League Cup Semi-Final - Cardiff City v Crystal Palace Match of the Day Live


League Cup Semi-Final - Cardiff City v Crystal Palace

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the League Cup semi-final second leg between Championship teams Cardiff City and Crystal Palace. Jonathan Pearce and Martin Keown commentate.


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Good evening. When you have a couple of Championship clubs called

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Cardiff City and Crystal Palace in the Cardiff -- Carling Cup, you

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cannot not Aletta rate. Clash number one was cagey. -- you cannot

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 68 seconds

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Crystal Palace will take a slender one nil lead.

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With the Ossi like in Cardiff, Steve Claridge, Alan Hansen and Lee

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Dixon. Two clubs who have gone through a lot of problems

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financially. Massive reward for one of them? Hit-list to their credit

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they have come through that troubled time. -- it is to their

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credit. A Wembley final against Manchester City or Liverpool is a

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mouth-watering prospect. Also, the feel-good factor if you get to the

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final. It is a miserable. Steve, a regular viewer of Championship

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football. How does the balance lies between these clubs? He is

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difficult simply because of the way the game his plight. Crystal Palace

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are ahead. Naturally they will want to protect what they have. Then a

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come Iraq defensively. -- Ben May come here defensively. I'll be

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interested to see how they said up. Cardiff will pass the ball. They

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will create chances. Difficult to know how this will go. Cardiff have

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massive backing. Quite an atmosphere already. That can

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sometimes work for you. We have all been lucky enough to play in semi-

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finals. It is all about the players. How they settle down, whether

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nerves get the better of them. Do Crystal Palace sit back and soak up

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the pressure up? The managers, before the game, their team talk is

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important. In the first leg Crystal Palace did sit back. Anthony

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Gardner, who is very experienced, had the back four on the halfway

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line. Cardiff are a good footballing side. But Palace are

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ahead. I don't think they will attack Cardiff. I think they will

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sit back. On a day when your former club, Portsmouth, are in trouble,

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it is great to see two former -- to clubs to have been in that position,

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in the semi-final? It is. Cardiff have had some big games and the

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last years. This is the peace and family club. -- descent. They are

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in a good state. It is a good club. It is a good background. They have

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benefited. With all due respect, they will be looking to make

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inroads into the Premiership this year. Malky Mackay has done a great

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job. It was not easy. They lost a lot of players but expectation was

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still high. Here is Malky Mackay. Much of the pre-match hype has been

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about Dougie Freedman's comments. Are you scared stiff? It doesn't

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look like it and there. My team talk was done for me. I preferred

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to keep things in house and don't talk about all the clubs. We are

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planning properly. We had a good result on Saturday. Desperate for

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the game to start. No Mark Hodson tonight? No, he has got a calf

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strain. Anthony Gerrard comes in. Stephen McPhail is in midfield.

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have scored 13 goals in the Carling Cup so far. Confident? It has been

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a good competition. We have had an extra time a couple of times,

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penalty kicks. We beat Blackburn in the last round. There will be

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26,000 in here tonight and it will be rocking. Scored in the last

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minute on Saturday. How important what the crowd be tonight? They

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were great on Saturday. They have been all season. There is a passion

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about them but I just love. Tonight they will be very important. Good

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luck. A little bit of needle between the

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managers. These Scotsmen, single- minded. Winding each other up. To

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wind the opposition up in the semi- final and say they will wipe --

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fall at the final hurdle... The team talk has been done for him.

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don't think they need motivating. They both enjoy each other's

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company. I think it was a little bit tongue-in-cheek what Dougie

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Freedman said. Having it is just a bit of gamesmanship. Have a look at

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the Cardiff team. McPhail is a big plus. Playing and that holding role.

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He makes them tick in midfield. Kenny Miller is the one everybody

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will be looking at. He scores all types of goals. Just having him

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around the penalty area will give them a lot of confidence. He is the

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proven goalscorer. Cardiff needs to score goals and this guy's caused

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them for you. A prolific goalscorer. His all-round game is good as well.

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He is an nice finisher. Good technique. I would not a class him

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as a poacher. He has got a good all-round game as well. And nice

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finisher as opposed to air horrible finisher! -- and Nice finisher.

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It's a big call for the keeper. He made the mistake and the first leg.

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Marshall is the first-choice goalkeeper. Now a word with Dougie

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Freedman. What is the atmosphere 90 minutes

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from Wembley? It is one of Khamis. We are looking forward to it. It

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will be a huge challenge. We have the goal and hopefully we can hold

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on to it. Everybody is fully fit. The sicknesses gone. We are strong

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and focused. Hopefully we will get the result we need. Buggy mack --

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Malky Mackay said you have done his pre-match talk for him? Obviously

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he has picked up some news reporter putting words into my mouth. We can

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only focus on what we can do. We feel that if we're focused on what

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we have got to do, and we're certainly prepared, we can win this

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game. Darren Ambrose was terrific and the first leg. He has been

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terrific the whole year. He is a wonderful guy. Fantastic around the

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changing room. I hope his quality will see Osinde over the line. --

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This is a much less experienced side and Cardiff? Yes. Are some

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players who have been there, seen it and done it. Palace have always

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had a good youth side and they have used it well. Darren Ambrose is a

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key player. Absolute quality on the ball. He has goalscoring ability.

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Ironically, in the first leg the goalkeeper came and collected a

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couple. Then he produced a wonderful ball here. Hit the first

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defender. I love this goal from behind at Old Trafford. What I

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strike. How do you think Crystal Palace will approach this game?

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Will they defend a little bit more? I think it is human nature to come

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away from home and be a little bit cautious. They could be quite

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defensive to begin with. It is a big night for the centre-backs.

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McCarthy and Gardner. Cardiff will create chances. Joe Calzaghe and

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the crowd. No doubt who he will be cheering on. Sometimes games can

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swing to and fro. You get the feeling they will not be a lot in

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this. -- there will not be. The the only way Palace can play is to sit

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back. You have no option away from home. Darren Ambrose is a big

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player. His delivery will be vital. Palace have also got a little bit

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on the break as well. Mark Bright, a former Crystal Palace favourite.

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That's going a bit far, Crystal Palace favourite! 26,000. It is

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going to be jumping. I can hardly hear you. Great atmosphere. It is

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going to be a great night. What an incentive, a Wembley final.

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prize is a big one, a place in the Carling Cup final. The commentators,

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leader of the teams. The Cardiff City Stadium may still feel new,

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but this is a real old-fashioned cup-tie. It is raw and Adjei and

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full of suspense. Dreams will be - and bright futures could be made.

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The first leg so very tight. Crystal Palace have the advantage.

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Only 12 teams have gone out after winning the first leg in the last

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20 years. Only eight clubs in the last 20 years have reached more

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League Cup semi-finals than Crystal Palace. They have lost all three.

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It is Cardiff City's first semi- final since 1966. They have been

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drawn to Wembley like a magnet in recent years. Cardiff beat their

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south London opposition in the Championship earlier this season.

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They have never beaten them in a cup tie. The home side has failed

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to score in four of more than 30 games this season. Palace have kept

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13 clean sheets. Defensively solid with bright young talent, capable

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of getting the Welsh side on the break. -- captain. Cardiff were

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desperately unlucky to lose that first leg. 3500 Crystal Palace

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supporters. They sold out their allocation before a ball was kicked

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in the first leg. Away-goals will count double. Only after extra-time.

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Penalties will be needed if it is as close as the first game. Martin,

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a wonderful atmosphere? It is. My hair's are standing on the back of

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my neck just listening to you. They are not sure one goal will be

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enough for Crystal Palace. Cardiff played some beautiful football in

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the first leg. Can they reproduce when it matters most? A real chance

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to get to Wembley. Whoever produces tonight, it is all there for them.

