FT: Cardiff City 3 Fulham 1

90+4
Fulham looking for one last attack, but they are out of time as the referee blows the final whistle.

90+3
Daehli with a terrific run forward, but scuffs his shot as he gets to the area, miles wide of the goal.

90+2
Fulham with possession in the final third.

90+1
Four minutes to be added on at the end of the 90 minutes.

90
Theophile-Catherine comes on to replace Turner, who has picked up a knock. Bellamy was ready to come on, but the injury changed the plan.

89
Mitroglou takes the ball into the box on his chest and takes a shot on goal, but it's rather weak and Marshall gathers easily.

88
Kim makes a good run as Cardiff look to hit on the breakaway, but his shot is scuffed and bobbles on to Stekelenburg.

87
The Cottagers launching to ball towards the box whenever they can, hoping for something to come off.

85
Fulham have been applying some pressure in the last couple of minutes, but with no real effect.

84
Turner makes a good block to deny Fulham again.

83
Sidwell gets clear of the defence after a flick-on from Mitroglou and heads the ball home, but the flag is raised for offside.

82
Fulham building from the back.

80
Medel coming off to be replaced by Wolff Eikrem.

79
Noone cuts the ball out from Hangeland and runs at goal, but his touch takes it away from him and Heitinga clears.

78
Free kick Fulham for a Mutch foul.

77
Mitroglou hits the ball on the volley from the corner, but Marshall does well to get it clear at the last second with a two-handed save.

76
Mitrogliu with a header just wide of the post.

75
Woodrow makes way for Darren Bent.

74
Fulham with possession at the back.

72
Campbell is replaced b y Dhaeli

71
GOAL! Terrfic ball played in by Noone. Mutch gets his head to it and Stekelenburg makes a good close-range stop, but it deflects off Riether's head and into the goal.

70
Woodrow gives away a dangerous free kick for a foul on Kim. Mutch plays it in, but Stekelenburg gathers easily.

68
Wonderful ball into the box to Mitroglou, but the Greek is caught offside.

67
GOAL! The corner is played in to the back post, Caulker heads it down and it bounces over Stekelenburg, who really should have done better.

66
Heitinga gives away a corner. It's taken short to Kim, who is free in the box, but Stekelenburg gets down well to block it away with his feet.

64
Cardiff with the possession.

63
Sidwell gives away a free kick for a foul on Mutch. The ball is played in and Heitinga fails to make a clearance, but Caulker's shot is blocked.

62
Mutch plays the ball into the box from the byline, but Stekelenburg punches clear.

59
GOAL! Karagounis whips the corner into the box, it glances off the head of Heitinga, before Holtby taps it home from close range.

58
Kim runs at the Fulham defence, but the ball is cut out as he looked to dribble into the box.

57
Mitroglou butchers a shot, which goes straight up in the air and into the grasp of Marshall.

55
Kim gets booked for a late sliding challenge on Karagounis.

54
Cardiff have a corner, it's played in but Fulham clear the ball.

53
The ball falls to Kim in the edge of the area, but his shot is blocked by Hangeland.

52
Kacaniklic with a terrific run from deep to the edge of the area, but his shot curls wide of the target.

51
Karagounis' free kick is initially cleared and Mitroglou's follow-up shot is blocked away.

50
Karagounis comes on to replace Dejagah.

50
Fulham with a free kick in a dangerous area after Fabio brings down Kacaniklic.

49
Noone with a brilliant ball in to Jones at the back post, but his header is just wide.

48
Fulham are forced all the way back from the resulting corner.

47
Holtby forces a save from Marshall with a terrific shot from the edge of the area.

46
Mutch with a shot from outside the area, wide of the mark.

Second half
Cardfiff kick off the second half...

Kacaniklic coming on for Riise at half time.

And the goal was the last kick of the half. Neither side really testing the opposition too much, but Cardiff got the breakthrough right on the cusp of half time.

45+1
GOAL! A Noone shot takes a deflection off a Fulham defender and falls to Caulker for an easy tap-in to put his side in the lead.

45
Jones with a cracking curling effort from close range, but Stekelenburg makes a terrific stop to punch it clear. Good ball into the box by Mutch.

44
Fulham patiently working their way forward.

43
Noone floats it into the area, but it's too high for anyone to get to.

42
Holtby gives away a free kick for a clumsy tackle on Kim in a dangerous area.

40
Mitroglou with a header at goal after a lovely cross in by Holtby, it is wide of the mark, though.

39
A scramble in the box after Holtby got through on goal from the throw, but Mitroglou can't get his shot away.

38
Mutch blazes an effort over the bar from outside the area.

37
Heitinga gives away a free kick in the centre circle for a foul on Jones.

36
Holtby plays a wonderful one-two with Riise in the area, but the latter gets the ball stuck under his feet and Cardiff clear the danger.

