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Swansea   0 - 1   Cardiff

Craig Bellamy

Swansea 0-1 Cardiff

By David Dulin
BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

A superb Craig Bellamy strike sealed a thrilling south Wales derby win for Cardiff who climbed over arch-rivals Swansea City into third.

On-loan Aaron Ramsey set up the former Wales captain 25 yards out to curl his effort around Dorus de Vries and in off the post.

Darcy Blake had earlier struck the post for the Bluebirds while Chris Burke fired wide.

Scott Sinclair had Swansea's best chance but he could only blast over.

It was only the sixth goal the Swans had conceded at home all season but for Cardiff it marked their first derby win in Swansea since 1997 and first victory on the road since November.

Swansea set out to complete the first league double in the 82-year history of the derby after winning in Cardiff earlier this season.

But they could have been behind after 35 seconds when Jay Bothroyd picked the ball up on the edge of the box before dragging his shot wide.

Bellamy delighted with derby winner

That was an early wake-up call for Swansea who then went on the attack, first with Darren Pratley seeing a shot blocked, and then Alan Tate headed Mark Gower's free kick over after Paul Quinn fouled Sinclair.

Cardiff always look a threat up front though, and it was Wales star Ramsey who was first to test Swans keeper De Vries.

The Arsenal midfielder, on loan at his hometown club and playing in his first derby, drilled a low 20-yard shot which De Vries parried, and Michael Chopra pounced on the rebound, only to be flagged offside.

Both sides got stuck into challenges and Pratley wanted a penalty at the other end when he went down under Quinn but the Bluebirds defender made enough contact with the ball.

Then Chopra found himself lucky to still be on the pitch on the half-hour when he went two-footed through the back of Ashley Williams, but escaped without even a caution.

Ex-Chelsea winger Sinclair had a relatively quiet first half but his best break down the left resulted in a dangerous cross into the box, and with Pratley rushing in, Bluebirds defender Kevin McNaughton cleared brilliantly under pressure.

Pratley was Swansea's biggest threat and he blasted an effort of his own comfortably over from 20 yards after bursting down the middle.

The Bluebirds were forced into a change at the break, with Darcy Blake coming on for McNaughton, but they started in a lively fashion and on the hour, Quinn missed a guilt-edge chance after sneaking in to meet Bellamy's corner only to glance his header wide from eight yards.

And two minutes later, Blake made a classy break into the box from the left, beating De Vries with a fierce shot which struck the far post.

Rodgers proud of Swansea in defeat

Sinclair then showed what he can do with a brilliant run down the left before cutting inside and shaping up to shoot, but fired over, and then later saw a shot blocked by Hudson from a similar run.

Both sides pressed for a goal, Ramsey setting up Cardiff substitute Chris Burke who somehow managed to skew his shot wide.

Swansea relied mostly on the counter attack but the introduction of Craig Beattie for the ineffective Moore made the difference for them as the game opened up.

Beattie was on hand free Sinclair in the box in the closing stages, but his out-stretched foot could only direct the ball the wrong side of the net.

But the winner came five minutes from time when Ramsey set up Bellamy with a neat one-two to delightfully curl the ball home and take all three points for his hometown club.

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swansea 0-1 Cardiff FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Bellamy 85

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 05 Tate yellow card
    • 22 Rangel
    • 08 Pratley
    • 12 Dyer
    • 21 Sinclair
    • 27 Gower yellow card (Allen 58)
    • 29 Richards
    • 37 Britton (Dobbie 88)
    • 19 Moore (Beattie 66)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Ma-Kalambay,
    • 17 Serran,
    • 11 Van der Gun,
    • 24 Allen,
    • 26 Agustien,
    • 09 Beattie,
    • 14 Dobbie

    Cardiff

    • 22 Heaton
    • 02 McNaughton (Blake 46)
    • 05 Hudson
    • 12 Keinan
    • 14 Quinn yellow card
    • 07 Whittingham (Burke 67)
    • 20 Olofinjana
    • 24 Ramsey
    • 08 Chopra (Emmanuel-Thomas 75)
    • 09 Bothroyd yellow card
    • 39 Bellamy

