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Millwall   3 - 3   Cardiff

Millwall's Steve Morison lobs home to equalise against Cardiff

Millwall 3-3 Cardiff

Wales striker Steve Morison robbed his countrymen Cardiff City of victory as Millwall grabbed a share of the points.

Cardiff's Chris Burke scored a wonder goal after a weaving run before a Liam Trotter penalty levelled for the hosts as Gabor Gyepes fouled Kevin Lisbie.

Lisbie put Millwall ahead from Hameur Bouazza's ball but Peter Whittingham equalised after Craig Bellamy's run.

Burke fired Cardiff in front but Morison chipped in to level again before Alan Dunne was sent off late on.

The clash between promotion hopefuls Cardiff and play-off chasing Millwall was overshadowed by the injury suffered by a Cardiff fan, who fell out of the top tier of the away stand into seats below as the visiting fans celebrated Burke's opener.

The supporter was taken away on a stretcher from the ground to hospital as a round of applause by both sets of supporters rang out. While his injuries are serious, they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Burke, only recalled because of injury to Michael Chopra, had danced around the covering defenders before poking a miss-hit effort through a crowd of bodies and it trickled into the corner of Millwall stopper David Forde's net.

Then as stewards and police assisted the unfortunate Cardiff fan, Millwall equalised from the penalty spot after Gyepes was penalised for bringing down Lisbie.

Trotter stepped up to fire home the penalty, sending keeper Bywater the wrong way to score his eighth goal of the season.

Cardiff and Bellamy, though, were outraged that they were not awarded a penalty moments later when former Cardiff favourite Darren Purse hauled down the Wales striker.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially pointed to the penalty spot but the Cheshire official changed his mind after consulting with fourth official Mark Russell - and instead booked Bellamy for diving.

Cardiff were further angered when an unmarked Lisbie nodded Millwall into the lead as he glanced substitute Bouazza's excellent cross into the net.

The Bluebirds responded well and went agonisingly close to equalising when Whittingham hit the post just before Bellamy headed against the bar

But Dave Jones' side did level when Whittingham fired in his second goal in as many games.

Captain Bellamy was the orchestrator, using all his pace to reach the byline before squaring for the midfielder to convert with an easy finish.

Cardiff players 'sick' after fan fall

Then Scottish winger Burke edged the visitors in front seven minutes later, bundling home after Bellamy's effort was parried by Forde.

But just when the points appeared safe for a Cardiff side desperate for a morale-boosting triumph, Bouazza found Morison in space and he finished from just inside the area to celebrate his 15th goal of the season.

It was another blow for Bluebirds boss Jones, who lost three players to injuries as top-scorer Jay Bothroyd, centre-back Mark Hudson and full-back Paul Quinn all hobbled off as Cardiff failed to win in their fourth successive game - their worst run of the season.

The Bluebirds remain in fourth place in the table but the gap between them and third-placed rivals Swansea City has widened to three points.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Millwall 3-3 Cardiff FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Trotter (pen) 52
  • Lisbie 62
  • Morison 87
  • Burke 49
  • Whittingham 73
  • Burke 80

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 02 Dunne two yellow cards, red card
  • 05 Robinson yellow card (Purse 26)
  • 15 Craig
  • 17 Mkandawire
  • 18 Ward
  • 06 Trotter
  • 14 Henry
  • 29 Townsend yellow card (Bouazza 60)
  • 20 Morison yellow card
  • 22 Lisbie (Harris 78)

Substitutes

  • 23 Mildenhall,
  • 16 Barron,
  • 35 Purse,
  • 08 Bouazza,
  • 28 Rowlands,
  • 30 McQuoid,
  • 09 Harris

Cardiff

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 McNaughton
  • 05 Hudson (Gyepes 42 yellow card)
  • 12 Keinan
  • 14 Quinn yellow card (Blake 72)
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 10 McPhail
  • 11 Burke
  • 20 Olofinjana
  • 09 Bothroyd (Parkin 29)
  • 39 Bellamy yellow card

Substitutes

  • 13 Brown,
  • 03 Naylor,
  • 06 Gyepes,
  • 04 Rae,
  • 23 Blake,
  • 25 Emmanuel-Thomas,
  • 16 Parkin
Ref: TaylorAtt: 15,039
MILLWALL
CARDIFF

