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Cardiff   2 - 0   Hull

Cardiff 2-0 Hull

Cardiff 2-0 Hull

Seyi Olofinjana's first-half strike against his parent club guided Cardiff City to a win over Hull as the Welshmen continued their unbeaten league start.

His close-range header from a Peter Whittingham cross broke the deadlock for the Championship high-fliers.

A Gavin Rae strike sealed a comfortable win as Hull, whose only triumph this term was on the opening day, suffered their 27th away game without victory.

Substitute Rae poked in Aaron Wildig's cute reverse pass from 10 yards.

Cardiff were without injured attacking trio Craig Bellamy, Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd but showed they were not missing a clinical edge as they opened the scoring in the 20th minute.

Olofinjana, on loan to Cardiff from Hull, beat covering defender Anthony Gerrard, coincidentally on loan to Hull from Cardiff, to Whittingham's teasing in-swinging, right-wing free-kick.

Jones enjoys 'most satisfying' win

And the Nigeria international headed his first goal for 10 months past helpless Hull goalkeeper Matt Duke from close range.

Hull responded positively and, after a misplaced Stephen McPhail pass, Richard Garcia forced a nervy save from David Marshall as the Cardiff keeper pushed a low 20-yard strike wide.

And just after McPhail went close, Kevin McNaughton almost doubled the home side's lead six minutes after their opener.

But, after skipping past two challenges, the right-back was denied his first goal for 18 months by Duke's outstretched hand, nudging the 20-yard shot onto his right-hand post and to safety.

Cardiff's depleted frontline was led by Ireland international Andy Keogh and, making his first start for almost 12 months, the on-loan Wolverhampton Wanderers man went close with a shot just after the break in a game played at a leisurely pace.

And Jones' injury-hit squad took another blow on the hour as goal-scorer Olofinjana was forced to leave the field with a thigh problem while Nigel Pearson threw on two strikers in a bid to rescue a point.

And the two substitutes almost combined to level for the Tigers as Mark Cullen fed Jay Simpson but as the former Arsenal forward sneaked into the box, he was sandwiched by Cardiff defensive duo Mark Hudson and Gabor Gyepes and the danger was snuffed out.

Pearson admits 'losing mentality' away

Jason Koumas twice went close before Rae's first goal in more than a year sealed a comfortable victory.

Whittingham fed substitute Wildig and the young substitute's beautiful reverse pass found Rae, who had broken into the box, and the Scottish midfielder poked the ball past Duke.

As Cardiff enjoyed their third consecutive clean sheet and fourth successive league win, struggling Hull, without an away win since March 2009, failed to really test the Cardiff keeper and lacked any bite or guile against streetwise opposition.

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Saturday, 11 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 2-0 Hull FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Olofinjana 20
  • Rae 81

    Cardiff

    • 01 Marshall
    • 02 McNaughton
    • 03 Naylor
    • 05 Hudson
    • 06 Gyepes
    • 07 Whittingham
    • 10 McPhail
    • 11 Burke
    • 19 Koumas (Wildig 76)
    • 20 Olofinjana (Rae 56)
    • 17 Keogh

    Substitutes

    • 22 Heaton,
    • 14 Quinn,
    • 04 Rae,
    • 23 Blake,
    • 27 Matthews,
    • 28 Wildig,
    • 52 Jarvis

    Hull

    • 01 Duke
    • 03 Dawson
    • 05 McShane
    • 25 Gerrard
    • 26 Ayala
    • 04 Ashbee
    • 11 Kilbane (Cairney 46)
    • 18 Barmby (Cullen 61)
    • 22 Koren
    • 07 Garcia
    • 10 Fagan (Simpson 61)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Oxley,
    • 17 Cooper,
    • 12 Bostock,
    • 14 Cairney,
    • 20 Devitt,
    • 21 Cullen,
    • 23 Simpson
    Ref: LangfordAtt: 24,083
    CARDIFF
    HULL

    Possession

    • Cardiff 50%
    • Hull 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Cardiff 5
    • Hull 3

