Burnley v Cardiff
- FT 90 +5
- HT 0-1
Cardiff are champions
Cardiff City clinched their first Championship title after earning a draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Craig Conway's first-half strike gave Cardiff the lead but the hosts levelled through David Edgar in the 90th minute.
The Bluebirds had already clinched Premier League promotion, but this point ensured they won their first league title since they topped the old Division Four in 1992-93.
The draw moves struggling Burnley four points away from the relegation zone.
On the up
The last time Cardiff won a league title in 1992-93, Manchester United became the first champions of the newly-formed Premier League. Aston Villa and Norwich finished second and third, while Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest were relegated.
While Sean Dyche's battling side are still not assured of their status next season, their opponents ensured they will enter the Premier League as Championship winners.
The visitors dominated for long periods and manager Malky Mackay will be disappointed Cardiff did not record their 26th victory of the season in Lancashire.
Mackay left talisman Craig Bellamy on the bench but the visitors enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and striker Rudy Gestede let fly with a long-range shot which flew narrowly over the Burnley crossbar.
And it was Bellamy's replacement Conway who broke the deadlock when he beat three Burnley defenders with a superb right-footed curler into the corner of keeper Lee Grant's net midway through the first half.
Burnley failed to have a single shot of note on the visitors' goal and Dyche would have been happy to get his side back in the dressing room only 1-0 behind at half-time.
The Clarets boss made changes at the break, with Junior Stanislas replaced by Edgar and Martin Paterson coming on for Ross Wallace in a bid to bolster his side's midfield which had been overrun in the first 45 minutes.
Mackay's decision to bring Bellamy off the bench was a compliment to the way the home side had reorganised as Burnley began to exert pressure of their own.
Paterson nearly levelled the scores but his misdirected header went well over the Cardiff bar in the 69th minute.
David Marshall pulled off a superb save for Cardiff in the dying moments when he pushed Danny Ings' shot past his left-hand post, but the Cardiff keeper could do nothing about Edgar's header which salvaged a late point for Burnley.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche:
"It's more difficult than you think - you've got a crowd expecting, you've got an opposition who are the market leaders and I knew Malky [Mackay] would go hard and their team wouldn't just back off. They've got some real talent there.
"It was more a case of telling them to relax and play with energy. There were a couple of tactical changes and obviously one of them worked nicely.
"[Speaking about Cardiff] They've done a great job, it must be said - Malky, his troops, his staff, his player have done a fantastic job. We all know, we've seen it this year, it's as tight as ever, it's a tough league, make no mistake."
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay:
"It was obviously a tremendous feeling on Tuesday night but for us to go and win the title is something that we then spoke about within a day. We wanted to go and get the boys their medal and win the championship.
"I'm delighted that we've had the mental strength and character to have that consistency and just keep going, being relentless. That's what we were this year - relentless.
"I spoke to them about [how] most people get to watch history happen; very few people get to actually make history. For them to do that today for the city of Cardiff is something that I'm very proud of."