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The makings of a cracking game. Malky Mackay's team was dealt a

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blow this morning. Mark Hodson withdrawn with a cafe injury.

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Anthony Gerrard takes his place. They are going for a wider approach

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the night. McPhail is prodding to anchor midfield to allow a Don

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Cowie some more room. McPhail and Whittingham played in the FA Cup

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final defeat to Portsmouth. Dougie Freedman arrested this team at the

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weekend. Just the one change from the weekend. Nathanial Clyne

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returns at right back after missing four games. A host of top clubs

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covered him. And Wilfred Zaha, too. The top clubs queueing up for

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Dougie Freedman's youngsters. they produce on the big stage? It

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will be interesting to see who comes forward. Great opportunity. A

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big Mahmood for Crystal Palace. If they were to get to the final, with

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all of the difficulties they have had in recent seasons... Crystal

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Palace will be hoping to catch Cardiff City on the break with the

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pace of Wilfred Zaha, the creativity of Ambrose. I think Alan

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Hansen has called it right. They will be sitting in. It is the only

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way they can play. If they tried to mix it, they will be out past. They

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have to hit them on the break. Use the pace of what that a half. --

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Wilfred Zaha. Just outside Dougie Freedman's offers is a picture of a

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high-flying Eagles with the words underneath, dare to soar. You at

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reduced almost always determines your altitude in life. -- your

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attitude. Will their flight to Wembley tonight? -- were at they

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fly? It is a sell-out. It is as atmospheric and boisterous as the

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first leg. And that is saying something. The Cardiff fans playing

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their part. Peter Whittingham, one of the most creative players in

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this division. Crystal Palace of maerle they have to cut off the

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sauce and supplied to Miller. Peter Whittingham is very much the source.

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He got a cracker against Crystal Palace in the league. That was back

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in November. It will be Cardiff City in their famous blue-and-white

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who get us under way. Kicking from left to right. Away from the

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very good signing. McPhail, the veteran. The first test for the

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Palace defence. Its sales are bought Gardner, who was magnificent

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in the first leg. -- hit sales of all for. Just shows you how

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comfortable they are in possession. Whittingham stroke the ball out

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wide. We will see him on the ball a lot tonight. Just could not get on

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the end of it. Don Cowie another Malky Mackay signing. He scored

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against Huddersfield area and the competition. -- earlier in the

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Palace. He could have gone to Queen's Park Rangers when the club

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was in administration 18 months ago. How far they have come. He chose to

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stay. It is remarkable, the progress Palace have made. Crystal

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Palace defending nervously from a privet -- prodigious talents on

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this conveyor belt, the Crystal Palace youth academy. He has got

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great pace. I think Howard Webb is unhappy with the number of Berlins

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on the pitch. He is checking with the assistant referee on the far

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talent on the break, carry the game, or did they sit back? 13 clean

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sheets in the league this season. They will be forced to sit back,

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the way they have started this game. Cardiff cannot relax for a moment.

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Crystal Palace captain, McCarthy. Very experienced. Played at

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Manchester City as a kid. Liverpool fan. Either Liverpool or Manchester

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referee says goal-kick. A grim shake of the head by an angry

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looking referee. I think he has got it right. He was trying to force

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his way between two players. For me, he just takes a dive. Good decision.

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Why doesn't he produced the yellow card? It was a dive. Clearly. Maybe

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he has given him the benefit of the doubt. With his shooting ability,

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you would expect Ambrose to do better from that sort of range. He

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snatches at it. He was leaning back. I don't think you can believe the

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space he has got. -- he can believe. Darren Ambrose is very aware of the

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talent coming through at Crystal Palace. He and his managers urging

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the youngsters to stay at the south London club for a little while

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longer in their football development. Some have left the

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club a little too early. Victor will see plenty of that as well.

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The wide players for Cardiff, inside. It is a feature of their

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play. They are tracking Craig Noone scored in the first leg, has scored

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against Crystal Palace in the second, within seven minutes.

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the right hand side, put the ball in the box and ask questions of the

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opposition. Gardner was the fall guy in the way. I think he hit it

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in, in the end. He was ready wit in. Despite it was relieved we put in.

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The goalkeeper should have been communicating. He was in an awful

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position to defend it. It has completely changed this Cup tie.

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Hard and low into the middle of Gardner. Own goal. The hero of the

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first leg turns villain in the second. Apart from his goal at

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Selhurst Park, he was magnificent. Tottenham and England defender, it

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has to be said. The Cardiff City Stadium of the modern era has the

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same raucous passion as Ninian Park wanted if you are a Cardiff player.

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Set your stall out, continue with your passing game. You wonder if

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Palace will make some adjustments. Clearly sitting back trying to get

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them on the break. There was talk of them bringing in David Wright,

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the former Crewe Alexandria, Wigan and Ipswich player. But Martin is

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equal scoreline at this stage is there, given that Cardiff had a

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goal ruled out in the first leg at Selhurst Park when there was

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nothing wrong with it. That nearly crept through. Murray was poised

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predatory like. Clyne will surely get a yellow-card. Yes. Missing

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McNaughton who played in the first leg. He got that challenge wrong. A

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good decision by the referee. He cannot have Annie complex. One us

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several players struck down with the virus in the first leg,

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Nathanial Clyne. Only 20, this is Cardiff have a corner. Malky

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Mackay's team on top. Will they choke as they have done at Wembley

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in the recent play-off final, semi- fantastic effort bite Whittingham.

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At first I think he thought he was going to cross but then he thought,

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he tip. A great effort. Great start to the game for Cardiff. The

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manager must be delighted. Speroni really has emerged as a folk hero

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at Crystal Palace, the Argentine. He has been with them for nearly

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 68 seconds

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quarterfinal. Great opportunity for like that between the keepers, it

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is an awful ball to defend. You minutes it goes to penalties. From

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what we have seen it is unlikely to holds and can bring in others. --

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hope he holds. McCarthy. One of the Crystal Palace players who went

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long days without being paid by the club during the administration

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Watford last season. Under Malky Mackay. They are wide player, tuck

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in nicely Conway being one of those. So fluent are they in their

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Palace defenders look hesitant. They do. You wonder if the game is

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getting to them. A bit deep again and they keep testing them. Keep

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putting the ball in and asking questions. Gardner didn't want to

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go anywhere near it, did he. When Dougie Freedman took over, they

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were aun off the bottom of the Championship, threatened by

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relegation and given the club's perilous financial position, would

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they have come back from that? Lenny Lawrence alongside him, once

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a Cardiff City manager. A promotion winning manager. He knows about

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manager. Really highly thought of Whittingham was Howard Web was

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They need to keep it better than that. It is having the confidence

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and being brave enough to play in a game of this size. Free-kick to

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British football from Turkey. He pulled them back. He is certainly

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sharp tonight, isn't he, Howard. Goes off to the European

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Eight home winned out of nine for Cardiff City. They know that Malky

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Mackay was in a Watford team that beat Palace in a play off semifinal

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the other year. That was a poor throw. As a result, Crystal Palace

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have a corner. This maybe their best bet. Their goal in the first

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game came from a set piece. They are strong with Gardner up here.

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Cardiff won't want to give a goal away from a set piece. McCarthy has

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player served under such different managers as Bruce rye yolk, Dougie

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Freedman, he served under managers like Don Howe when he was a boy,

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and Harry Bassett as well. He looks alive on that touchline, giving

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instructions to his team. He will game. Upwardly mobile. Both had

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long successful playing careers at might be a stadium record here.