    Substitutes

    • 01 Marshall,
    • 06 Gyepes,
    • 10 McPhail,
    • 11 Burke,
    • 23 Blake,
    • 25 Emmanuel-Thomas,
    • 16 Parkin
    Ref: HalseyAtt: 18,280
    SWANSEA
    CARDIFF

    Possession

    • Swansea 54%
    • Cardiff 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Swansea 3
    • Cardiff 3

    Attempts off target

    • Swansea 6
    • Cardiff 6

    Corners

    • Swansea 6
    • Cardiff 10

    Fouls

    • Swansea 11
    • Cardiff 13
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+4:55 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:02 Defending throw-in by Joe Allen (Swansea).
    • 90:00+2:34 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 90:00+1:27 Defending throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 90:00+0:41 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 90:00+0:32 Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Cardiff) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 89:09 Attacking throw-in by Darcy Blake (Cardiff).
    • 88:39 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Richards (Swansea).
    • 88:19 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Richards (Swansea).
    • 87:40 Substitution Swansea substitution: Leon Britton replaced by Stephen Dobbie (tactical).
    • 87:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Joe Allen (Swansea) to centre, clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Cardiff).
    • 84:59 Assist (pass) by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) from left channel.
    • 84:59 GOAL - Craig BellamySwansea 0 - 1 Cardiff Goal by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (25 yards).Swansea 0-1 Cardiff.
    • 82:42 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Joe Allen (Swansea) to centre, save (caught) by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 81:38 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 81:02 Defending throw-in by Ashley Richards (Swansea).
    • 80:06 Shot by Joe Allen (Swansea) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 79:22 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 79:14 Shot by Scott Sinclair (Swansea) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
    • 77:24 Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Cardiff) on Leon Britton (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Richards (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 76:03 Foul by Paul Quinn (Cardiff) on Scott Sinclair (Swansea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Allen (Swansea) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 76:03 Booking Paul Quinn (Cardiff) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 74:46 Defending throw-in by Ashley Richards (Swansea).
    • 74:22 Substitution Cardiff substitution: Michael Chopra replaced by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (tactical).
    • 73:28 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Richards (Swansea).
    • 73:07 Attacking throw-in by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff).
    • 72:26 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Burke (Cardiff) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 71:45 Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 71:45 Booking Alan Tate (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 71:18 Shot by Scott Sinclair (Swansea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Darcy Blake (Cardiff).
    • 70:27 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Seyi Olofinjana (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 68:04 Defending throw-in by Darcy Blake (Cardiff).
    • 67:37 Defending throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 66:43 Substitution Cardiff substitution: Peter Whittingham replaced by Chris Burke (tactical).
    • 65:44 Substitution Swansea substitution: Luke Moore replaced by Craig Beattie (tactical).
    • 65:24 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 65:17 Shot by Scott Sinclair (Swansea) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 64:23 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Seyi Olofinjana (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 62:33 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Joe Allen (Swansea) to far post, foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea) on Tom Heaton (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Heaton (Cardiff) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 62:06 Shot by Darcy Blake (Cardiff) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards),
    • 61:24 Attacking throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 60:45 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 60:24 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 59:30 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 59:10 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 58:54 Cross by Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), header by Paul Quinn (Cardiff) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
    • 58:36 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff).
    • 57:58 Foul by Mark Gower (Swansea) on Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 57:58 Substitution Swansea substitution: Mark Gower replaced by Joe Allen (tactical).
    • 57:39 Booking Mark Gower (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to centre, save (caught) by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 56:06 Foul by Seyi Olofinjana (Cardiff) on Darren Pratley (Swansea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 55:29 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 55:02 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to centre, header by Paul Quinn (Cardiff) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 54:30 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to near post, clearance by Ashley Williams (Swansea).
    • 53:33 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Darcy Blake (Cardiff) from left wing, passed.
    • 52:46 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 52:34 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 52:03 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 51:21 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 50:47 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 50:35 Shot by Mark Gower (Swansea) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 49:13 Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Darcy Blake (Cardiff) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 48:37 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff).
    • 48:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to near post, clearance by Luke Moore (Swansea).
    • 47:11 Foul by Darcy Blake (Cardiff) on Nathan Dyer (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Tate (Swansea) from right channel, passed.
    • 45:47 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 45:43 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Cardiff substitution: Kevin McNaughton replaced by Darcy Blake (injury).
