Oxford Utd 1-3 Cardiff

Oxford Utd   1 - 3   Cardiff

Oxford Utd 1-3 Cardiff City

Extra-time goals from Peter Whittingham and Nathaniel Jarvis secured Cardiff City's progression into the Carling Cup second round with victory at Oxford.

Craig Conway opened the scoring with his first City goal as the winger slid Jon Parkin's pull back into the Oxford net via a Damien Batt deflection.

Simon Clist tapped in the equaliser when Jon-Paul Pittman's effort was parried by visiting keeper Tom Heaton.

But Whittingham's strike and a Jarvis header sealed Cardiff's extra-time win.

Jon Parkin could have sealed a passage through in normal time for the under-strength Championship side.

The 29-year-old should have tested Oxford keeper Clarke but instead he headed a first-half Conway cross over the crossbar from close range.

And the big Bluebirds striker thought he had given the visitors victory late on in normal time.

His goal-bound effort from Whittingham's cross looked to have gone in but referee Andy D'Urso judged that the ball had not crossed the line.

Just before Parkin's late goal-mouth drama, teenage Cardiff midfielder Ibrahim Farah almost scored on his debut but his long-range shot hit the bar.

League Two side Oxford fought bravely and took Malky Mackay's men, without eight first-team regulars away on international duty, into extra-time.

And Oxford, League Cup winners in 1986 after beating Queens Park Rangers 3-0 at Wembley, could have taken the lead when Deane Smalley's header hit the Cardiff crossbar.

But Whittingham's long-range strike gave Cardiff the advantage as his left footed effort ensured Cardiff made the second round for the ninth time in 10 years.

And Jarvis rounded off Cardiff's triumph in the final minute with a goal on his Cardiff debut.

Cardiff keeper Heaton's long kick was headed over Oxford goalie Clarke by the 19-year-old striker from just outside the penalty area.

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120:00 +2:51

The referee blows for the end of the match.

120:00 +2:08

Unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

120:00 +0:49

Assist on the goal came from Tom Heaton.

120:00 +0:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Jarvis - Oxford 1 - 3 Cardiff Nathaniel Jarvis grabs a headed goal from just outside the area. Oxford Utd 1-3 Cardiff.

120:00 +0:21

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

118:12

Damian Batt produces a cross.

117:08

Michael Duberry delivers the ball, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.

116:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by James Constable. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

116:14

The ball is delivered by Peter Leven, clearance made by Gabor Gyepes.

114:10

Shot from just outside the box by Asa Hall goes over the crossbar.

114:10 Booking

Booking Booking for Nathaniel Jarvis.

113:14

Ibrahim Farah is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Leven.

110:45

A cross is delivered by Lewis Guy, Paul Quinn has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

108:55

Joe Ralls produces a cross, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

107:50

Centre by Andrew Whing, Lee Naylor makes a clearance.

105:01

The second half of extra-time kicks-off.

103:08 Substitution

Substitution Deane Smalley replaces Alfie Potter.

101:11

Foul by Paul Quinn on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Peter Leven, Header on goal by Asa Hall from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

100:13

Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

100:13 Booking

Booking Ibrahim Farah shown a yellow card.

100:07

Ibrahim Farah is penalised for a handball.

99:55

Lee Naylor produces a cross.

99:03

James Constable is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

97:48

Paul Quinn provided the assist for the goal.

97:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Whittingham - Oxford 1 - 2 Cardiff Peter Whittingham fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-2 Cardiff.

97:36

Foul by Peter Leven on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Paul Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

96:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Whing on Ibrahim Farah. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

95:12

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, James Constable takes a shot. Clearance made by Lee Naylor.

94:27

Craig Conway challenges Andrew Whing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick. Jon Parkin challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance by Jon Parkin.

92:49

James Constable fouled by Alex Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Leven from left channel, save by Tom Heaton.

91:37

James Constable challenges Alex Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

91:04

The ball is crossed by Paul Quinn, save by Ryan Clarke.

90:00 +4:56

The match has reached the end of normal time.

90:00 +3:45

The ball is delivered by Ibrahim Farah, clearance made by Jake Wright. Short corner taken by Craig Conway, Joe Ralls produces a cross.

90:00 +2:36

Centre by Paul Quinn, clearance by Michael Duberry. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Conway, Peter Leven manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:47

Lewis Guy takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

90:00 +0:53

The offside flag is raised against Damian Batt. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

90:00

Handball by Lewis Guy. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

88:56

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Peter Whittingham misses to the left of the target.

88:39

The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, clearance by Michael Duberry.

87:09

The ball is crossed by Ibrahim Farah, save by Ryan Clarke.