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Just over 26 800. They play Rugby Union here as well. Cardiff Blues

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were here just the other day. The pitch is fantastic though. It is

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but the game seems to have gone scrappy. I think Cardiff clearly

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want to score more goals and they need to start passing the ball.

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Crystal Palace enjoy it when the game goes scrappy. Set pieces going

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out for throw ins. They can't get any play in the game. What is for

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certain there will be a team from outside the Premier League in the

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final of this competition for the first time since Birmingham in 2001.

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This will be a throw infrom the Icelander, Aron Gunnarsson. He has

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 68 seconds

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the Big Ben Turner at the near post. surprise Crystal Palace. I think

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they felt they would need to score tonight, Martin, so their game plan

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remains the same. Exactly. It is just getting the momentum, once you

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get the momentum, you score that one, Cardiff want to build on that.

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The game has gone a bit dead for long way out from there. Miller

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doing well to get anything on that, interested many Whittingham in the

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summer. -- interested in last season Cardiff. They fell in

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the play off semifinal. It seems to me there is more of a work ethic

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about them this season. They had the stars last season, Craig

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Bellamy, it is a hard-working side to the game to, the team now.

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lost so many players in Bellamy and Bothroyd and Chopra, but it is the

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way they pass the ball. Even Whittingham has been given a

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slightly different role. But he demonstrates, Malky Mackay has this

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group of player, he has moulded them with a group of players he has

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got on free transfers. He has been very astute. They are flying high

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in the Championship and playing lovely football. Peter Whittingham

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was the target of a bid from West like the look of. He just gets

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stamped on. He is a real quality player. Coming from Coventry on a

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free transfer in the summer. Really after spending three years after

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Coventry. Has five goals this season but will leave this I would

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Speroni and Crystal Palace and the tour man wall will think this will

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be from Whittingham. It is. Ambrose ball went in. He had to go for it

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because there is a player coming in behind him. Should the keeper have

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been more commune kative? Well it quarterfinal against Manchester

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United. Signed from Brighton in the summer, much to the consternation

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of Crystal Palace's Dudley rivals. lower division clubs for a long

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while. Stockport and Rochdale, before making the headlines with

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Palace when they get the ball. but there is good work going on as

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well. They are identifying where the danger is early, really putting

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two. When the first leg was played you might have thought the loeing

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cup was the bigger priority for them. Now they are attacking the

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season on two fronts. Carling Cup in the middle there. Yes, there so

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much freedom gun u I Gunnarsson is the player that end up in the box.

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It gives Taylor space for him to break forward an put the cross in.

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It is great the way the team works. There is Taylor putting the cross

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in. Gunnarsson is the midfield player getting on the end of it. It

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shows how flexible they are. They work this system fantastically well.

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Chris Cole man sitting there next to the Olympic manager and England

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ganged into action for Kris Corus adds a centre forward in a previous

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League Cup semifinal against and drum up cash from the owners.

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The man on the left hand side is down. It is interesting. Howard

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Webb was saying play on. I'm mot sure if he has given a free-kick

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for it. Very strange. Certainly a big challenge, isn't it.

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strapping centre half isn't he. Also came from Coventry in the

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summer, Ben Turner. He wins, I think it is a good challenge. I am

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not seeing a lot wrong with that. He was in the Coventry side that

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beat Manchester United back in 2007, I think it was. Big six foot three,

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14 stone centre back. He has Welsh grandparents. Chris Coleman is

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watching on. Eligible to play for Wales at senior level. Ambrose into

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the box. It may have deflect, it is a goal kick. Maybe that is a relief

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for Howard Webb there, because the score from this, in the end it

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ricochets off him and he is not able do anything with it, but I'm

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not sure that was a free-kick. That debate will run about whether it is

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single footed or double challenge. I think Howard Webb has gone with

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the reaction of the player on the floor. I think he has waved play on.

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It is a big debate. We don't want to see the challenge or tackles

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going out. It is part of the game. McCarthy beaten in the air by

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Palace who at the moment lack a bit of composure. It's a policy of

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Cardiff for Blake to put the ball into the box. Crystal Palace have

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had seven away wins in 16 games in all competitions. Beaten in six cup

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ties against Cardiff. Great has won a free-kick. The Cardiff

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isn't he. He runs at people. It is a great spectacle to see him

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running at people and I think Howard Webb has got that right.

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They work as a team, they don't leave him to the full back. They

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rate Zaha very highly at Crystal Palace. They rate Scannell higher,

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and a player who is out tonight, Johnny William, probably the best

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of the bunch, he is out with a broken leg. He is a real talent.

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Dikgacoi runs over it. It will be Ambrose with that flat delivery

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that. He has time and space. It was a bit of an appeal from the Palace

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fans as that ball went in for... I would imagine pushing McCarthy

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incident you see Blake on one side crossing it, but Taylor on the

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other, desperate to get forward. This a penalty? Shirt pulling at

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far post. Definite shirt pulling. That is ridiculous for a player to

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do that. Gunnarsson, it is. There is no need. For me the keeper

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should be catching that. That is a legacy of the goal conceded in the

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first game. Gunnarsson on Martin I should have had a penalty there.

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Cardiff, still at -- adamant they should have had a goal in the first

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leg that was cruelly ruled out. Swins and round abouts for the

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players leaving clubs too early. Should they stay until they have

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150 odd games or should they take the chance. It is difficult, but

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you want them to have that extra education, because they go big club,

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are they going to play straight away any way? So you want to be

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getting, the opportunities to play first team football and they are

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was gone. The next stage is to find a team-mate. That is what he has to

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stopped passing the ball well, Crystal Palace are getting a bit of

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momentum now. A few nerves creeping yellow card. He is like an'll down

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this side. He is wriggling past opponents, he goes inside and down

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the line. He buys a free-kick and there can be no complaints there

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from Blake. He made a meal of it. He has won the free-kick with

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clever footwork. Blake is on a knife edge now. So Zaha on the left

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hand side at Selhurst Park looked special. There is more opportunity

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for him on the left hand side. We expect a decent ball in here.

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Ambrose with the free-kick. Mile Jednak got the touch on in the

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first leg. Ambrose with a free-kick. A misplaced header by Parr. Miller

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side. And wide. Well, well, well. What a break that is. Fantastic

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effort, but Gunnarsson breaking down that left hand side, here he

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is Gunnarsson, just about stays on side. It is a great run, he is

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running off the ball, it was first class, he has to take it early with

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the keeper coming out. He has gone agonisingly past the post. So unUK

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-- unlucky there. On such moments games can turn. And teams can be

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broken. It is another reminder for Palace, if you are going to push on

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about five minutes in the first half. Speroni very much the busier

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referee said he handled it because have said that Cardiff would be

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scared stiff of this match. He said but fairly. Howard Webb could not

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be closer. I hope he has got this one right. It looked like a heavy

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challenge. The Cardiff players and fans suggesting he went down too

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easily. Only 19 years of age. Started the season scoring goals.

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He has only got one and the last three months. He has got a couple

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lent him off the ball. For me, that is a free kick. Dougie Freedman

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having a word with the 4th official. What part of the ball did he play?

