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Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Cardiff City

David Marshall
Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall has been called up to the Scotland squad to face Poland and Georgia next month

Cardiff had goalkeeper David Marshall to thank as the managerless club held Brighton to a draw.

Marshall made a string of brilliant second-half saves to earn a point and frustrate Sami Hyypia's side.

Brighton took the lead when right-back Bruno lashed in a volley over the head of Marshall from wide on the right.

But Kenwyne Jones pulled Cardiff level a minute later with a brave header past David Stockdale, and Marshall then kept out Joe Bennett and Lewis Dunk.

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Hyypia on Brighton v Cardiff

Hyypia was happy with his side's best performance of the season but will wonder how they did not pick up a first league win in six.

After Bruno's long-range opener, Jones got the better of Stockdale to force home an instant response for Cardiff, who parted company with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this month.

Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is expected to take over and was in the crowd watching Marshall's second-half show.

First the Scot saved a Kazenga LuaLua shot from the edge of the box which took a deflection, and then he pulled off a superb save to deny a diving header from Bennett and was at his best again to keep out Dunk from a corner.

A ferocious strike from Gary Gardner brought another decent save from the keeper low to his right and Bennett was denied again as the Bluebirds held on.

Cardiff joint caretaker manager Scott Young:

"We see David Marshall do this day in, day out in training.

"He is unbelievable at this level and would be among the top five or six in the top flight.

"It's been a tough week but I'm really pleased with the effort we've put in. We've taken five points out of nine so far and the lads' reaction has been first-class.

"We wanted to make us hard to beat when setting out and we certainly are now."

Brighton boss Sami Hyypia:

"This was our best performance of the season and that is why it is so frustrating.

"The players did a very good job and that is why I'm pleased. I do have a lot of faith in the team and the system; we've worked for three months at it."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 3Greer
  • 5Dunk
  • 30Bennett
  • 19Gardner
  • 22Holla
  • 18Forster-CaskeyBooked at 55mins
  • 17J TeixeiraSubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes
  • 12Mackail-SmithSubstituted forO'Gradyat 58'minutes
  • 25Lua LuaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Hughes
  • 7Colunga
  • 8Crofts
  • 11O'Grady
  • 16Ankergren
  • 20McCourt
  • 24Ince

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Brayford
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 36Morrison
  • 3Fabio
  • 19Pilkington
  • 18AdeyemiSubstituted forNooneat 54'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 7WhittinghamBooked at 81mins
  • 20DaehliBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMorrisonat 65'minutes
  • 9JonesSubstituted forMachedaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Noone
  • 14Macheda
  • 21Ralls
  • 23Maynard
  • 33Moore
  • 38Morrison
  • 44James
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
23,712

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home26
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Cardiff City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Cardiff City 1.

Attempt missed. Danny Holla (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Booking

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Aron Gunnarsson.

Attempt blocked. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paddy McCourt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Fabio (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Macheda (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paddy McCourt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bruno.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jake Forster-Caskey tries a through ball, but Joe Bennett is caught offside.

Booking

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Macheda (Cardiff City).

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Macheda (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Peter Whittingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Federico Macheda replaces Kenwyne Jones.

Attempt missed. Paddy McCourt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Kenwyne Jones.

Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kenwyne Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Paddy McCourt replaces João Teixeira.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Craig Noone.

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City).

Foul by Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Fabio (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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