    • 45:00+1:13 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:49 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 45:00+0:20 Foul by Michael Chopra (Cardiff) on Nathan Dyer (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Tate (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 44:59 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 44:44 Defending throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 43:44 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 43:28 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 43:02 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) on Alan Tate (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Tate (Swansea) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 43:02 Booking Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 42:18 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 42:02 Defending throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 41:42 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 40:45 Defending throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 40:22 Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Tate (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 39:50 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Heaton (Cardiff) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 38:50 Defending throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 37:28 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 36:42 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 36:35 Shot by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
    • 36:12 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 35:41 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 35:04 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 34:50 Shot by Luke Moore (Swansea) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.
    • 33:31 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) on Alan Tate (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Angel Rangel (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 32:46 Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Tate (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 32:12 Defending throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 31:14 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • Correction - 29:41 Unfair challenge on Ashley Williams by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick. Foul by Alan Tate on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 29:41 Foul by Michael Chopra (Cardiff) on Ashley Williams (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed. Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff). Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 28:13 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 28:04 Shot by Scott Sinclair (Swansea) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
    • 27:06 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 26:43 Shot by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 26:09 Attacking throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 25:51 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Williams (Swansea).
    • 25:08 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to centre, save (caught) by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 24:32 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to centre, clearance by Ashley Williams (Swansea).
    • 23:42 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 22:51 Attacking throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 22:28 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 22:00 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 21:02 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Dekel Keinan (Cardiff). Free kick taken left-footed by Tom Heaton (Cardiff) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 20:25 Foul by Michael Chopra (Cardiff) on Ashley Williams (Swansea). Free kick taken left-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 19:20 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 18:20 Defending throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 17:52 Defending throw-in by Paul Quinn (Cardiff).
    • 17:26 Foul by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) on Angel Rangel (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Angel Rangel (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 16:55 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 16:12 Foul by Dekel Keinan (Cardiff) on Scott Sinclair (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 15:43 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) to centre, clearance by Mark Gower (Swansea).
    • 14:47 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 14:04 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 13:34 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham (Cardiff) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 12:25 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Dyer (Swansea).
    • 10:44 Foul by Luke Moore (Swansea) on Mark Hudson (Cardiff). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Heaton (Cardiff) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 10:17 Shot by Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Dorus De Vries (Swansea). Michael Chopra (Cardiff) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dorus De Vries (Swansea) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 9:34 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 9:03 Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dorus De Vries (Swansea) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 8:40 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 8:25 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 8:05 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff).
    • 7:33 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 5:20 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • 5:16 Cross by Mark Gower (Swansea), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 4:20 Goal kick taken long by Tom Heaton (Cardiff).
    • Correction - 3:36 Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Centre by Mark Gower, Alan Tate has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
    • 3:36 Foul by Paul Quinn (Cardiff) on Scott Sinclair (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from left wing, header by Alan Tate (Swansea) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
    • 3:23 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
    • 3:10 Shot by Darren Pratley (Swansea) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Dekel Keinan (Cardiff).
    • 1:07 Foul by Paul Quinn (Cardiff) on Scott Sinclair (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from own half, passed.
    • 0:40 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 0:33 Shot by Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    2 Nott'm Forest 28 16 52
    3 Cardiff 29 13 51
    4 Norwich 30 9 51
    5 Swansea 30 10 50
    6 Leeds 30 8 49
    7 Millwall 30 9 45
    8 Leicester 30 -1 45
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    14 Ipswich 28 -2 37
    15 Doncaster 28 -5 37
    16 Coventry 30 -4 36
    17 Derby 29 -1 35
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    21 Crystal Palace 30 -20 31
    22 Sheff Utd 29 -21 27
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