84:04

Craig Conway takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Quinn takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

83:08

Damian Batt delivers the ball.

79:28 Booking

Booking Michael Duberry shown a yellow card.

79:12 Booking

Booking Jon Parkin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Jon Parkin. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.

77:24

The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, clearance made by Jake Wright. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway, Asa Hall makes a clearance.

75:41

The ball is sent over by Michael Duberry, clearance by Gabor Gyepes. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance by Gabor Gyepes.

72:47

The referee blows for offside against James Constable. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

70:06

The ball is delivered by Peter Leven, Michael Duberry produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

68:18

Jon Parkin challenges Michael Duberry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

67:32

The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance. Liam Davis challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

67:15

The ball is sent over by Liam Davis, clearance made by Alex Evans.

66:03 Substitution

Substitution Joe Ralls is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Taylor.

66:03

Shot from long range by Asa Hall misses to the right of the target.

63:20

Alfie Potter is caught offside. Gabor Gyepes takes the indirect free kick.

61:39 Substitution

Substitution Peter Leven replaces Simon Clist.

61:39 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Lewis Guy coming on for Jon-Paul Pittman.

58:12

Asa Hall produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

57:56

Ibrahim Farah takes a shot.

57:23

James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

56:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Conway on Liam Davis. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrew Whing, Tom Heaton makes a save.

55:28

Unfair challenge on Simon Clist by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Jake Wright takes the direct free kick.

52:52

Unfair challenge on James Constable by Gabor Gyepes results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Liam Davis.

50:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Craig Conway. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from right wing.

49:42

The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, clearance by Michael Duberry.

49:03 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis replaces Rudy Gestede.

48:35

The ball is sent over by Asa Hall.

46:26

Craig Conway sends in a cross, blocked by Liam Davis. Paul Quinn produces a cross, clearance by Jake Wright.

45:43

The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin, Jake Wright makes a clearance. Andrew Taylor takes a inswinging corner to the near post, James Constable manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:06

Andrew Taylor decides to take the corner short. The ball is delivered by Lee Naylor, clearance made by Michael Duberry.

44:33

Unfair challenge on Lee Naylor by Alfie Potter results in a free kick. Ibrahim Farah takes the direct free kick.

43:36

A cross is delivered by Craig Conway.

41:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway played to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Clarke by Ibrahim Farah. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

41:10

The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor, Damian Batt manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Conway, clearance made by Liam Davis.

40:24

Alfie Potter challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gabor Gyepes takes the direct free kick.

38:54

Jon-Paul Pittman is adjudged to have handled the ball. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

37:47

Ibrahim Farah challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Liam Davis, Rudy Gestede makes a clearance.

33:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway.

33:31

The ball is crossed by Lee Naylor, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

32:37

Paul Quinn fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

31:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon-Paul Pittman. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.

29:45

The assist for the goal came from Jon-Paul Pittman.

29:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Clist - Oxford 1 - 1 Cardiff Simon Clist gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Cardiff.

28:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Rudy Gestede. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

27:48

Damian Batt delivers the ball, Header on goal by Alfie Potter from just inside the area goes over the goal.

25:03

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Davis from the left by-line, Jon Parkin makes a clearance.

24:11

The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Jon Parkin has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

23:53

Foul by Michael Duberry on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.

19:36

Unfair challenge on Simon Clist by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

19:00

Jon-Paul Pittman concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Evans. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

16:09

The ball is swung over by James Constable, blocked by Paul Quinn. Corner taken by Liam Davis from the right by-line, The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, Rudy Gestede makes a clearance.

13:52 Substitution

Substitution Peter Whittingham is brought on as a substitute for Solomon Taiwo.

13:52

Corner taken by Liam Davis from the right by-line to the near post, Unfair challenge on Tom Heaton by James Constable results in a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

12:58

Alex Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on James Constable. Free kick crossed left-footed by Liam Davis, Rudy Gestede manages to make a clearance.

11:01

Assist by Jon Parkin.

11:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Conway - Oxford 0 - 1 Cardiff A goal is scored by Craig Conway from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 0-1 Cardiff.

7:11

Alfie Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabor Gyepes. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

5:55

Alfie Potter has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

5:09

Paul Quinn fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

4:26

A cross is delivered by Damian Batt, clearance made by Lee Naylor.

3:50

James Constable is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alex Evans.

2:22

Simon Clist concedes a free kick for a foul on Solomon Taiwo. Solomon Taiwo takes the direct free kick.

1:58

Asa Hall challenges Ibrahim Farah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Quinn.

0:17

Unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Liam Davis takes the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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Oxford Utd 1-3 Cardiff City