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Cardiff   1 - 1   Burnley

Cardiff v Burnley

Cardiff 1-1 Burnley

Substitute Steve Thompson struck with seven minutes to go to secure Burnley a deserved draw at promotion-chasing Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds took the lead in first half stoppage time through Michael Chopra who scored on the half-volley from Jay Bothroyd's pass.

But Burnley pushed hard in the second half and got their reward from Ross Wallace's corner.

Thompson rose highest to glance the ball home against his former club.

It sees Cardiff close the gap on leaders Queens Park Rangers to five points and extend their unbeaten run to seven, while Burnley are now within five points of the play-offs.

But Cardiff will rues missed opportunities in the first half.

First Chopra sent a seventh-minute shot from the edge of the penalty area against the crossbar.

Then, keeper Lee Grant pulled off a fine save at full stretch to keep out Peter Whittingham's left-footed curler soon after.

Burnley responded with their first shot on target through Chris Eagles, but his 20-yard effort was comfortably held by Cardiff goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Clarets midfielder Jack Cork and Eagles again were both off target with long-range shots as Burnley wrestled back an equal share of possession.

Eagles was relishing his role in the visitors' midfield and forced Heaton into two more saves in quick succession with a 30-yard thunderbolt and then an angled drive from inside the area as Burnley dominated proceedings.

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Another shot from Eagles was blocked by Cardiff defender Mark Hudson, but after spending long periods on the back foot, Cardiff snatched the lead just before the break.

Bothroyd raced clear down the right and his excellent ball across the six-yard area was slammed home into the top corner by Chopra for his ninth goal of the season.

Burnley started the second half positively. Eagles had an effort held by Heaton, while Wallace flashed a 25-yard drive wide as the visitors chased an equaliser.

Charlie Austin stepped off the bench to make his third appearance for Burnley following his recent move from Swindon in place of Chris Iwelumo, while Chopra made way for Cardiff talisman Craig Bellamy.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe then sent on Thompson for Jay Rodriguez in the 74th minute in a bid to force an elusive equaliser.

Cardiff soaked up the pressure and broke out to create another golden chance, Bothroyd pouncing in the area to force Grant into a fine save from close range.

But the Clarets were not to be denied and finally got back on level terms in the 83rd minute when Thompson reacted quickest to Wallace's near-post corner to send a glancing header beyond Heaton into the bottom corner.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 1-1 Burnley FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Chopra 45+1
  • Thompson 83

Cardiff

  • 22 Heaton
  • 02 McNaughton yellow card
  • 05 Hudson
  • 12 Keinan
  • 14 Quinn (Blake 67)
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 11 Burke (Koumas 78)
  • 20 Olofinjana
  • 24 Ramsey
  • 08 Chopra (Bellamy 67)
  • 09 Bothroyd

Substitutes

  • 01 Marshall,
  • 10 McPhail,
  • 19 Koumas,
  • 23 Blake,
  • 25 Emmanuel-Thomas,
  • 16 Parkin,
  • 39 Bellamy

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 03 Fox yellow card
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 14 Mears
  • 06 Cork
  • 08 Marney yellow card (Alexander 90)
  • 22 Wallace
  • 33 Eagles
  • 09 Iwelumo (Austin 67)
  • 19 Rodriguez (Thompson 74)

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen,
  • 02 Alexander,
  • 21 Bikey,
  • 11 Elliott,
  • 20 Bartley,
  • 23 Austin,
  • 30 Thompson
Ref: EastAtt: 21,307
CARDIFF
BURNLEY

