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Cardiff   1 - 0   Preston

Cardiff 1-0 Preston

Cardiff City 1-0 Preston

Cardiff City claimed their first victory in five Championship matches as midfielder Chris Burke grabbed the all-important winner.

Burke fired into the back of the net nine minutes after the break to lift a dull encounter in poor conditions.

The Bluebirds lost Joe Ledley with injury in the 64th minute

The hosts saw first-half chances from Jay Bothroyd, Michael Chopra and Riccardo Scimeca miss the mark and the visitors rarely threatened.

Burke's strike from 20 yards was his third of the season as Cardiff took revenge for a 6-0 defeat at Preston at the end of last season.

Following a disappointing first half, the visitors began to impose their dominance as Jon Parkin's header was cleared off the line, one of several good chances to go begging for the hosts.

But the outcome sent the Bluebirds back into the top six and left Preston winless since 20 October.


Cardiff City boss Dave Jones:

Cardiff did 'dirty work' - Jones

"We've had a pasting this week and maybe rightly so, but you've got to go out and show a lot of character and sometimes the result of winning ugly is just as pleasing as winning free-flowing.

"It wasn't as ugly as that, but I thought the conditions were getting worse as the game went on and the ball was flying off all over the place.

"But I felt it was a well-deserved victory from us."

Preston boss Alan Irvine:
"There was not much between the teams and I thought it would end in a draw but the one moment of quality in the game produced the goal.

"That gave Cardiff a boost and we looked a little tentative after that.

"We have now conceded three top-quality strikes in the last four matches and Andy Lonergan had no chance today.

"We have lost 1-0 and shouldn't have done so but we didn't deserve to win the game as we never made enough chances even though Jon Parkin had two great opportunities."

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 1-0 Preston FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Burke 55

    Cardiff

    • 01 Marshall
    • 02 McNaughton
    • 05 Hudson
    • 14 Quinn
    • 15 Gerrard (Kennedy 57)
    • 07 Whittingham
    • 11 Burke
    • 16 Ledley (Rae 64)
    • 19 Scimeca
    • 08 Chopra (McCormack 61)
    • 09 Bothroyd yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 20 Enckelman,
    • 03 Kennedy,
    • 04 Rae,
    • 18 Taiwo,
    • 27 Matthews,
    • 17 Etuhu,
    • 44 McCormack

    Preston

    • 01 Lonergan
    • 03 Davidson
    • 06 Collins
    • 14 Chilvers
    • 19 Jones
    • 04 Chaplow
    • 17 Parry (Sedgwick 69 yellow card)
    • 18 Tonge
    • 25 Wallace
    • 26 Parkin (Brown 69)
    • 29 Elliott (Mellor 69)

    Substitutes

    • 22 Henderson,
    • 02 Hart,
    • 27 Nolan,
    • 07 Sedgwick,
    • 08 Shumulikoski,
    • 09 Brown,
    • 33 Mellor
    Ref: EastAtt: 18,735
    CARDIFF
    PRESTON

    Possession

    • Cardiff 54%
    • Preston 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Cardiff 5
    • Preston 5

    Attempts off target

    • Cardiff 9
    • Preston 3

    Corners

    • Cardiff 7
    • Preston 6

    Fouls

    • Cardiff 11
    • Preston 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:42 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+5:09 Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+4:46 Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Jay Bothroyd restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:13 Chris Burke fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Burke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:46 Corner taken by Ross Wallace, Mark Kennedy makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the left by-line, Mark Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:41 Ross Wallace is ruled offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:52 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
    • 84:20 Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Whittingham goes wide right of the target.
    • 84:04 The ball is sent over by Chris Sedgwick.
    • 83:44 Chris Brown produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 81:15 David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
    • 81:15 Booking Chris Sedgwick receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 81:03 Chris Sedgwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson.
    • 79:56 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, Paul Quinn takes a shot. Billy Jones makes a clearance.
    • 79:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Riccardo Scimeca on Ross Wallace. Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:10 The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Tonge on Jay Bothroyd. David Marshall takes the free kick.
    • 72:33 Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
    • 71:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ross McCormack, Paul Quinn has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 69:58 Effort on goal by Jay Bothroyd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 67:58 Substitution Chris Brown comes on in place of Jon Parkin.
    • 67:58 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Neil Mellor coming on for Stephen Elliott.
    • 67:58 Substitution Paul Parry leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Sedgwick.
    • 67:58 Booking The referee shows Jay Bothroyd a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 67:47 Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Davidson. Free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
    • 67:11 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 65:37 Unfair challenge on Liam Chilvers by Ross McCormack results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:49 Riccardo Scimeca has a drilled shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 63:41 Neill Collins challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left channel, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 63:04 Substitution Joe Ledley goes off and Gavin Rae comes on.
    • 61:39 Richard Chaplow produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 59:55 Substitution Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Ross McCormack.
    • 56:49 Substitution Mark Kennedy comes on in place of Anthony Gerrard.
    • 55:41 Shot by Jay Bothroyd. Save by Andy Lonergan. Chris Burke takes the inswinging corner, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 54:13 Assist on the goal came from Jay Bothroyd.
    • 54:13 GOAL - Chris BurkeCardiff 1 - 0 Preston Chris Burke grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Preston.
    • 52:37 The referee blows for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Direct free kick taken by Michael Tonge.
    • 51:44 Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:17 Jon Parkin has an effort at goal. Joe Ledley gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:17 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+0:44 Jay Bothroyd is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
    • 44:35 Jon Parkin is caught offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:28 Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Chopra. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left wing, clearance by Ross Wallace. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, clearance made by Neill Collins.
    • 39:42 Michael Tonge has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 37:39 Michael Tonge concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley. Michael Chopra produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 36:55 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
    • 35:19 Richard Chaplow has a drilled shot. Save by David Marshall.
    • 34:18 Riccardo Scimeca challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Chilvers.
    • 33:37 Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.
    • 31:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Tonge on Peter Whittingham. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:00 Shot from just outside the area by Jay Bothroyd misses to the right of the target.
    • 28:25 Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Callum Davidson, free kick awarded. Callum Davidson takes the direct free kick. Michael Tonge produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard. Free kick awarded for a foul by Riccardo Scimeca on Ross Wallace. Free kick taken by Ross Wallace.
    • 27:19 Jay Bothroyd fouled by Callum Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
    • 25:41 Mark Hudson challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Chilvers from right channel, Chris Burke manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:47 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Gerrard. David Marshall takes the free kick.
    • 23:54 Foul by Neill Collins on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Jon Parkin.
    • 23:11 Foul by Ross Wallace on Riccardo Scimeca, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:12 Joe Ledley is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.
    • 21:31 Jon Parkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 20:35 Richard Chaplow fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:27 Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Joe Ledley results in a free kick. Billy Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.
    • 14:14 Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:29 Effort on goal by Ross Wallace from 25 yards. Liam Chilvers takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd. David Marshall makes a save.
    • 13:07 Peter Whittingham fouled by Michael Tonge, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
    • 10:19 Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 9:22 Effort from just outside the box by Riccardo Scimeca goes over the bar.
    • Correction - 5:49 Michael Tonge concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley. Peter Whittingham delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 5:49 Joe Ledley fouled by Michael Tonge, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick. The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 2:43 Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Liam Chilvers.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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