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Exactly. He has been pushed over. I'm not sure why he is holding his

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leg. It was definitely a file. It is worrying that Howard Webb is so

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a penalty earlier for Gunnarsson's shirt-pulling. That will be debated

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at half-time. Three minutes of stoppage time. Cardiff have not

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passed the ball well and the last 10 minutes. They have let Palace

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the scores are level after extra time. Zaha is getting a lot of

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stick. The crowd identified that he is a real threat. If Palace can get

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him on the ball, he is dangerous. This is a file. Anyone else on the

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pitch it is a foul. So it has to be apparently. You run the risk as

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soon as he pulled somebody's Sheard. He was very lucky. -- as soon as

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you pull somebody's shirt. Gardeners goal in the first leg,

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his goal separate the teams in the Miller again for Cardiff. Superb

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turn. He hit it with his weaker foot. The quality finish. It

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deserved better. Three goals in his last five games. 10 this season for

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Palace. Cardiff go in leading. do. I thought they have been much

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the better side. It is very finely poised for the second half. Anthony

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Gardner with the home goal. Miller could have doubled, perhaps trebled

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Yes, we have the perfectly balanced Cup tie. All to play for. It was

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very good. I really enjoyed it. Cardiff were the better side. They

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passed and moved it. They did not create that many chances but there

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were on top. The one thing Palace have got in abundance is spirit.

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They came back into it. But Miller could have finished it. We talked

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before the game if Crystal Palace would be cagey. The tide has

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changed with an early goal? Absolutely. I don't think Crystal

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Palace could stay with Cardiff. But they stayed in the game, thankfully.

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They came into it. Now we have got an evenly poised game. It could

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have been disastrous for Palace after that start. Using the goal

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that early on -- losing. Cardiff put them under serious pressure.

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They got back into the game. I think Palace have done well to keep

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themselves in the game. All the football has been played by Cardiff.

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flat back four. You have to get closer. From this angle Anthony

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Gardner get himself in a bad position. We have said many times,

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it is the prerogative of the centre half to come cross. He has got to

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come across a cross earlier. -- to come across early. It is so

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difficult to clear the ball when you're facing the dole. The fact he

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does not come and early to cover his full-back, putting in a

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difficult position. Cardiff have taught their wide men in. They have

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got in behind the full-backs. A centre half does not want to come

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at that position. He is leaving the middle. As soon as it goes past him

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on that side, you as a centre-back have got to go with him. He should

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go with them. Initially, that is your danger. George Graham always

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used to say, tie yourselves together with a piece of rope.

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strictly legal! That is what we had We digress. Should Crystal Palace

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shoving, referees are unlikely to give a penalty. They will give a

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penalty if they see as shirt being pulled like that. I'm surprised he

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did not give that. The linesman had a decent view. That was when Palace

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were just getting back into it. They look most likely from free

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kicks. Kenny Miller had a two chances. One good chance, the other

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a terrific effort? Yes. This was a great break. Palace pushing forward.

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Gunnarsson cut inside. He is a past master at that, timing his run. He

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should have gone round the keeper. The keeper looks as if he is going

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to come all the way. Then he just stops. This was fantastic. The

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touch, the swivel, the technique. He is a clean finish it. It is a

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difficult technique. If either of those goals in, effectively it

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would have been over. Still wide An underdog has a real chance of

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lifting this trophy. Here is a hit parade of unlikely League Cup

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A lot of underdogs. Painful watching that. That one in 1988,

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was cup-tied. Nigel had a penalty with a couple of minutes left. I

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was getting ready to go down. And we lost. You cannot really include

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Leicester City as an underdog because they have won it three

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times. You had a winner? Yes. Middlesbrough. Our editor is a

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Middlesbrough fan. He is currently crying in my year! -- here. We have

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got a genuine collector's item now. The winning goal in this

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competition from Alan Hansen, would scored a goal in a major cup final?

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You can see highlights of the other semi-final tomorrow night. The new

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Wales manager, Chris Coleman, is here.

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Chris, great to see you. As a former Palace player but now

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Cardiff -- Wales manager, divided loyalties? Not at all. I would like

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to seek Cardiff win the match. I think the away goal could come. Cup

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-- Palace can play better. If Cardiff keep the tempo of up, they

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will squeeze through. His Palace's best chance of getting back into

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the game through Zaha? He is lively. They have to keep their eye on him.

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When Palace break, they break quickly with numbers. They defend

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with numbers. Keep their eyes on Zaha. Congratulations on your

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appointment. Difficult given the circumstances. Have you had a

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chance to talk to the players? have talked with probably 95% of

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the players, quick courtesy call. I have not managed to speak to all of

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my staff. Raymond is a wave. I think he is back early next week.

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We will sit down and have a chat. Excited? Very excited. Looking

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forward to it. Who is off your money on in the second half?

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Cardiff have got to be careful. They have had a couple of good

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chances. They have to be careful on the counter-attack. I wish you the

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best, Chris. Thanks, Jason. A good appointment? I think he is a good

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football man. Difficult job. Where they were before Gary Speed took

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over and where they are now, expectation is high. I know he was

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desperate for the job before Carrie got it. I think he is very much

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looking forward to the talent. -- Gary. I think he has dealt with it

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very well this week, with dignity. He has come a cross really well.

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Looking back to this game, one of the threat has been Wilfred Zaha. -

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- threat. We were talking about him - threat. We were talking about him

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before the game. He has got tremendous pace and trickery. He

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was excellent against Manchester United in the quarter-final. He has

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obviously got a couple of tricks. Yes, if you give him time, he will

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cause you problems. He has been their best player. A bit to learn

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yet. The thing is with them, he can go both ways. A predominantly wants

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to cut on his right foot. somebody explain why that was not

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asphalt. --? -- a foul. This is it. How would wed never give that. --

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Howard Webb. What do you think the managers now will be saying?

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think Malky Mackay will be saying, play the way you did at the first

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half and you will win. Yes, I cannot see anything other than

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Malky Mackay been pleased. If Cardiff keep playing the way there,

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they are the most likely. I'm going to ask you for your predictions.

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Having watched that, I am not sure where Palace are going to get a

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goal from. Cardiff looked like the more likely to score. Cardiff.

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on the evidence of what we have just seen, Cardiff. If Alan Shearer

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was here, he would definitely go Crystal Palace because everybody

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else has gone Cardiff. But you always go for the favourites.

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two side coming out for the second half. A terrific atmosphere. It is

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sure to get even louder as we progress. All to play for as we

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joined Martin Keown and Jonathan Pearce. -- joined.

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Those hopeful Crystal Palace fans know that with Cardiff leading,

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they are still in the tie. 1-1 on aggregate. If it stays like this

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after extra-time, we had two penalties. Away-goals only count

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double after extra time. As the boys were saying, who has looked

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likely to score the goals for Crystal Palace? They have not had a

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shot on target. No changes to either side. Crystal Palace will

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kick from left to right. They have options on the bench. Calvin Andrew,

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Germaine Hyster, Sean Scannell. -- stop the supply of Whittingham to

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Miller. The two of them destroyed Palace in the League earlier this

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for Martin. It was almost as if Clyne was afraid to go forward in

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the first half. He raided dangerously their? Yes. That gives

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you some idea of the half-time team talk. That was a free header from

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McCarthy. He gets too much on the header. It was great movement. He

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stepped away from the defender. A great ball in again. Look at the

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space McCartney has got. He really should have been doing better.

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completely lost his man, Paddy McCarthy, the Crystal Palace

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Palace bench, was the Cardiff manager for three years. He won the

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Division Two final to take them youth academy. He is a nice player.

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Always willing to play. Good footballing team, Cardiff City. Big

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match for them a week from now against Southampton. They only sit

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one point above them in the Championship table. You see the

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movement of Miller, first class running of the ball. -- off the

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last summer. His 10th month of football because of the Norwegian

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very quickly taken free kick. It came to nothing. You get the

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feeling that Palace are sharper and brighter in their movements. They

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have definitely come ad in the second have to play their cup game.