Possession

  • Cardiff 43%
  • Burnley 57%

Attempts on target

  • Cardiff 4
  • Burnley 9

Attempts off target

  • Cardiff 3
  • Burnley 7

Corners

  • Cardiff 4
  • Burnley 9

Fouls

  • Cardiff 10
  • Burnley 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:42 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+2:47 Peter Whittingham is ruled offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:00 The ball is sent over by Tyrone Mears, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:15 Darcy Blake fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:26 Seyi Olofinjana challenges Jack Cork unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 89:16 Effort from just outside the area by Chris Eagles goes over the target.
  • 89:16 Substitution Dean Marney goes off and Graham Alexander comes on.
  • 88:06 The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy.
  • 86:24 Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:53 Effort on goal by Chris Eagles from long distance goes over the crossbar.
  • 82:45 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line played to the near post, assist by Ross Wallace.
  • 82:45 GOAL - Steven ThompsonCardiff 1 - 1 Burnley Steven Thompson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Cardiff 1-1 Burnley.
  • 82:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Kevin McNaughton. Direct free kick taken by Tyrone Mears.
  • 81:26 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles, Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:18 Chris Eagles crosses the ball, Seyi Olofinjana gets a block in.
  • 79:15 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
  • 77:27 Substitution Jason Koumas is brought on as a substitute for Chris Burke.
  • 76:07 Daniel Fox takes a shot.
  • 75:30 Kevin McNaughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Direct free kick taken by Chris Eagles.
  • 74:46 The ball is sent over by Darcy Blake, Michael Duff makes a clearance.
  • 73:59 The ball is delivered by Tyrone Mears, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
  • 73:13 Substitution Steven Thompson replaces Jay Rodriguez.
  • 72:23 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
  • 72:01 Ross Wallace produces a cross, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:16 Handball decision goes against Daniel Fox. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
  • 71:16 Booking The referee shows Daniel Fox a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:50 Corner taken by Ross Wallace, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
  • 69:44 The ball is swung over by Tyrone Mears, Darcy Blake manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:58 Aaron Ramsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 66:05 The referee gives a free kick against Chris Eagles for handball. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 66:05 Substitution Charlie Austin comes on in place of Chris Iwelumo.
  • 66:05 Substitution Darcy Blake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Quinn.
  • 66:05 Substitution Craig Bellamy comes on in place of Michael Chopra.
  • 63:58 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, Aaron Ramsey manages to make a clearance.
  • 62:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dekel Keinan by Chris Iwelumo. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:44 Ross Wallace has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 56:46 The ball is sent over by Jay Bothroyd, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:48 Chris Burke crosses the ball, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:18 The official flags Michael Chopra offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 51:55 Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:09 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace.
  • 49:35 Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 48:15 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
  • 47:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Chopra. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 46:58 A cross is delivered by Daniel Fox, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
  • 46:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Iwelumo on Seyi Olofinjana. Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:35 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:44 Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner to the near post. Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jay Bothroyd gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:30 Assist on the goal came from Jay Bothroyd.
  • 45:00+0:30 GOAL - Michael ChopraCardiff 1 - 0 Burnley Michael Chopra grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Burnley.
  • 42:43 Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dekel Keinan. Free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 41:40 Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duff. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:30 Ross Wallace delivers the ball, save made by Tom Heaton.
  • 39:14 Tyrone Mears sends in a cross.
  • 38:08 The ball is crossed by Kevin McNaughton, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:18 Chris Iwelumo is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 36:32 Chris Burke sends in a cross, blocked by Daniel Fox.
  • 35:07 Aaron Ramsey fouled by Dean Marney, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 34:07 Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Shot on goal comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, Seyi Olofinjana gets a block in.
  • 33:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Jay Bothroyd. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:44 Kevin McNaughton fouled by Chris Iwelumo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 32:10 Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 31:38 Ross Wallace is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 31:04 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:44 Centre by Tyrone Mears, Chris Eagles takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
  • 30:25 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 29:37 The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
  • 28:11 Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey. Peter Whittingham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Dean Marney.
  • 28:11 Booking Dean Marney is booked.
  • 27:07 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
  • 25:35 Tyrone Mears delivers the ball.
  • 24:05 Shot from just outside the box by Chris Burke goes over the bar.
  • 21:02 Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 20:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McNaughton on Tyrone Mears. Free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.
  • 20:12 Booking Kevin McNaughton is shown a yellow card.
  • 18:40 Shot by Jack Cork from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 17:37 Jay Rodriguez fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Tyrone Mears, Peter Whittingham gets a block in.
  • 16:00 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
  • 15:28 The official flags Michael Chopra offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 12:46 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Duff.
  • 12:02 Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.
  • 11:04 Effort on goal by Jack Cork from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 10:56 The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace.
  • 10:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
  • 8:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Paul Quinn. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:48 The referee blows for offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 7:09 Tyrone Mears is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 6:34 Michael Chopra takes a shot.
  • 5:41 Short corner taken by Jay Bothroyd from the right by-line. Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jack Cork.
  • 5:29 A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Daniel Fox makes a clearance.
  • 4:14 Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
  • 2:04 Jay Rodriguez challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 31 31 60
2 Cardiff 31 14 55
3 Norwich 31 10 54
4 Nott'm Forest 29 16 53
5 Swansea 31 11 53
6 Leeds 31 10 52
7 Leicester 31 1 48
8 Burnley 31 9 47
9 Millwall 31 9 46
10 Hull 31 4 45
11 Watford 30 10 44
12 Reading 31 11 43
13 Ipswich 30 4 41
14 Barnsley 31 -8 41
15 Coventry 31 -3 39
16 Doncaster 30 -13 37
17 Derby 30 -3 35
18 Portsmouth 30 -5 35
19 Bristol City 31 -11 35
20 Middlesbrough 30 -5 33
21 Crystal Palace 31 -21 31
22 Sheff Utd 31 -21 29
23 Scunthorpe 28 -25 24
24 Preston 30 -25 22


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