Wednesday September 28, 2011 Day 9 Finished Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City 2 - 1 Southampton

  • Miller 56’, 63’
  • de Ridder 90’

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    Time:90'
    • Cardiff City
    • Southampton
    • 21.45 The Bluebirds move into sixth spot on 16 points after nine matches, while the Saints remain top of the pile despite their second defeat of the season.
    • 90' Full time and Cardiff weather a late storm to win 2-1 over Nigel Adkins' side after a Miller double.
    • 90' GOAL! De Ridder pulls a goal back for the Saints with a neat finish from close range after Cardiff switch off temporarily. 2-1 to Cardiff.
    • 86' Gunnarsson deserves a special mention for Malkie Mackie's side for his passing and setting up Miller's second goal.
    • 84' Another injury blow to Cardiff with Filip Kiss limping off and Solomon Taiwo coming on.
    • 82' Cardif hanging on. Do Prado's poke towards goal is hacked away, while at the other end Miller spurns his chance for a hat-trick by blazing over from distance.
    • 79' Keeper Marshall's confidence is sky high as he punches clear Lallana's corner.
    • 76' The Saints' subs come close to setting up a tense final 15 minutes. De Ridder heads over, while Chaplow's effort from distance a minute later curls agonisingly wide.
    • 73' The Saints make another change. Jack Cork is replaced by Richard Chaplow, but is it too little too late for the Championship leaders?
    • 71' Lambert is having one of those nights. The striker is three yards out but somehow places his header wide, that should have put the Saints back in the game.
    • 67' The home side make a change with the injured Kevin McNaughton replaced by Paul Quinn.
    • 66' Gunnarsson has a chance to make it 3-0 but his effort is well kept out by Davis.
    • 63' GOAL! Boro give the ball away cheaply leaving Gunnarsson to slip the ball through for Miller, who calmly slots the ball into the net to make it 2-0 to the Welsh side.
    • 57' Connolly replaced by Steve De Ridder for the Saints.
    • 57' The Saints should have levelled.Lallana is through on goal but Marshall does well to parry the ball away for a corner.
    • 55' GOAL! Goalkeeper Marshall's punt upfield reaches Miller, who heads the ball over the advancing Davis to break the deadlock. Cardiff 1-0 Southampton.
    • 49' Mark Hudson is almost punished for a woeful clearance, which falls to Richard Lambert but he can only head the ball wide for the Saints.
    • 45' We're underway at the Cardiff City Stadium. This game is crying out for a goal.
    • 20.50 Other than Bennett's cross-cum-shot that hit the woodwork for the hosts, there was little to report in a tame first half. Let's hope the second half is more of a spectacle, even if we have to rely on one of the subs 'doing a Tevez'.
    • 45' And the ref blows for half-time with the score at 0-0.
    • 45' Connolly has a shot from the edge of the area that is saved by David Marshall.
    • 39' Six minutes till the break as Whittingham fires inches over - he is slowly finding his range.
    • 34' Daniel Fox takes a free-kick for the visitors, the ball rebounds back to him from distance but he blazes over.
    • 35' Best chance so far. Youngster Bennett hits the Leicester woodwork with a shot from a tight angle.
    • 30' Chances at both ends. Don Cowie shoots over for the hosts, while at the other end Guly Do Prado's effort hits the side-netting.
    • 28' Whittingham tries his luck with a long-range free-kick which he blazes over, which results in ironic cheers from the 2,000 Saints fans who have made the trip.
    • 21' Adam Lallana is pulling the strings for the visitors.
    • 21' The Saints are starting to seize control of the game as David Connolly has an effort blocked.
    • 21' Whittingham continues to cause havoc in the Saints defence but is flagged off-side as he fires wide.
    • 15' The Saints' inexperienced defence are holding their own with Kenny Miller having a goalbound effort blocked.
    • 12' Peter Whittingham tries one of his trademark crosses, but it's too close to keeper Kelvin Davis
    • 8' The game explodes into life with Don Cowie's shot blocked for the home side. The Saints then clear the danger from a Peter Whittingham corner.
    • 19.46 A victory for joint Championship leaders Southampton would make it their best start to a league season in 58 years.
    • 19.45 Cardiff are undefeated in seven league and cup games but have drawn four of their last five league matches as we kick off.
    • 19.42 Just three minutes to kick-off folks
    • 19.38 Cardiff give youngster Joe Mason the nod up front as veteran Rob Earnshaw and fellow striker Rudy Gestede remain injured.
    • 19.24 The referee will be Phil Gibbs from the West Midlands.
    • 19.18 Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Gerrard, Blake, Kiss, Whittingham, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Miller, Mason. Subs: Parish, Keinan, Quinn, Taiwo, Turne /// Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Fox, Hooiveld, Schneiderlin, Cork, Do Prado, Lallana, Lambert, Connolly. Subs: Bialkowski, Hammond, Martin, Chaplow, De Ridder
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! De Ridder pulls a goal back for the Saints with a neat finish from close range after Cardiff switch off temporarily. 2-1 to Cardiff.
    • 82' Cardif hanging on. Do Prado's poke towards goal is hacked away, while at the other end Miller spurns his chance for a hat-trick by blazing over from distance.
    • 79' Keeper Marshall's confidence is sky high as he punches clear Lallana's corner.
    • 76' The Saints' subs come close to setting up a tense final 15 minutes. De Ridder heads over, while Chaplow's effort from distance a minute later curls agonisingly wide.
    • 71' Lambert is having one of those nights. The striker is three yards out but somehow places his header wide, that should have put the Saints back in the game.
    • 66' Gunnarsson has a chance to make it 3-0 but his effort is well kept out by Davis.
    • 63' GOAL! Boro give the ball away cheaply leaving Gunnarsson to slip the ball through for Miller, who calmly slots the ball into the net to make it 2-0 to the Welsh side.
    • 57' The Saints should have levelled.Lallana is through on goal but Marshall does well to parry the ball away for a corner.
    • 55' GOAL! Goalkeeper Marshall's punt upfield reaches Miller, who heads the ball over the advancing Davis to break the deadlock. Cardiff 1-0 Southampton.
    • 49' Mark Hudson is almost punished for a woeful clearance, which falls to Richard Lambert but he can only head the ball wide for the Saints.
    • 45' Connolly has a shot from the edge of the area that is saved by David Marshall.
    • 39' Six minutes till the break as Whittingham fires inches over - he is slowly finding his range.
    • 34' Daniel Fox takes a free-kick for the visitors, the ball rebounds back to him from distance but he blazes over.
    • 35' Best chance so far. Youngster Bennett hits the Leicester woodwork with a shot from a tight angle.
    • 30' Chances at both ends. Don Cowie shoots over for the hosts, while at the other end Guly Do Prado's effort hits the side-netting.
    • 28' Whittingham tries his luck with a long-range free-kick which he blazes over, which results in ironic cheers from the 2,000 Saints fans who have made the trip.
    • 21' The Saints are starting to seize control of the game as David Connolly has an effort blocked.
    • 15' The Saints' inexperienced defence are holding their own with Kenny Miller having a goalbound effort blocked.
    • 8' The game explodes into life with Don Cowie's shot blocked for the home side. The Saints then clear the danger from a Peter Whittingham corner.
    • 19.18 Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Gerrard, Blake, Kiss, Whittingham, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Miller, Mason. Subs: Parish, Keinan, Quinn, Taiwo, Turne /// Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Fox, Hooiveld, Schneiderlin, Cork, Do Prado, Lallana, Lambert, Connolly. Subs: Bialkowski, Hammond, Martin, Chaplow, De Ridder

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