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They knew Cardiff would come at striker of the ball. It is a long

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way out. Do not discount him. He can really hit the ball. Milliken

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ferry Central. -- Kenny Miller came very central. That was goal of the

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season if he could have scored from there. A much different semi-final

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experienced to the last time in second half for Crystal Palace,

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to get the shot away. He did the first part right. He struck it will

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fully over the bar. -- awfully. He they need to score in the next ten

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or 15 minutes. Cardiff gets lots of chances and not putting them away.

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To leave that door open for Palace. Crystal Palace only other major

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final, the FA Cup Final of 1991 when they were beaten in a replay

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by Manchester United, after a thrilling 3-3 draw. Ooh, there is a

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bit of hesitation there, Gerrard and Heaton. He seems to be a bit

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in for the home team. He is gambling a bit on the keeper coming

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in. It creates that tension, the nerves are creeping in. Made an

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error in the first game for the league level. He made an error at

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the weekend in a fixture with between the second half and the

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first for calf di, they haven't got the ball to Cowie, who looks

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slippery in the first half, but hasn't seen any of the ball

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full backs for Palace are doing A vital tep minutes or so. Dikgacoi

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Yellow card offence. Well you can see Miller again, as this movement

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causes real problems for the defender. He is all over him.

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McCarthy played it forward and for the moment he stood out to go

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forward. Miller sensed he meeting get a chance to get behind. He is

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slipping all over you, he is threatening the back of you. It is

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a real headache for Crystal Palace. Surely not the time for Crystal

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here. The team that was slipping perhaps of of existence.

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Whittingham with a free-kick. Splendid goalkeeping. Well it is,

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isn't it. Spirspi, he is top, he is plucking it out of the top corner.

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Whittingham, that is a fantastic strike. Brilliant left foot he has

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this young man and and the keeper matches it. He has been doing that

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game in, game out for the last few McPhail after the ball had gone. He

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has gone down holding his left knee. Picked himself up very quickly.

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Didn't make a meal of it. Just got on with it. That's why we have the

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free-kick against Crystal Palace back in November. Jednak up to

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Murray. This is what the game plan was, to play off mur wri a quick

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counter. 6 -- Murray with a quick very difficult to call this game at

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the moment. Because Palace have seemed to step it up. That is a

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very important challenge there from the young full back Blake. What a

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good tackle. So often youngsters are told not to go to ground mar

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tirpbgs but sometimes you have to time it well, and that was a

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perfectly executed slide tackle. wanted it that bit more than the

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front player. Forward by Clyne and Crystal Palace. 1-1 on aggregate.

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their work could be undone. Well it can be, and that is why this game

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is on such a knife edge. So difficult to call, really. I think

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the improvement has been as much about their tempo and emphasis.

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They are having a go instead of waiting for Cardiff to play their

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football. They still have Scannell to bring on perhaps. They got in

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behind. Off the line by McCarthy. To deny Gerrard. McPhail back in

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the middle. Parr miscued the header but Dikgacoi doesn't, and Cardiff

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could sense Wembley Stadium was just over the horizon. Look at this

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from for the ball from Whittingham. Gerrard pops it there and it is

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there for the taking. Put me in the back of the net. But there isn't a

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Cardiff player making that run. If you look at Milner the middle, he

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should be getting across the defenders. Great bit of

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improvisation from Whittingham. fouled his man, he is already on a

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yellow. I am not sure that is a free-kick to be fair. I think maybe

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there is a dive taken there by the Cardiff player. Look at it here. He

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is trying to buy time for his team. Yonk I don't know, for me that is

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not a free-kick. From Howard Webb's position you could see why he think

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Ne needs to be careful acting like that. I think the referee has the

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right decision. He needs to calm down Wilfred Zaha. It is Blake

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again who is getting stuck in. And Gunnarsson, I think he catches

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Gunnarsson on the way through. You going forward. The keeper made a

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hung on in there. When they go back to the keeper they are not geared

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up for their long ball to Miller. They need to play their football

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another pass in there Jonathan, he is shooting from all sorts of

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distance there. Zaha winning it back for him, shows he is prepared

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to fighter forhis team. But for me he is too far out. Crystal Palace

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in their sixth major knock out semifinal in 22 year, that is not

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counting play-offs. Whittingham, such a talented player. Every time

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you look at it it gets better. He is like a machine, the quality he

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Mackay, certainly playing in that central role. You can see the

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atmosphere in both these game, in stark contrast to the Manchester

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City-Liverpool affair, which didn't Murray. He has kept Cardiff inside

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this second half. He certainly has. Just not giving them any time at

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the back, Cardiff to play their on the counter. Gerrard kept his

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eyes on the ball and stole it away. First class. Didn't panic, he

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waited for his moment and he pinched it. Eight months ago,

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heartache here where they were beaten by redding in the semifinal

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play-offs, and now, they are edging towards Wembley. It is still level

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on aggregate. Both managers mood tonight. He hits the ball so

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well. He really is their best friend at the moment. They are not

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getting much movement in the box. He is flashed across the goal.

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Speroni just, he wasn't expecting that, was he. He knows if Cardiff

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don't work this season, there will beat Liverpool in this competition

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in 2005-2006. Reached round four. That is the furrest he has been

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before this season. Four times in a row he won Palace's Player of the

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It was missing at the start of the second half. It seems the game is

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allowing us to take a preether at the moment. He couldn't really call

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it. The crowd are sensing they need to turn up the volume. You wonder

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if the Cardiff players retired. Most of the Palace players didn't

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play at the weekend. I wonder what effect that will happen? Malky

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Mackay consulting with his assistant on the bench.. What a

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goal by Miller! And a similar effort in the first leg from an

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overhead that flew wide. It is that long throw in again, it is a

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nightmare to defend. It is an impossible angle. They should be

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doing better with that. There were enough yellow shirts in there.

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should be depending better, certain wonder if it is time for a

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substitute. That is what the managers get paid for. He is nicely

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poised at the moment. Cardiff have been nullified by Palace. Zaha has

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come into a central position. The referee was well placed, and a

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free-kick. Think he may well put the youngster -- book the

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youngsters in a minute. Once, twice he said, no more. I think that is

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good refereeing. He is a young man learning the game. I don't think

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there is any malice in that. referee makes the right decision

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for me. Made his debut aged 17, for Cardiff again. Peter

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Whittingham seems to find space effortlessly. It is that left foot.

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He pops it round, fantastically well. He is their main man now, he

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is thriving on it. He has been in the way they play. Miller on iz

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ownful you wonder whether they need another striker. I am certain if

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they were to go a goal down in this game, they would tackle more, they

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don't seem to know whether to go for it or to wait for that moment.

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They do have Earnshaw on the bench. Cardiff's great goalscorer, from

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Cardiff are looking fresh. Given that nine of their players played

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at the weekend and none of the Palace players did that is

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surprising. They turn the volume up a bit. Conway going at his man.

