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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance: 24,263
CardiffCardiffvMillwallMillwall
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  • Gestede, 8
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Match ends, Cardiff City 1, Millwall 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Millwall 0.

90 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

90 mins:Heidar Helguson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Foul by Darius Henderson (Millwall).

86 mins:Mark Hudson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Foul by Shaun Batt (Millwall).

84 mins:Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

80 mins:Heidar Helguson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

79 mins:Hand ball by James Henry (Millwall).

77 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Heidar Helguson replaces Rudy Gestede.

77 mins:Foul by James Henry (Millwall).

77 mins:Craig Conway (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Foul by Shaun Batt (Millwall).

75 mins:Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

73 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Don Cowie replaces Craig Noone.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Hudson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

67 mins:Offside, Cardiff City. Craig Bellamy tries a through ball, but Craig Bellamy is caught offside.

66 mins:Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

66 mins:Rudy Gestede (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Corner, Millwall.

65 mins:Attempt saved. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Shaun Batt.

64 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Batt replaces Dany N'Guessan.

64 mins:Foul by Craig Noone (Cardiff City).

64 mins:James Henry (Millwall) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

61 mins:Foul by Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City).

61 mins:Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

57 mins:Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

56 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

51 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

51 mins:Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

47 mins:Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

46 mins:Attempt blocked. Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bellamy with a cross.

Second Half begins Cardiff City 1, Millwall 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Millwall 0.

45+3 mins:Attempt saved. Danny Shittu (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

45+3 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Jordon Mutch replaces Aron Gunnarsson.

45+2 mins:Corner, Millwall.

44 mins:Foul by Darius Henderson (Millwall).

44 mins:Ben Turner (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Mark Hudson (Cardiff City).

43 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Hudson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

42 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

41 mins:Attempt blocked. Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

41 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

41 mins:Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Attempt blocked. Shane Lowry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38 mins:Craig Conway (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37 mins:Foul by Craig Conway (Cardiff City).

37 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

35 mins:Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Cardiff City) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

34 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31 mins:Offside, Millwall. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

30 mins:Foul by Craig Conway (Cardiff City).

30 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28 mins:Offside, Cardiff City. Rudy Gestede tries a through ball, but Rudy Gestede is caught offside.

27 mins:Corner, Millwall.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

25 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Shane Lowry with a cross.

24 mins:Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a cross.

23 mins:Foul by Ben Turner (Cardiff City).

23 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall).

21 mins:Andrew Taylor (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Scott Malone.

18 mins:Hand ball by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City).

16 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

16 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15 mins:Liam Trotter (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15 mins:Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall).

15 mins:Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8 mins:Goal! Cardiff City 1, Millwall 0. Rudy Gestede (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Noone with a cross.

6 mins:Foul by Craig Conway (Cardiff City).

6 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

4 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance: 24,263
CardiffCardiffvMillwallMillwall
1
  • Gestede, 8
0

match report

Rudy Gestede scored the only goal of the game as league leaders Cardiff made it three in a row against Millwall with a 1-0 win to move five points clear of second placed Hull.

Manager Malky Mackay dropped striker Heidar Helguson in favour of 24-year-old Gestede who partnered Craig Bellamy while Aron Gunnarsson also came into the midfield.

And it was the former Metz forward who was quickest to repay the faith of his manager after just eight minutes when Craig Noone beat Shane Lowry with a mazy run before crossing for the Frenchman who tapped home from six yards.

The visitors' problems worsened 10 minutes later when winger Scott Malone had to be replaced by Liam Feeney with the Bluebirds already in a rampant mood.

Former Aston Villa defender Lowry made amends for his early lapse blocking a Bellamy effort inside the box while goalkeeper David Forde was forced to deal with a flurry of tricky deliveries in quick succession.

But they were showing no lack of firepower themselves following 11-goal Chris Wood's return to parent club West Brom. Lowry delivered for Darius Henderson on 24 minutes whose header drew a fine stop from David Marshall.

Substitute Mutch went close to a second 10 minutes after the restart but Forde produced a flying save to keep out his long range drive.

Dangerous in attack, the hosts looked susceptible at the back and Dany N'Guessan, recalled to the starting XI following the departure of Wood, fired a warning shot into the side netting on the hour mark after a swift counter attack.

Kenny Jackett's side were firmly on top in the second-half and the impressive Marshall was again called into action minutes later this time tipping Henry's free-kick round the post.

His opposite number was keen to prove his worth as the game began to open up in the final 20 minutes and Forde kept them in it with a brilliant parry to deny Noone.

Mackay introduced Helguson in place of Gestede 13 minutes from time as the Bluebirds used all their experience to hold on for a vital three points.

team line-up

1David Marshall
6Ben Turner
3Andrew Taylor
5Mark Hudson
2Kevin McNaughton
17Aron Gunnarsson48
11Craig Conway
16Craig Noone73
7Peter Whittingham
39Craig Bellamy
15Rudy Gestede77

substitutes

20Joe Mason
8Don Cowie73
32Joe Lewis
22Heidar Helguson77
18Jordon Mutch48
12Matthew Connolly
13Kim Bo-Kyung

referee

Mark Halsey

team line-up

1David Forde
28Scott Malone18
25Adam Smith
12Shane Lowry
16Mark Beevers
3Danny Shittu
26Nadjim Abdou
14James Henry
6Liam Trotter
7Darius Henderson
22Dany N'Guessan64

substitutes

4Josh Wright
2Alan Dunne
11Shaun Batt64
33Maik Taylor
15Liam Feeney18
27Karleigh Osborne
21Jack Smith

referee

Mark Halsey

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target55
shots off target48
corners63
tackles won00
offsides21