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Cardiff 4-2 Leicester

Cardiff City
4 - 2
Leicester City

Cardiff City Stadium

23/01/10 - 3 p.m.

Attendance: 10,961

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Cardiff left it late to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round, as two goals in added time ended Leicester's hopes of trophy glory.

Jay Boothroyd had put the Bluebirds ahead early in the first half, before the Foxes battled back to turn the game on its head with goals from Michael Morrison and Dany N'Guessan before half-time.

But Peter Whittingham's free-kick with twenty minutes remaining levelled things up, before Chris Burke and Ross McCormack hit two in added time to compound City's woes.

Manager Nigel Pearson made three changes to the side which lost at Swansea last weekend, as Richie Wellens, Martyn Waghorn and Dany N'Guessan entered the fold at the expense of Andy King, Matty Fryatt and Lloyd Dyer.

Cardiff went ahead after 17 minutes when Jay Boothroyd headed in Michael Chopra's inch-perfect cross, the home side's front two combining well to great effect.

But Leicester hit back after 34 minutes, right back Michael Morrison heading home Paul Gallagher's beautifully flighted free-kick into the bottom corner.

Soon afterwards City had overturned the early setback, when N'Guessan out-muscled his man before poking the ball home past Andy Marshall in the Cardiff goal to give City a half-time lead.

The home side's lethal front four were always going to be dangerous for Nigel Pearson's side, and it came as no surprise when Peter Whittingham curled home his 17th goal of the season, his free-kick from a wide position beating everybody including Chris Weale.

The home side had their tails up after the equaliser, but Leicester did not go without their own opportunities. Firstly a Foxes' penalty shout was waved away by referee Phil Crossley, before Yann Kermorgant's bullet header was saved brilliantly by Marshall in the closing stages.

But it wasn't meant to be for the Foxes, as Chris Burke ended any cup hopes by firing home from the edge of the area in he 92nd minute.

Leicester's misery was completed within a minute, when Ross McCormack pounced on a rebound to seal Cardiff's passage to the fifth round, where a trip to Chelsea' Stamford Bridge awaits.


Writer:JBFox
Date:Sunday January 24 2010
Time: 6:08PM

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