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Whittingham is playing well. The full backs are trying to get

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forward that. A problem with Zaha. I think they have to think about

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winning this match. Crystal Palace want to send zadge on. They will

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have to wait until the free-kick is way he takes charge, that is my

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ball. He is positive. He wants to get forward. He rolls it across,

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and looking for Gerrard to keep that down from there. Crystal

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Palace are making that substitution. Scannell has come on. Martin has

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been quiet for ten minutes or so. Here is Scannell. His first

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contribution. Still carries intowards Zaha. The two youngsters

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combine and it was Palace's first big chance of the game. It could

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have been the chance that took them to Wembley. Scannell there going

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straight to the heart of that defence. Zaha really, once he gets

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into that position, he has to do better than this. He simply ran at

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him. He has come on to his left foot. It is an awful finish. I

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think he is appealing he was fouled. He should be doing bet ever than

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that. I know in training they work hard on keeping your eyes glued to

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the ball. Keep your composure but he didn't there. He. He is still a

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threat. If he gets it right, you have to feel it is going to come

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from him if Palace are to go The pace, it needs a bit more

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Well, it is a second yellow. And for that, he is dismissed. And with

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that, could this semifinal turn away from Dougie Freedman's side

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once and for all. Howard Webb is quick to make this decision. He is

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a long way from the incident, I have to say. McCarthy there he

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knows he is booked. If he has fouled the player, it is a stupid

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challenge to be making at this stage of the game. We will see it

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on the replay, but Miller is a clever wily old fox. Maybe he just

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pulled a free-kick. He has gone through him. He has gone through

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the back of it. What is he doing there? He needs to be patient. Just

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stand on your feet. Miller can't believe it. He has been challenged

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there. Whole hearted Paddy mng car thi. It was his goal-line clearance

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that scent the scar. It was rash. He made contact from behind. 22

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minutes after he picked up the sacrifice a forward player. Ambrose

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is going off in the middle. It is Paul McShane who will come on.

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is a big call. That their quality from set piece, he is a big role in

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the team. It could go to penalties this one. Exactly. Not sure he has

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thought about that one. Unless Ambrose has an injury or a knock.

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It is a bold move to tick him off. With Shane in to fill the gap after

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the sending off. Missededed four month of the season with a calf

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strain, he needs to get Fi fit for Ireland health heading to the

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European Championship finals. -- Ireland heading to the European

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card. Palace have to stay compact an hope they can do something on

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the break. From Cardiff's point of view, with Blake going off,

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surprise there. He is on a yellow card, they may have thought with

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the pace of Zaha and Scannell against him, they can bring on at

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this stage the veteran McNaughton who played in the FA Cup Final for

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them against form. He had a fine game Blake. McNaughton coming on,

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we know is an excellent player. is a good brain on the pitch and

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they need to use that extra player. Ten minutes to go. Gunnarsson with

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Taylor getting down the left hand side this time. I would like to see

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them take the ball on further. It is a difficult cross to get on the

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end of. Really cracking atmosphere. It means so much to the two sides,

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who know such financial peril. Cardiff have survived winding up

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orders and Palace administration. Can a team from outside the Premier

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League win this competition for the first time since Sheffield

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Wednesday in 1991 and Cardiff still have Robert Earnshaw to send on.

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Club record scorer for a single league season, 31 he stored back in

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2002/2003. What a story it would be As Glenn Murray bit-parts, Jermaine

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Easter comes on for Crystal Palace. Cardiff born. He had a brief spell

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with Swansea. He will certainly have a point to prove. McPhail has

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done such a good job for his manager today. Phil then up the

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gaps. He is replaced by Filip Kiss, the Slovakian on a 21 captain. No

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wonder he has patted him on the They are not making that player

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count at the moment. You wonder if they made just put an extra striker

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on. -- if they might just put an extra striker on. Miller was

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offside. The flag was raised early. He is always looking. On the

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shoulder of the last defender. His movement is excellent. He tried to

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get back on. That was very close. Excellent movement. Such an

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intelligent mover. The fact he was coming back initially might well

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The game has come up to early for Dean Moxey, who was on his way back

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touchline. I think he realises now the game is in his hands in a

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little bit. He has got the extra player. He asked to manage this

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team tactically to win the match. - - he has to manage this team. You

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would hardly notice Palace were ability by Scannell. We were right

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on top of that and it almost looks as if he simply falls over. Maybe I

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am doing him a disservice. Crystal Palace scoring legend, Dougie

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Freedman. 10 years a player, 108 90 minutes. Extra time beckons. If

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Crystal Palace score, Cardiff would got back. Fantastic defended. We

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talked about him a lot in the other opposition box. You think Cowie had

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Fantastic defending by MacShane. It is all hands on deck here at times.

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He was persistent. He gets away from the defender. Look at that for

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defending from MacShane. Goalscoring ability well known in

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Scotland. Two goals in the Scottish goalkeeping. Taylor again getting

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down the left-hand side. Testing that defence. Now they can go

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forward with freedom. They are against ten men. Suddenly they look

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better. Can Cardiff prevent extra time? Will Crystal Palace be

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physically the stronger team in extra time, having rested so many

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players at the weekend? Scannell who has the momentum? Of course it

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is Cardiff. But Palace are working so hard. All credit to them.

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Scannell looks a threat going forward. You still feel that they

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can carry the game to Cardiff when they get the opportunity. Here

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substitute brought on to augment the strike force. 1 a half minutes

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it a memorable occasion. Such a dream to reach Wembley. It means so

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much to supporters who suffered It is just that final delivery. He

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just needs a bit more appreciation McNaughton. Crystal Palace hanging

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in there. Down to ten men. 1-0 on the night. It is 1-1 on aggregate.

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That is why we head for the extra half hour.

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We have another half-an-hour to play at least. Always the

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possibility still remains of penalties. The two teams tied. Away

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goals count at the end of extra time. Should they both scored twice,

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that would become significant. At the moment that is not the case.

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Both teams gathered around their managers. It is a really tough one

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to read. Cardiff with the extra man, you would fancy? Absolutely.

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Cardiff, the better team on the night. In the second path they were

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disappointing. They played better in the first half. After 90 minutes

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you have got to give Crystal Palace a lot of credit. Many teams would

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have been dead and buried. The one thing they have got in abundance is

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hard. They are down to ten men. They are against the. Still all to

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play for. Tremendous heart. hasn't massively affected the game.

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It was almost a case of people starting to think they had

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something to lose. Suddenly it was a cautious approach. The Tambal has

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gone out of the game. We have got an even game even though Palace are

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down to ten men. Heroes can be made, villains can be found. Palace did

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not play at the weekend. They should be fresher. But they are a

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man down. I cannot see Palace getting into it from a goalscoring

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pointed year. They need a goal, of Bisley. It is how they are going to

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get into the opposition area. They do not want to make a mistake in

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extra-time. Palace have made Cardiff cross. They have not let

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them get in behind them. They have defended well. We have had only one

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goalscorer in three years of football. He has scored at both

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ends. -- three hours of football. think his second header today was

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better. He got himself in a bad position. It was only going in one

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place. That is the ball that defenders do not like. They have to

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deal with it because if they leave it it is going to be a goal. Palace

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looked more likely from set plays than Cardiff. The Crystal Palace

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fans clearly still believe, as do those of Cardiff City. The players

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have emerged from their team talks. Walking back to their positions.

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Howard Webb has gathered the captains to spend the kind. Let's

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rejoin Martin and Jonathan. They are deciding which end the

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penalties will be taking should it all -- go Epalle bees. The only way

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it can go two penalties, is it it stays like this. Away goals count

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double at the end of this half-hour right. Penalties, I am told, will

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be taken in front of the Crystal Palace supporters. That is a way to

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your left hand side. -- away. The Cardiff announcer calls for even

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more support. The Crystal Palace captain for extra time, Nathanial

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Clyne, aged 20. That speaks volumes about the way they develop young

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talent at Selhurst Park. They have had to. They haven't got the money

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to do anything else. Great spirit at that club. Great spirit always

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engendered by a any club managed by Malky Mackay. Two teams who have

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on. He links very well with his in the victory at Old Trafford.

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Still in the team because of the played at the weekend. Henri Paul

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MacShane featured for Crystal Palace at Blackpool. -- Armley.