36
Kim whips the corner in, but Stekelenburg can gather easily.

35
Corner Cardiff as Richardson clears a cross from Mutch.

34
Cardiff now with a free kick as Riether brings down Kim.

33
Woodrow brought down as he was about to be played through by Holtby, but nothing given.

32
Cardiff with possession...

31
Kim with a shot from distance, but it takes a deflection and bobbles into the grasp of Stekelenburg.

30
Richardson plays the ball into the box from deep, but Woodrow can't quite get his head to it and Cardiff can clear.

29
Sidwell cuts the ball out as Kim and Jones looked to play a one-two on the edge of the area.

28
Shouts for handball as Riether's low cross is cleared by Turner, who slipped as he was kicking the ball away.

27
Noone works his way inside, but his shot is well over the cross bar.

26
Jones gets a header on goal from a terrific cross from Mutch, but Stekelenburg does well to get down and make the save.

25
Cardiff with the ball again after Heitinga cuts out an attack from Campbell down the far side.

24
Dejagah with a great chance from a cross, but instead of controlling the ball and taking a shot, it bounces off his head to a Cardiff defender outside the box.

23
Mitroglou gets the ball in the area, but is swarmed by Cardiff defenders, who cut out the danger.

22
Noone with a great run to the edge of the area past several Fulham defenders, but his shot is well wide of the mark in the end

20
Sidwell plays the ball into Mitroglou, but the Greek gives it away to Campbell, who sets off on a quick counter attack. Fulham to well to cut it out and clear the danger.

19
Campbell tries to play the ball through to Jones, but puts a bit too much on the ball and Stekelenburg gathers easily.

18
Cardiff work the ball forward, but give the ball away in the final third as the ball was going to Jones.

17
Mitroglou comes deep to pick up the ball and run at the Cardiff defence, before releasing a low-driven effort on goal. Easy save for Marshall.

16
Campbell with a great effort on goal after a little shimmy just outside the area, forcing a great diving save from Stekelenburg.

15
Fulham have a throw-in, but Cardiff win it back almost immediately.

14
Mitroglou has been a bit isolated in the first quarter of an hour, don't think he's had a touch of the ball yet.

13
Mutch plays the free kick into the box, but it is well over everybody.

12
Sidwell gives away a free kick in a dangerous area for a foul on Kim.

11
Dejagah hits the side-netting after a quickly-taken free kick.

10
...but the move breaks down and Richardson is forced to pass it back to the centre-backs.

9
Fulham win the ball back in midfield and look to hit the hosts on the counter...

8
Cardiff seeing a lot of the ball, Fulham soaking up the pressure at the moment

6
Cardiff starting to pass the ball around nicely now...

5
For those of you who were wondering, Fulham have Riise playing in front of Richardson down the left flank.

4
Riise tries to slide Holtby through on goal but the ball is cut out.

3
Woodrow a bit eager in the opposition box and gives away a free kick for a late challenge on Campbell.

2
Neither side keeping the ball well in the early exchanges here.

1
Hangeland dallies on the ball at the back and Campbell nips in to the steal it, but the Norwegian recovers well and clears the danger

Kick-off
Fulham get us underway for the first half...

Christopher Howells: Feel today could well be a turning point for Cardiff if we come away with the 3 points!

Cardiff are backed at 13/10 to beat Fulham today according to our friends at Sky Bet, with the Cottagers at 2/1 to emerge victorious, while it is 12/5 for the match to end in a draw. Fraizer Campbell is at 11/2 to score first and 9/1 to secure a brace, with Kostas Mitroglou at 5/2 to net in the 90 minutes in his full debut.

Ollie Gill: Good to see Woodrow get a well deserved debut. Predicting a 2-1 Fulham win.

Fulham bench
Kvist, Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Karagounis, Zverotic, Burn, Bent.

Fulham XI
Stekelenburg; Riether, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Holtby, Richardson; Mitroglou, Woodrow.

Cardiff bench
Lewis; Eikrem, Cala, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Zaha, Bellamy.

Cardiff XI
Marshall; John, Caulker, Turner, Fabio; Medel, Kim, Mutch; Noone, Jones, Campbell.

Chris Green: Cardiff to win 3-0, with Campbell netting a hat-trick.

Welcome to Cardiff City Stadium where Cardiff City host Fulham in today's game. Can the Bluebirds snap a three-game losing streak, or will the Cottagers finally win for the first time in nine games? Send your views / predictions for today's game to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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