticking off.
13'
Bo-Kyung Kim has a crack from the edge of the area. It's swerving and Mannone is wise to tip it over the bar for a corner.
12'
Mutch is everywhere. This time he harasses the Sunderland defence and forces a throw over on the left wing.
11'
The crowd quietens slightly, but their side is still in the ascendancy. The ball returns to David Marshall. Not a single yellow shirt closes him down.
10'
Gus Poyet looks puzzled as he strokes his thumb and index finger across his lips. His side have it all to do now.
9'
Not sure if Sunderland have had a meaningful touch inside the Cardiff half yet. They have it under their spell again, but it's on the edge of their own area.
8'
It's all Cardiff. They come down the right flank but Noone's deep cross is slightly over-hit and it goes out for a goal-kick.
7'
Tan pops his thumbs up and swivels so that the entire crowd can see his gesture. That man is loving life.
6'
 
GOAL! Cardiff 1-0 Sunderland. Campbell wins the ball back inside the visitors' half and lays it off to Mutch who charges down on goal. He has a crack from outside the area... Deflected... And in! Cardiff lead!
Cardiff City Goal

Bottom Right

5'
Bit better from Sunderland as they finally start passing it around at the back. Nice, neat triangles.
4'
Craig Noone ghosts past Andrea Dossena (very easily) and swings in a delightful cross which Mutch can't divert on target.
3'
 
Jordon Mutch drives into the penalty area and hits the deck. Another huge roar from the home faithful. The whistle goes... It's a dive. Pretty blatant too. Top decision from Chris Foy.
2'
Fraizer Campbell scampers after a ball through the middle, the crowd gets excited, but Vito Mannone jogs off his line to pick up the ball.
1'
Sunderland get us up and running.
17:25
Huge boos ring around the Cardiff City Stadium but there's no prizes for guessing where they're aimed. Cardiff are in their new red kit; Sunderland in a rather unfamiliar yellow strip.
17:20
So Tan has wielded his axe, leaving the unfortunate Mackay without a job (although West Brom may come calling in the coming days) and an air of mystery over just how high the expectations at the Cardiff City stadium are. A title challenge next year, perhaps? Will be interesting to hear the crowd's chants today - hopefully some nice clean numbers so we can bring you up-to-date with their creative sing-songs.
17:15
And the thoughts of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet: "People keep forgetting we are unbeaten in four games - we're playing well. It's up to us to keep that belief going. The whole squad has to pull together - two games in three days is tough. We have quality players to call upon like Jozy Altidore and Adam Johnson who were on the bench, but we face a difficult match. They are fighting for their lives, but we need to make sure we're ready and perform to the best of our ability."
17:10
The pre-match musings of Vicent Tan, since they don’t have a proper manager (David Kerslake takes charge today…): “There has been a good deal of publicity generated by and about Mr Malky Mackay over the last few months. Indeed far too much dirty linen has been exposed to the public gaze. But, I stress, not by me. Indeed, I have deliberately not responded to this, hoping that the club can be judged on its football rather than personalised arguments about who said what to whom.”
17:05
Just spied Vincent Tan waving to the crowd although it’s not immediately clear if anyone responded with anything other than disdain. And the all-important trousers update: they’re encroaching on nipple level.
17:00
Three changes for Sunderland with Andrea Dossena, Jozy Altidore and Emanuele Giaccherini replacing Ondrej Celustka, Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback.
16:55
Gary Medel missed the defeat to Southampton due to flu but returns to the Cardiff side for this one. Two other changes (by decree of Vincent Tan?) as Declan John and Bo-Kyung Kim come into the side.
16:50
TEAMS – Cardiff: Marshall, John, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine, Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Mutch, Noone, Campbell… Subs: Lewis, Hudson, Cornelius, Odemwingie, Gunnarsson, Cowie, Maynard /// Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Roberge, Diakite, Cattermole, Larsson, Ki, Giaccherini, Borini, Altidore… Subs: Cabral, Gardner, Fletcher, Celustka, Colback, Ba, Pickford.
16:45
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Cardiff vs. Sunderland as life without Malky Mackay begins for the hosts. We kick-off at 17:30.

Starting Line-ups

Cardiff City
Sunderland
    • 1
      Marshall
    • 42
      John
    • 6
      Turner
    • 4
      Caulker
    • 28
      Théophile-Catherine
    • 7
      Whittingham
    • 8
      Medel
    • 13
      Kim Bo-Kyung
    • 18
      Mutch
    • 16
      Noone
    • 10
      Campbell
Team Manager:  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
    • 17
      Jozy Altidore
    • 23
      Giaccherini
    • 7
      Larsson
    • Ki Sung-Yueng
    • Borini
    • 33
      Cattermole
    • Phil Bardsley
    • 21
      Diakité
    • 29
      Roberge
    • 3
      Dossena
    • 25
      Mannone
Team Manager:  Gus Poyet
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marshall 0 7 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. Théophile-Catherine 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. Caulker 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
B. Turner 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. John 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Medel 0 0 0 61 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
P. Whittingham 0 0 1 34 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Mutch 1 1 2 43 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
Kim Bo-Kyung 0 0 1 50 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 79
C. Noone 0 0 1 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 72
D. Cowie 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18
A. Gunnarsson 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Campbell 1 1 1 17 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 82
A. Cornelius 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Mannone 0 5 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Dossena 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. Diakité 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Phil Bardsley 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 90
V. Roberge 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Giaccherini 0 1 0 45 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
Ki Sung-Yueng 0 0 2 62 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
L. Cattermole 0 0 0 35 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 74
S. Larsson 0 0 0 40 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 74
C. Gardner 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
J. Colback 1 0 1 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 16
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Jozy Altidore 0 0 1 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
F. Borini 0 0 2 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
S. Fletcher 1 0 2 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 45
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