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MATCH FACTS: CARDIFF VS LEEDS UTD

31 October 2014


Cardiff City vs Leeds United
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Saturday 1st November 2014, 3.00pm KO

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Cardiff City face off against Leeds United in the Welsh Capital this Saturday, looking to bounce back from last Saturday's defeat at Millwall and maintain Russell Slade's 100% win record at Cardiff City Stadium.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY - One Minutes Silence
Saturday's match at Cardiff City Stadium is our last until November 21st. With this in mind, we shall be hosting a one-minute silence before kick-off as a mark of respect for Remembrance Sunday – a day where we honour the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. We are sure you will join us in honouring and remembering the many lives that were lost or immeasurably changed in the line of service. Cardiff City Football Club are proud to hold a minute silence, while next weekend we join the Royal British Legion campaign away at Birmingham City.

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MATCH FACTS
  • Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Leeds in the Welsh Capital, winning six
  • Leeds have not won since Neil Redfearn last took charge
  • The Whites have also only won once on the road in all competitions this season
  • Kenwyne Jones and Souleymane Doukara both have five goals in all competitions
  • Newly appointed City Assistant Manager Scott Young famously scored the winner as the two sides met in the FA Cup back in 2002

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Jason Pearce
Central defensive leader Jason Pearce was made captain earlier this season when Ross McCormack left the club for Fulham. The captaincy was not a new thing for Pearce, who led previous club Portsmouth during his second spell on the South Coast. A tough tackling, Pearce has been a consistent fixture in the ever-changing world at Elland Road this term, making sixteen appearances already.

ONE TO WATCH: Souleymane Doukara
Forward Doukara was signed from President Massimo Cellini's home country Italy originally on a loan deal in August, that was made permanent before the end of the summer transfer window. This has proved to be an astute bit of business for the Elland Road club, with Doukara hitting the back of the net on five occasions from ten games so far. He is likely to play alongside Mirco Antenucci in attack for Leeds at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: WDLWWL

Last time out: Millwall 1-0 Cardiff City - Saturday 25th October 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Danny Shittu scored on his first league start of the season as Millwall won for the first time in nine games. They sealed three points when Shittu rose at the back post to head in Shaun Williams's corner.
It is a first defeat for Russell Slade, who will look to bounce back at home to Leeds on Saturday.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Fabio, Pilkington, Gunnarsson (Ralls), Whittingham, Noone, Macheda (Morrison), Le Fondre (Maynard). Subs Not Used: Moore, Connolly, Daehli, Gabbidon.  

Leeds United: LDDLDL

Last time out: Leeds United 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Saturday 25th October 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Leeds United were beaten at home by high-flying Wolves in the Championship, with Darko Milanic's reign as head coach coming to an end following this defeat. Mirco Antenucci's crisp shot from just inside the box gave Leeds the lead in the first half. Wolves equalised when winger James Henry finished from close range. Both sides pushed for a winner but Leon Clarke came off the bench to slot home from Matt Doherty's pass. Defeat ended Milanic's 32-day reign at Elland Road, with academy director Neil Redfearn taking charge once more.

Leeds United: Silvestri, Berardi, Bellusci, Pearce, Warnock, Cook, Bianchi (Montenegro), Mowatt (Murphy), Oliveira Tavares (Sloth), Morison, Antenucci. Subs Not Used: Byram, Taylor, Tonge, Cooper.



LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2012/13: Saturday 2nd February 2013, Championship: Leeds United 0-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City restored their ten point lead at the top of the nPower Championship with a battling win at Leeds United on Saturday. In an intense and often fraught affair at Elland Road it was City who started the brighter, though Neil Warnock's Whites soon found their stride to make it a more even contest. Craig Bellamy thought he'd given City the lead two minutes before the break, only to see his poached effort ruled offside. But Cardiff were much the better side after the interval and were rewarded in kind just after the hour mark. Fraizer Campbell entered the fray in place of Kim Bo-Kyung and with only his third touch of the game and just two minutes into his debut, connected with a Bellamy goal-bound effort to nick in and score at the near post.

Leeds United: Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Austin, Varney, White, Brown, Barkley, Diouf (Habibou), Byram, McCormack. Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Pearce, Green, Warnock, Tonge, Norris.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Taylor, Hudson, Turner, Connolly, Whittingham, Kim (Campbell), Smith, Gunnarsson, Conway (Helguson), Bellamy. Subs Not Used: Lewis, Noone, Cowie, Mason, McNaughton.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS MATCH. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE BEFORE 9AM ON MATCHDAY INCLUDE A SAVING OF UP TO £5 FOR GENERAL SALE AREAS!


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