Possession

  • Millwall 53%
  • Cardiff 47%

Attempts on target

  • Millwall 6
  • Cardiff 11

Attempts off target

  • Millwall 3
  • Cardiff 7

Corners

  • Millwall 7
  • Cardiff 8

Fouls

  • Millwall 9
  • Cardiff 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+8:25 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+4:37 Foul by Alan Dunne on Craig Bellamy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dekel Keinan.
  • 90:00+4:37 Sent off The referee shows Alan Dunne a red card.
  • 90:00+3:30 Booking The referee shows Alan Dunne a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:13 Stephen McPhail takes a shot. Alan Dunne gets a block in.
  • 90:00+2:51 The assistant referee signals for offside against Neil Harris. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:40 The referee penalises Craig Bellamy for handball. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 90:00+2:25 Steve Morison takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.
  • 90:00+2:02 Neil Harris fouled by Kevin McNaughton, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:50 Steve Morison is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 90:00+0:50 Booking Steve Morison is booked.
  • 89:41 Neil Harris takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
  • 88:58 Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 86:23 Hameur Bouazza provided the assist for the goal.
  • 86:23 GOAL - Steve MorisonMillwall 3 - 3 Cardiff Steve Morison scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 3-3 Cardiff.
  • 85:33 Darcy Blake takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.
  • 84:45 Shot by Peter Whittingham from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 83:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Alan Dunne. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Darren Ward.
  • 81:19 Darren Ward fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 79:43 Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
  • 79:43 GOAL - Chris BurkeMillwall 2 - 3 Cardiff Chris Burke fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-3 Cardiff.
  • 78:00 Substitution (Millwall) makes a substitution, with Neil Harris coming on for Kevin Lisbie.
  • 77:32 Foul by Jon Parkin on Darren Purse, free kick awarded. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:20 Unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Darcy Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Craig.
  • 75:42 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, save by David Forde.
  • 75:20 Kevin Lisbie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
  • 74:16 Hameur Bouazza takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
  • 72:33 The assist for the goal came from Craig Bellamy.
  • 72:33 GOAL - Peter WhittinghamMillwall 2 - 2 Cardiff Goal scored by Peter Whittingham from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Millwall 2-2 Cardiff.
  • 71:43 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the right of the goal.
  • 71:43 Substitution Darcy Blake is brought on as a substitute for Paul Quinn.
  • 70:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hameur Bouazza by Paul Quinn. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:25 Chris Burke fouled by Hameur Bouazza, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:51 Chris Burke has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Clearance by Tony Craig. Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke, Tamika Mkandawire makes a clearance.
  • 66:33 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Craig. David Forde takes the free kick.
  • 65:49 Inswinging corner taken by Hameur Bouazza from the right by-line.
  • 65:05 Peter Whittingham takes a shot.
  • 62:24 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Henry played to the near post, clearance by Jon Parkin.
  • 61:13 Inswinging corner taken by Hameur Bouazza from the right by-line, assist on the goal came from Hameur Bouazza.
  • 61:13 GOAL - Kevin LisbieMillwall 2 - 1 Cardiff Kevin Lisbie finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Millwall 2-1 Cardiff.
  • 59:42 Substitution Andros Townsend leaves the field to be replaced by Hameur Bouazza.
  • 56:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, Alan Dunne manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:20 Booking Craig Bellamy is shown a yellow card.
  • Correction - 51:35 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Gabor Gyepes.
  • Correction - 51:35 GOAL - Liam TrotterMillwall 1 - 1 Cardiff Penalty scored by Liam Trotter. Millwall 1-1 Cardiff.
  • 51:35 Kevin Lisbie fouled by Gabor Gyepes, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 51:35 GOAL - Liam TrotterMillwall 1 - 1 Cardiff Penalty scored by Liam Trotter. Millwall 1-1 Cardiff.
  • 50:24 Booking Gabor Gyepes goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 48:51 GOAL - Chris BurkeMillwall 0 - 1 Cardiff Chris Burke scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-1 Cardiff.
  • 47:53 Unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail by Kevin Lisbie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 45:38 Kevin Lisbie produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+6:33 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+5:57 Andros Townsend gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
  • 45:00+5:57 Booking The referee cautions Andros Townsend for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+4:20 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 45:00+3:12 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
  • 45:00+2:36 The official flags Steve Morison offside. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.
  • 44:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Tony Craig. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 41:24 Andros Townsend challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.
  • 41:24 Substitution Gabor Gyepes replaces Mark Hudson.
  • 38:05 Corner taken by Andros Townsend from the right by-line, save by Stephen Bywater.
  • 37:43 Jon Parkin takes a shot.
  • 36:56 Kevin Lisbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
  • 36:33 Craig Bellamy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 35:22 Foul by Liam Trotter on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 31:02 Corner from the left by-line taken by James Henry, Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:33 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend from the right by-line to the near post, Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:27 Substitution Jon Parkin is brought on as a substitute for Jay Bothroyd.
  • 26:21 Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Fantastic save by David Forde.
  • 24:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy by Paul Robinson. Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:48 Substitution Darren Purse comes on in place of Paul Robinson.
  • 24:48 Booking Caution for Paul Robinson.
  • 23:04 The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Free kick taken by Stephen McPhail.
  • 20:37 Steve Morison takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.
  • 19:34 James Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, Liam Trotter makes a clearance.
  • 18:17 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Tamika Mkandawire manages to make a clearance.
  • 17:43 Chris Burke takes a shot. David Forde makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham to the near post, clearance by Steve Morison.
  • 12:19 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Darren Ward gets a block in.
  • 8:46 Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 5:26 Outswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Liam Trotter.
  • 4:58 Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie. Liam Trotter takes the free kick.
  • 4:21 Long distance effort from James Henry misses to the left of the goal.
  • 3:46 Corner taken right-footed by James Henry to the near post, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
  • 3:02 The referee blows for offside. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.
  • Correction - 0:28 Stephen McPhail challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:28 Andros Townsend fouled by Stephen McPhail, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Craig takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 38 37 76
2 Norwich 38 15 67
3 Swansea 38 17 66
4 Cardiff 38 14 63
5 Leeds 38 9 61
6 Nott'm Forest 38 13 60
7 Reading 37 18 57
8 Burnley 37 7 57
9 Watford 38 14 56
10 Hull 38 4 56
11 Leicester 38 0 55
12 Millwall 38 11 54
13 Portsmouth 38 2 54
14 Bristol City 38 -4 50
15 Ipswich 38 -1 49
16 Barnsley 38 -11 47
17 Derby 38 -5 44
18 Middlesbrough 37 -8 44
19 Doncaster 38 -18 44
20 Coventry 38 -9 42
21 Crystal Palace 38 -22 39
22 Sheff Utd 38 -25 35
23 Scunthorpe 38 -35 34
24 Preston 37 -23 31


see also
Cardiff fan injured in stand fall
20 Mar 11 |  Wales
Heaton fitness boost for Cardiff
01 Apr 11 |  Cardiff


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