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  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,724
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Match ends, Cardiff City 0, Ipswich Town 0.

90+3 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

90+2 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

90+2 mins:Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bellamy with a cross.

90+1 mins:Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

90+1 mins:Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Second Half ends, Cardiff City 0, Ipswich Town 0.

90 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra tries a through ball, but Michael Chopra is caught offside.

88 mins:Foul by Joe Mason (Cardiff City).

88 mins:Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Heidar Helguson replaces Craig Conway.

86 mins:Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

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

85 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

84 mins:Attempt blocked. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

84 mins:Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

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

82 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

81 mins:Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Mason tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

80 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Lee Martin.

78 mins:Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

78 mins:Joe Mason (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

76 mins:Foul by Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town).

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

75 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

75 mins:Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

70 mins:Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

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

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

69 mins:Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Turner (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Bellamy with a cross.

68 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Tommy Smith replaces Craig Noone.

68 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

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

65 mins:Foul by Andrew Taylor (Cardiff City).

65 mins:Scott Loach (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy replaces David McGoldrick.

64 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

61 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra replaces Aaron McLean.

61 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin.

59 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

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

58 mins:Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

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

56 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

55 mins:Foul by Aaron McLean (Ipswich Town).

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

55 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Hudson (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

54 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

52 mins:Foul by Matthew Connolly (Cardiff City).

52 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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

47 mins:Foul by Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City).

47 mins:Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Cardiff City. Joe Mason replaces Rudy Gestede.

Second Half begins Cardiff City 0, Ipswich Town 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Cardiff City 0, Ipswich Town 0.

45+1 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

45 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

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

43 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town).

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

42 mins:Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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

40 mins:Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

40 mins:Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Rudy Gestede (Cardiff City).

39 mins:Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Martin.

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

34 mins:Aaron McLean (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

25 mins:Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Guirane N'Daw.

25 mins:Attempt blocked. Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24 mins:Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

24 mins:Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Cardiff City) header from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Andrew Taylor with a cross.

15 mins:Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

14 mins:Hand ball by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

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

6 mins:Foul by Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town).

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

5 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

3 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

2 mins:Corner, Cardiff City.

1 mins:Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,724
CardiffCardiffvIpswichIpswich
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match report

Cardiff missed the chance to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Championship- as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a well organised Ipswich outfit.

The best chance of a forgettable 90 minutes saw Ipswich midfielder Guirane N'Daw's curling effort crash off the post early on and despite their best efforts Cardiff failed to score in a league game for the first time this season.

The leaders came into this match looking for a fifth straight league win but they were uncharacteristically subdued early on, captain Mark Hudson's wayward header from a long throw their only chance of note during the opening 25 minutes.

And they were inches away from falling behind to a spectacular strike from N'Daw in the 15th minute. The midfielder tried his luck with a 20-yard thumping left-foot drive that crashed off the woodwork with David Marshall beaten.

It took until the 27th minute for the Bluebirds to carve out another chance, Craig Conway firing over the bar after Craig Bellamy's pull-back was nudged into his path.

Ipswich on the other hand started brightly as Mick McCarthy's men looked to chalk up their third successive away win and they began to create more openings as the half wore on, Aaron Mclean forcing Hudson into a smart block and Lee Martin firing wide.

At the other end Carlos Edwards was forced to put the ball past his own post after a Craig Noone run and cross had the Ipswich defence worried for the first time. And the former Brighton winger was on the end of Cardiff's next half-chance a minute later when Peter Whittingham, back in the side after injury, played a lovely cross across the box which the sliding Noone just failed to connect with.

And on the stroke of half-time Cardiff had comfortably their best chance of the match so far, Hudson rising to meet Bellamy's ball with a looping header that dropped just past the far post.

With his side's frontline struggling to break down an Ipswich rearguard that has conceded more away goals than any other team in the division, Malky Mackay made a half-time change and replaced Rudy Gestede with Joe Mason, their matchwinner last time out at Birmingham.

It was his fellow forward Bellamy though who had the first chance of the second half. The Welshman's effort was well blocked by Luke Chambers when Noone found him inside the box.

It was McCarthy's turn to swap his strikers on the hour mark with former Bluebird Michael Chopra getting a warm reception as he replaced Mclean. Despite the introduction of fresh legs up front for both sides it was Town right-back Bradley Orr who almost broke the deadlock at the wrong end, heading Aron Gunnarsson's fine cross on to the roof of his own net.

As the half wore on the home side began to up the ante with Whittingham having a free-kick blocked and Gunnarsson heading just over. With eight minutes to go the visitors broke after a mistake by Andrew Taylor but the left-back quickly made amends, his outstretched foot diverting Edwards' shot over the bar.

Despite introducing both Tommy Smith and Heidar Helguson, Mackay's men could not find a way past a stubborn Ipswich side.

team line-up

1David Marshall
5Mark Hudson
6Ben Turner
12Matthew Connolly
3Andrew Taylor
16Craig Noone68
17Aron Gunnarsson
7Peter Whittingham
11Craig Conway86
39Craig Bellamy
15Rudy Gestede46

substitutes

8Don Cowie
22Heidar Helguson86
14Tommy Smith68
2Kevin McNaughton
13Kim Bo-Kyung
32Joe Lewis
20Joe Mason46

referee

Scott Mathieson

team line-up

1Scott Loach
24Bradley Orr
4Luke Chambers
20Tommy Smith
3Aaron Cresswell
11Lee Martin80
8Guirane N'Daw
19Luke Hyam
7Carlos Edwards
16David McGoldrick65
25Aaron McLean61

substitutes

2Elliott Hewitt
6Patrick Kisnorbo
17Andy Drury
12Arran Lee-Barrett
35Frank Nouble80
27Daryl Murphy65
10Michael Chopra61

referee

Scott Mathieson

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target10
shots off target54
corners104
tackles won00
offsides33