    Attempts off target

    • Cardiff 7
    • Hull 4

    Corners

    • Cardiff 1
    • Hull 3

    Fouls

    • Cardiff 4
    • Hull 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:10 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+2:25 Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 89:47 Jay Simpson produces a cross.
    • 83:45 Mark Cullen concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Naylor. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 82:57 Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.
    • 80:51 Aaron Wildig provided the assist for the goal.
    • 80:51 GOAL - Gavin RaeCardiff 2 - 0 Hull Gavin Rae finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Hull.
    • 79:29 The ball is crossed by Richard Garcia, save by David Marshall.
    • 78:37 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line, Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Ashbee.
    • 76:09 Paul McShane sends in a cross, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
    • 75:11 Substitution Aaron Wildig joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Koumas.
    • 74:41 The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson.
    • 74:13 Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:56 Jason Koumas has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 70:56 Shot from just outside the area by Paul McShane misses to the right of the target.
    • 70:29 The ball is delivered by Paul McShane, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:41 Kevin McNaughton produces a cross, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
    • 68:02 The referee blows for offside against Andrew Keogh. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
    • 66:24 The ball is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Matt Duke makes a save.
    • 64:59 Richard Garcia produces a cross.
    • 64:18 Richard Garcia delivers the ball.
    • 62:02 Effort from deep inside the area by Jason Koumas misses to the left of the target.
    • 60:36 Substitution Nick Barmby leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Cullen.
    • 60:36 Substitution (Hull) makes a substitution, with Jay Simpson coming on for Craig Fagan.
    • 58:04 The ball is swung over by Richard Garcia, save by David Marshall.
    • 56:39 Kevin McNaughton fouled by Robert Koren, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick, save made by Matt Duke.
    • 55:19 Substitution Seyi Olofinjana goes off and Gavin Rae comes on.
    • 55:03 Robert Koren takes a shot. Seyi Olofinjana gets a block in.
    • 51:23 Stephen McPhail delivers the ball, Andrew Keogh produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 51:18 A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.
    • 50:33 The referee gives a free kick against Craig Fagan for handball. Free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
    • 50:01 The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance made by Daniel Ayala.
    • 48:43 The ball is sent over by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
    • 47:49 Robert Koren produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Kevin Kilbane leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Cairney.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:34 The referee blows for half time.
    • 44:48 Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Daniel Ayala.
    • 43:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Kilbane by Kevin McNaughton. Ian Ashbee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:27 The referee penalises Kevin McNaughton for handball. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
    • 40:07 Craig Fagan is caught offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:57 The ball is swung over by Richard Garcia, clearance by Kevin McNaughton. Robert Koren takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 32:10 Craig Fagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McPhail. Stephen McPhail takes the direct free kick.
    • 31:35 Foul by Andrew Keogh on Daniel Ayala, free kick awarded. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:57 Craig Fagan challenges Gabor Gyepes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:45 Chris Burke crosses the ball, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
    • 27:57 Corner taken by Andy Dawson.
    • 26:39 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Koren, Paul McShane takes a shot. Clearance by Lee Naylor.
    • 25:36 Foul by Kevin McNaughton on Richard Garcia, free kick awarded. Robert Koren takes the free kick.
    • 25:08 Kevin McNaughton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that hits the post.
    • 23:38 Lee Naylor challenges Robert Koren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:33 Richard Garcia takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren played to the near post, Close range header by Daniel Ayala goes over the bar.
    • 21:58 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 20:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Ian Ashbee. Shot comes in from Jason Koumas from the free kick.
    • 19:10 Assist by Peter Whittingham.
    • 19:10 GOAL - Seyi OlofinjanaCardiff 1 - 0 Hull Seyi Olofinjana finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cardiff 1-0 Hull.
    • 18:41 Foul by Kevin Kilbane on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham,
    • 17:00 Stephen McPhail has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 13:36 Craig Fagan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 13:20 The ball is sent over by Kevin Kilbane, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.
    • 8:19 Unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Daniel Ayala results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
    • 8:07 Kevin Kilbane delivers the ball.
    • 2:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Craig Fagan. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 1:56 Chris Burke sends in a cross.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 11 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 5 12 13
    2 Cardiff 5 9 13
    3 Ipswich 5 5 11
    4 Millwall 5 7 10
    5 Burnley 5 4 10
    6 Leeds United 5 3 10
    7 Norwich 5 3 10
    8 Reading 5 3 8
    9 Coventry 5 1 8
    10 Doncaster 5 0 8
    11 Barnsley 5 -2 7
    12 Sheff Utd 5 -2 7
    13 Watford 5 0 6
    14 Swansea 5 0 6
    15 Scunthorpe 5 -1 6
    16 Bristol City 5 -3 5
    17 Nott'm Forest 5 -1 4
    18 Derby 5 -2 4
    19 Hull 5 -6 4
    20 Middlesbrough 5 -6 4
    21 Crystal Palace 5 -7 3
    22 Preston 5 -7 3
    23 Leicester 5 -5 2
    24 Portsmouth 5 -5 2


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