- 01 Grant
- 02 Trippier Booked
- 03 Lafferty
- 05 Shackell
- 28 Long
- 06 McCann
- 07 Wallace (Paterson - 46' )
- 08 Marney Booked (Treacy - 83' )
- 11 Stanislas (Edgar - 46' )
- 09 Vokes
- 14 Ings
- 12 Jensen
- 15 Edgar
- 16 O'Neill
- 20 Bartley
- 22 Stock
- 26 Treacy
- 10 Paterson
- 01 Marshall
- 02 McNaughton
- 03 Taylor
- 06 Turner
- 25 Barnett
- 11 Conway
- 13 Kim Bo-Kyung Booked
- 16 Noone (Bellamy - 66' )
- 17 Gunnarsson
- 18 Mutch (Cowie - 74' )
- 15 Gestede
- 32 Lewis
- 31 Nugent
- 07 Whittingham
- 08 Cowie
- 24 Lappin
- 20 Mason
- 39 Bellamy
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee ends the match.90:00 +3:47
Danny Lafferty crosses the ball.90:00 +1:02
The referee blows for offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +0:05
Kieran Trippier provided the assist for the goal.90:00 +0:05 Goal scored
Goal! - David Edgar - Burnley 1 - 1 Cardiff David Edgar finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Burnley 1-1 Cardiff.88:15
The ball is sent over by David Edgar.85:16
Danny Ings takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.83:43
Kieran Trippier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Bellamy, save by Lee Grant.81:44
Craig Conway delivers the ball, Rudy Gestede has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.81:44 Substitution
Substitution Keith Treacy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Marney.81:44 Booking
Booking Bo-Kyung Kim receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.81:09
Dean Marney challenges Bo-Kyung Kim unfairly and gives away a free kick.78:18
A cross is delivered by Martin Paterson.76:49
Martin Paterson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Marshall.75:14 Booking
Booking Caution for Dean Marney.73:05 Substitution
Substitution Don Cowie comes on in place of Jordon Mutch.72:46
Danny Lafferty delivers the ball.67:51
Close range headed effort by Martin Paterson clears the crossbar.65:50 Substitution
Substitution Craig Noone goes off and Craig Bellamy comes on.64:57
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Ings from the left by-line, clearance made by Ben Turner.
The referee blows for offside against Martin Paterson. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.59:44
Danny Ings fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Sam Vokes takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.58:38
Craig Conway fouled by Danny Ings, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.57:30
Rudy Gestede is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.56:28
Shot from just outside the area by Craig Conway misses to the left of the target.54:18
Corner taken by Danny Ings from the right by-line.53:47
Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.52:01
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris McCann on Aron Gunnarsson. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.49:51
Danny Ings fouled by Craig Conway, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.47:01
Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Vokes.46:33
Craig Conway takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Junior Stanislas leaves the field to be replaced by David Edgar.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Ross Wallace goes off and Martin Paterson comes on.45:00 +2:06 Half time
Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.45:00 +1:09
Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.45:00 +0:22
Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Bo-Kyung Kim. Ben Turner takes the direct free kick.43:50
The ball is sent over by Kieran Trippier, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.43:03
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on Danny Ings. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.41:42
Danny Ings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by David Marshall.41:05
Craig Conway produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.38:50
Craig Conway sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Leon Barnett goes harmlessly over the crossbar.38:50 Booking
Booking Kieran Trippier receives a yellow card.38:40
Craig Conway fouled by Kieran Trippier, the ref awards a free kick.35:02
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Aron Gunnarsson. Strike comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick.32:10
Craig Conway decides to take the corner short.31:19
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Jason Shackell. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Bo-Kyung Kim, clearance by Sam Vokes.27:23
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Junior Stanislas misses to the left of the target.26:16
The assist for the goal came from Bo-Kyung Kim.26:16 Goal scored
Goal! - Craig Conway - Burnley 0 - 1 Cardiff Craig Conway finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Cardiff.26:01
Kieran Trippier produces a cross, save by David Marshall.25:38
Danny Ings fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.21:41
Dean Marney produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.19:24
Shot from outside the box by Bo-Kyung Kim misses to the left of the goal.18:49
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.17:43
Corner taken by Craig Conway played to the near post, clearance by Kieran Trippier.15:50
Craig Conway takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Danny Lafferty manages to make a clearance.14:00
Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.13:15
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Sam Vokes. Andrew Taylor takes the direct free kick.10:49
Junior Stanislas sends in a cross, save made by David Marshall.4:55
Junior Stanislas sends in a cross, save by David Marshall.4:03
Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Danny Ings, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Turner takes the free kick.2:58
Unfair challenge on Kevin Long by Rudy Gestede results in a free kick. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.1:45
Shot from just outside the area by Rudy Gestede goes over the bar.0:15
Handball by Danny Lafferty. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bo-Kyung Kim from right channel.0:00
The referee starts the match.
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