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wonder how significant that would be. Personally I preferred to keep

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playing games. They raised a lot of pressure when you're only going

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after one competition. -- there is a lot of pressure. To home defeat

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at home for champion -- first Southampton has brought Cardiff

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closer to them in the Championship. -- two home defeat for Cardiff --

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taking a breather. Is this the calm down to ten men following the

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sending-off of Patrick Harvie for a losing -- using the ball incredibly

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in that box. It has taken an age for the ball to eventually fall to

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a Cardiff player to take the strike. You wonder if they're ever going to

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score a goal. Kiss was at the end of this. He laid it off. Should be

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keeping that down. Don Cowie would be shot over. Desperate defending

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by Crystal Palace. Really putting Gardner's own goal separates the

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sides. His's Postic was heavy. -- the Torch from Kiss was heavy.

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Cardiff really turning the screw. Cardiff to make this extra man work,

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they have come up keep moving the ball quickly from side to side. --

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they have to keep. Palace just need to keep their shape. They are doing

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Crystal Palace fan, and there are more than 3000 here tonight, feared

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the worst 18 months ago when they were in administration, slipping

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towards the third Tia of English football. Dougie Freedman kept them

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up. This is a man who has scored such crucial calls for them over

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the years. At Stockport in 2001. Scored two in a play-off semi-final

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against Wolves. A legend. He is a competitive man. He is also a very

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good organiser of his team. It is hard to see where the extra player

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is at times. Jermaine Easter may have left afoot in there. It seemed

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to me he called Whittingham hide. - - he felled Whittingham. Again,

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Howard Webb is right beside it and he does not think that is a dodgy

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challenge. It certainly looks dodgy in my book. Whittingham big and

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Rive, he didn't moan and groan. Now he is simply getting on with it.

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have been thoroughly impressed by him. He wants to win. Cardiff

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pushing the ball around trying to open the space. Against a team

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full-back had come back and closed off the move. Scannell needed to be

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single-minded and he was caught in two minds. Over! He stretched but

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not high enough. It is as if this whole tie is hinged around Gardner.

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From here it looks like another own goal. It was at teasing cross.

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Scored 64 Bratislava in their title win last season in Slovakia. -- six

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Crystal Palace all night. 1-0 to Cardiff, 1-1 on aggregate. Corner

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kick. Cardiff, five corners, Crystal Palace, two. The home team

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have dominated possession and created the better chances. Cardiff

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are going to send on a real impact substitute. Dun Cow week going off.

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like this. Two minutes left in the first period of extra-time. Palace

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through bodies in. Gestede! That was his first touch. Speroni was

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pleased to see that he came straight in the midriff. Anywhere

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else, it was a goal. His first touch. A great effort from Taylor

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did begin with. Hit it straight at the keeper. Gunnarsson looked

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suspiciously offside. The pressure Palace are under now is really

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going to be difficult for them to stay in this game. Whatever happens

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in the next 17 minutes, you have to take your hat off to Crystal Palace.

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They went into the game with a fragile lead. They are down to ten

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men. They have been battered and they are still fighting. Both sets

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of supporters deserve applause because they had made it such an

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of extra time, and nerves are praugt to breaking point. Limbs are

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weary. It's a corner to Crystal Palace. They have looked a threat.

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You wonder if this is their moment. They have been defending for most

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of game. Suddenly there is a chance. Remember Leicester at Wimbledon in

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the second leg, getting an away goal and winning on away goals when

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Wimbledon pummelled them for long periods, many years ago. Scannell

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with the corner. It is Turner who can ample away for Cardiff. Gardner

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got back at him. He has put a shift in, Gardner, we know about his

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Cardiff. 15 minutes away from penalties. Managers focused,

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thinking of options, what happens now Martin Well, I mean Cardiff,

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Malky Mackay really has to be telling his boys, you tend to get

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excited in this situation. You run with the ball. The key is to pass

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it quickly if you want to win the game. Get the ball into areas where

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you can be a threat from. A Palace point of vuer, I suppose you are

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trying to get a goal on the break. All the best is you can hope for is

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penalty. But they have been a different class. The way they have

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sorted things out after going down to ten men. They have beens or

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niceed, they are working hard, they have been outstanding. Look at this

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Dougie Freedman is taking the Palace player, down towards their

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supporters. He will do his... I think he is drawing to draw off

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them. It is the bit of the ground they have. He wants to be in the

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shelter of his own fans. He wants them focused. Listening, he wants

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to be able to hear them, see them getting behind them. His 58th game

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as a manager. He has drawn from the experience of Leny Lawrenson. He is

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prepared to listen. He is a bright young manager, as is Malky Mackay,

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impresses so many people at the League Managers' Association for

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the way he has conducted himself. Both men have. The fledgling period

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of their managerial careers. know who is in charge. Both of them

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are leading from the front, just trying to get that extra message in.

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They might be some information that could win it for them. Go back to

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April 2004 for Palace's last win against Cardiff. Andy Johnston and

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Wayne Johnson scored. They don't need to win but they can score, a

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1-1 score line will take them through. The Cardiff fans are only

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too aware of that. It could come down to the nerve of the keepers.

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Because we are 15 minutes away from stage in the competition before. I

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remember Aston Villa ending Tranmere's dream on penalties, some

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18 years ago, I think it was. Late- night for the new Welsh manager.

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Crystal Palace loyalties from his playing days. Cardiff loyalties in

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captain, sent off. There is the danger of the early ball and

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deflecting off Clyne. Cardiff have their sixth corner of the game. He

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has the players, perhaps, in Gerrard ambling forward to trouble

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Dougie Freedman's hard-pressed defence. Turner is in there as well

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as Gestede. They are crowding round Speroni as they did at Selhurst

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Park. It is all the way through. It is flicked off Gardner, has it? It

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is a goal kick. Another one of those teasing balls and Cardiff

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can't get a player on the end of it. It is a great ball. It looks as if

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he is there for the taking. You see it whipped in there it is sort of

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area you have to be attacking. Gardner is blocking him off. They

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had such success with their corner kicks against Speroni, boxing him

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off in the first leg. They haven't done it in the second leg. They

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down too. I think it is Gunnarsson who is down. There was nobody near

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him. Not sure what's happened to boins bouncing, and still vocal. --

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fans P -- fans. Loud and proud. As both sets of supporters have been

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throughout the tie. Jednak will take the free-kick for Crystal

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Palace. Out to Scannell but Taylor turns. See how quickly the players

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get round him, Zaha, because they know he is the danger. Yellow card

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for Gunnarsson. He has taken it from his team. McNaughton in there.

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It takes two players to stop him Cardiff see another chance come and

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go. Again, it is a fantastic move there. You see it here, Miller lets

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it go. It is a great move. Lays it off. Great technique and just can't

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keep it down enough to hit the back of the net. Twice they have hit the

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woodwork, Miller the post. Kiss the cross bar. When he sees that after

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he has time to hit h the back of the net. Ten minutes of extra time

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to go. They have done the covering for Crystal Palace. Could

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Zaha youthful and talented and Easter is up front. The Cardiff

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born striker. Gobbled up. Taylor has done well at the end of all

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that. What about Zaha at the start of that move? He is starting the

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look quality. The longer it goes he is getting fitter. Here is

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Whittingham. The Cardiff crowd sense this perhaps could be their

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four up in the box. There is Jednak again and Speroni has to go up. We

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are midway through the second half long have we been playing? Centre

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half, great tackle. Centre half who has come back from a horrible knee

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injury. It cost him seven months of last year. Will he be in Chris

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Coleman's Welsh plans earlier, with these teams. That was gardener with

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the ground, taking the Parr out of it. He almost get up to early

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forehead. More than 20 chances created for Cardiff. Very few for

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Crystal Palace. The one good opportunity was squandered by Zaha.

