The Bluebirds were held to a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough in the first match of a busy February. Will Keane's second half penalty levelled for the Owls on a battle hardened pitch after Kenwyne Jones had nodded Cardiff ahead seven minutes in.
Cardiff City: Moore, Peltier (Connolly), Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Malone, Whittingham, O'Keefe, Gunnarsson, McAleny (Noone), Doyle (Revell), Jones. Subs Not Used: Wilson, Fabio, Adeyemi, Harris.
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Last time out: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Nott'm Forest – Saturday, 7th February 2015, Sky Bet Championship
Brighton & Hove Albion fell to a third successive victory, despite a spirited late fightback. Danny Holla's free-kick was glanced in by Lewis Dunk to put the hosts ahead, before a Danny Collins header went in off the post to level for Forest. Henri Lansbury's low free-kick put the Reds ahead, while Joao Teixeira hit the post for Brighton in the second half. Ben Osborn swept in Forest's third before Albion substitute Beram Kayal's header set up a tense finish.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett, Holla (Kayal), Ince, Calderón (Best), J. Teixeira, March (Lua Lua), O'Grady. Subs Not Used: Hughes, Mackail-Smith, Forster-Caskey, Walton.
LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING
2014/15: Tuesday, 30th September, Championship: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Cardiff City
A determined and spirited Cardiff City came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium. In the 19th minute, Albion deservedly went ahead. Right-back Bruno broke free down the right hand side, connecting with a hopeful cross-field ball in what could be considered a cross-shot fashion. The resulting connection left Marshall helpless. There was little time for the home fans to celebrate, though. City went on the front foot from the kick off, working the ball out to the left hand side after a number of phases. Peter Whittingham met the ball superbly, crossing to the edge of the area for the advancing Kenwyne Jones; from almost 18 yards out, the City striker connected with a superb header, that saw the onrushing David Stockdale blushing having watched his skipper, Dunk, caught napping. While both teams attempted to find a winning goal, it remained level in an interesting encounter.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett, Gardner, Holla, Forster-Caskey, J. Teixeira (McCourt), Mackail-Smith (O'Grady), Lua Lua. Subs Not Used: Ankergren, Hughes, Colunga, Ince, Crofts.
Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Ecuele Manga, S. Morrison, Fabio, Pilkington, Adeyemi (Noone), Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Daehli (R. Morrison), Jones (Macheda). Subs Not Used: Moore, James, Ralls, Maynard.