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Eagles clipped by Bluebirds

March 27 2010

Clint Hill

Clint Hill

Crystal Palace's hopes of avoiding the drop were dealt a blow after a 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff.

They got off to a bad start by conceding in the fourth minute when Peter Whittingham's low corner was flicked on by Stephen McPhail and an unmarked Gabor Gyepes slotted into the corner.

Palace were inches away from equalising after Clint Hill's header from a Darren Ambrose free-kick crashed against the crossbar.

Just before the hour mark Hill nodded the Eagles level with a downward header from Ambrose's corner.

However, David Burke's neat shot from the edge of the box sealed an undeserved win for Cardiff 10 minutes later.

Palace: Speroni, Ertl, Hill, McCarthy, Hills, Scannell, Derry, Danns, Ambrose, John (Zaha 80), Andrew.

Not Used: Manns, Djilali, Comley, N'Diaye, Wynter, Holland.

Cardiff: Marshall, Quinn, Blake, Gyepes, Capaldi (Kennedy 60),Burke, Rae, McPhail, Whittingham, Chopra (McCormack 89), Etuhu (Feeney 74).

Not Used: Enckelman, Taiwo, Matthews, Wildig.

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