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Still on a knife-edge. He will be exhausted by the end of this, Malky

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Mackay! I hope he takes this in the best possible taste, but he has

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been more more by luck on the touchline than he was in his

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playing career! -- more mobile. He has a big future ahead of him.

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managers coming out of this game at this late stage. -- and could be

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confident cat. He is just eating up that time. Frustration for Cardiff.

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They cannot make the extra player count. You have been in that this

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situation late on as a player. DU love it, do you hate it, do you

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feel it? You have got to love it. You're looking for inspiration.

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Somebody asked to step at of the box in these dying seconds to do

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something special. -- somebody has deflection nearly carried it into

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the net. I think it might have been Gardner again. Everything good has

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come from Whittingham. I think He will get a yellow card. Or just

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a warning? Another indication of Zaha's pace, his fitness. He can

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reproduce it deep into extra time. A player for the future. A I think

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the Cardiff player is lucky there. Because Zaha would have been away.

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No question it was a foul macro. was a professional foul macro

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his home town club if we do not get a goal in the next two minutes? --

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willing the ball in, aren't they? One minute of normal time and one

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macro minute of stoppage time. -- one. Off the bar again! Cardiff so

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very nearly won it at the death. It was Gunnarsson. Three times they

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have hit the Palace would work. was in all sorts of space.

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Fantastic delivery. You wonder about the marking. He was just

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waiting for the ball. He should put that in the back of the net. Over

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the two games, Cardiff have created the most chances. They have had

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most of the possession. They have had bad luck. But Cardiff have

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found in their way, a valley and hearted Crystal Palace team. -- Le

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Valley and Crystal Palace team. They refused to lie down and accept

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Crystal Palace have thrown everything in the way. Surely they

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will not suffer heartache at this to Cardiff on the night. Gardner's

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own goal in the 7th minute. He scored in the first leg. Both of

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these wholehearted teams would now have to settle it on penalty kicks.

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As they gather now, and again you have been in this situation, what

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goes through their minds? What went through my mind was I did not

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really want to take a penalty! You know you penalty-takers. You will

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have worked on it. It is a different ball game when you come

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to do it. It is a tough Mahmood. -- around the Cardiff City Stadium as

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we face a penalty shoot-out. There are only two people loving it at

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the moment, the two goalkeepers. One of them is going to be a hero.

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It could be the difference between going to Wembley or not. The

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goalkeeper's kind of look forward to penalties. A bit of experience

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at the shoot-out, Steve? Once the or wise. -- once or twice. I never

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practised penalties. It is the atmosphere, the actual environment.

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I don't agree with that, you should practise penalties. I never

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practised penalties! If you're a Cardiff player, you will probably

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feel a little hard done by. little bad luck in extra time. They

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hit the woodwork a few times. Maybe it is not their night. Cardiff were

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the better team. Great touch by Kenny Miller. That was desperately

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unlucky. The last one was a big chance. Even I would have scored!

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The way it has gone for Palace, of a sudden it has gone to penalties,

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they will be quite upbeat. We said Cardiff were the better side with

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the better chances. But Palace were absolutely magnificent, beware

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their battle. Unbelievable. We give Anthony Gardner a bit of stick over

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the goal. But in extra time he was absolutely magnificent. You would

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have thought that because of what has happened and the chances that

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Cardiff have had, you would fancy Palace. The Peasedown Tina has now.

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Can the players keep their nerves? A Wembley final at stake. It always

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seems to be almost an interminable process, deciding who will take the

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penalties. You have to volunteer for the first one because nobody

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ever remembers the first one that is missed. In 1990, I had that

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exact approach! One of the goalkeepers will be the hero, you

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suspect. What will be interesting to see his if they try to put

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opponents off. Never change your mind is the old at -. -- is the old

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saying. In the next five minutes we will see so many different emotions.

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Unbelievable. They are taking them at the end the Palace supporters

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are at. Will that make a difference? Now we go back the

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Johnathan and Martin. -- plea Jonathan and Marton. Who

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will take the Palace Penalties? Crenshaw Ambrose would have taken

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one. Martin might have taken one. We said before that Whittingham

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might be the key man. He has taken penalties for Cardiff this season.

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Kenny Miller moves forward to take the first penalty. Cardiff going

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first. Very quickly Martin, first or second in a penalty shoot-out?

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You want to go first. Be positive. the last thing you want to do,

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isn't it? Not even hit the target. He has Lederer did. -- he has let

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their bid. You would expect better. Jermaine Easter, born in Cardiff.

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Poor penalty. The keeper guessed right. Fantastic save. All credit

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to him, he has done his homework. What he has got to get there.

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Advantage lost. Mairs takeover. -- was a lot better. Very convincing.

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His manager would have enjoyed that. Straight down the middle.

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pressure is on a 21 year-old boy from Croydon. Again it is a poor

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penalty. All credit to Heaton, a fantastic save. He goes one way,

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then the other. First class goalkeeping. It is going to be the

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substitute for Cardiff City, Gestede. This would put them in a

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very strong position. Speroni wrong-footed. Excellent. Not much

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to run up. He did not need it. The pressure is on Palace. Cardiff fans

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And the keeper nearly got it. He has guessed right every time.

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your eyes glued to the ball. Don't look at the goalkeeper. Keep your

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eyes glued as you strike the ball. Whittingham! He deserves that, the

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way he has played. Emphatic finish. Never in doubt. Parr has to score.

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Crystal Palace, so very brave, finally cracked in the penalty

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shoot-out. Crystal Palace heartbroken. For them, the dream is

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dashed. Spare a thought for Dougie Freedman and his coaching staff. In

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Malky Mackay, Cardiff have a generous manager. A big future

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ahead of them. It is Cardiff City who head to Wembley Stadium to play

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Liverpool were Manchester City. And the boom in South Wales football

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continues. Cardiff City are at Wembley for the 4th time in five

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years. Malky Mackay's team winners by a 1-0 on the night. 1-1 on

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aggregate. 3-1 on penalties. They finalists, Cardiff City, after that

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dramatic shoot-out. Cardiff held their nerve, Crystal Palace

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crumbled. Just one penalty and of four. The Cardiff fans going

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ecstatic. The difference between euphoria and despair. You have got

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to give the plaudits to Crystal Palace the way they battled. But at

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the end of the day, the right team at Wembley. Cardiff were the better

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team. Yes. Particularly tonight. They did more than anything to win

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the game. Crystal Palace played a lot of that game with ten men.

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if you're giving points first spirit and endeavour, Crystal

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Palace get a lot of credit. Ultimately over the two legs,

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Crystal Palace were the better team. Not a nice way to go out. Somebody

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had to do it. We said one of the goalkeepers would be a hero and it

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was, Heaton. -- Tom Heaton. Malky Mackay kept faith with him and he

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was the hero. Fantastic season for the supporters. This is what a

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Wembley final means. No disrespect to Palace, but Cardiff will

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probably give Manchester City or Liverpool a better game in the

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final. He is probably a bit tired, it is getting a bit late! Fans

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Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the League Cup semi-final second leg between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace. These two Championship sides reached the last four after eliminating Premier League opposition in the previous round, and are now just 90 minutes away from a trip to Wembley for the final.

Crystal Palace reached the semi-finals courtesy of a surprise win away to Manchester United, and in Wilfried Zaha have one of the most sought-after youngsters in the country. Cardiff, who beat Blackburn in the quarter-finals, will fancy a return trip to Wembley, scene of their defeat in the 2008 FA Cup final.

Commentary from Jonathan Pearce and Martin Keown.


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