Last Updated: 06/04/14 3:03pm
FT: Cardiff 0 Crystal Palace 3. A Jason Puncheon double helps the Eagles earn a vital three points, and pile more misery on a hapless Cardiff, who were poor all afternoon.
Glorious way to round off a fantastic afternoon. Puncheon runs at the Cardiff backline, and with seemingly little on, curls a wonderful strike past Marshall from 20-yards.
Header back across goal almost finds Theophile-Catherine, but he fails to connect. Story of their afternoon.
Delaney, who has won so many headers this afternoon, nicks the ball off the head of Caulker. Campbell heads wide from the resulting corner.
A Cardiff goal just doesn't look like coming, Palace are so strong at the back. Speroni has had so very little to do.
Kenwyne Jones is replaced by Don Cowie, and Parr comes on for the injured Ledley, who had just gone into the book.
Palace the ones looking more likely to get another goal. Puncheon attacking quickly on the counter every time he gets the ball.
Crowd getting very disgruntled now. This result could be very damaging for the Bluebirds. Desperate times now for Cardiff.
Dangerous free-kick is whipped in by Puncheon, Chamakh's header is well saved by Marshall, but local-boy Ledley taps in the loose ball. Muted celebration.
Kenwyne Jones gets the header in, beats Speroni, but it is cleared in the six-yard box. Long balls into the box seem to be the way to go for the home side.
Noone almost has immediate impact, cutting inside to shoot, but his effort is blocked, and just cleared as the loose ball dropped.
Craig Noone comes on for the very ineffective Wilfried Zaha. Ironic cheers from the home fans as the winger departs.
Seventh corner for Cardiff comes to nothing. Palace once again break at pace. This time, it breaks down early on.
Palace look very dangerous on the break. Really need to take advantage of one of these attacks and grab that second.
Delaney clears to sum up the no-nonsense approach Palace adopt. Keep it very simple, but make sure they clear.
Huge penalty appeals waved away for a alleged foul by Dikgacoi on Daehli, but Phil Dowd isn't interested. Would have been harsh.
On the counter, Palace have a three-on-three situation, with Ledley found on the edge of the box, but his curling effort flies wide.
Campbell tries to beat the last man, but cannot the ball under control. Looking much more of a threat in this second-half.
More disappointing service from Cardiff, with crosses from both sides not reaching their desired targets.
Van Full of Sheep has tweeted what changes he wants: "Need to swap Noone for Jones and play Mutch off Campell if we want any chance of points."
Harry Ritchie is angry on Twitter: "SOLKSJAER out of his depth as a manager - come to think of it he was also out of his depth as a United Player."
Craig Higgins has tweeted in, calling for changes: "Cardiff need to bring on Craig Noone at half time and we will win 2-1."
Is there anyway back for Solskjaer's men? What can they do to get something out of this? Can Palace's defence be breached?
HT: Cardiff 0 Crystal Palace 1. Poor from the home side, who have offered very little in the final third. Palace very comfortable and look impenetrable at the back.
Huge second-half for Cardiff coming up. Need to up their game if they are going to get back into this. Palace so resolute.
Joel Ward really has had Zaha's number. The young loanee is trying all the tricks, but Ward has been equal to everything.
Better play from Kenwyne Jones, who holds off Scott Dann brilliantly, but Dann does well to prevent the shot hitting the target.
Joel Ward lets the ball run right under his foot, and kicks the ball away in frustration. Silly way to be cautioned.
Visiting supporters singing in the rain here, as their team pass the ball around and look comfortable with their lead, and having conceded just 12 goals in their last 13 games, they are well within their rights to feel that way.
Great work from Cardiff old-boy Joe Ledley, who patiently waits to pick his pass, and finds Puncheon just inside the box, who rifles the ball in through a crowd of players.
Bolasie does well to make space for the cross, but his back-post centre finds only a defender, who clears with ease.
Clipped ball forward from Medel, which is flicked on by Caulker, but Campbell can't get in on the blindside, and it runs out for a goal-kick.
Good move from Palace, with Jedinak finding Puncheon, who cuts inside, and unleashes a fierce strike, but unfortunately for the visitors, it is straight at Marshall.
SAVE! Great header from Frazier Campbell, leaping high above his man, but his effort is well pushed away by Speroni.
Bolasie tries some elaborate footwork to beat his man, but his touch is far too heavy and the ball runs out of play.
Still very cagey. Crowd making their point to owner Vincent Tan that blue is still very much the colour in this part of the world
Zaha getting more success, but his crosses have been either overhit or tamely trickling to Speroni. Joel Ward holding his own well, however.
Mutch wastes an opportunity to put the ball in the box, floating a free-kick straight into the arms of Speroni in the Palace goal.
Puncheon has the first effort on goal, and it is a very tame one. Should have done better given the space on offer.
Zaha not really involved so far, and when he is on the ball there are two men around him immediately. Will have little space to work with.
Scrappy at the moment, with chances few and far between. Cardiff look a lot more confident after last week's late leveler.
Bolasie this time with another deep corner, which falls to Jedinak, who turns well, but his shot is blocked well.
Cardiff starting to get hold of the ball. Jones very much the focal point of the attack, with Zaha and Campbell playing off him.
Corner for Palace, which Puncheon delivers deep to Dikgacoi, who has time to bring the ball down, but volleys over the bar. Should have done better.
Very wet and windy here. Will make for a fast-paced match. Ball likely to zip around on the greasy surface.
And Palace get us underway, in their yellow away strip. Great noise around the stadium for this crucial encounter.
Referee is Phil Dowd today. The players are about to begin a minute's applause for former Cardiff captain Fred Stansfield.
Same for Zaha, who made his name at Palace before sealing a big-money move to Manchester United last summer. We are yet to see where that will take the tricky winger.
Emotional day for Joe Ledley. Made over 250 appearances for his boyhood club before levaing for Celtic, and returns to face them today.
Palace have kept faith with the side that impressively defeated Chelsea last time out. Have based much of their success on a resolute backline. Same again today?
Interesting line-up from Solskjaer. Very attack-minded. Daehli comes very highly-rated, and remains to be seen what he can do today.
Interesting stat: Cardiff have conceded the highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League matches this season (34%).
Palace XI: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Puncheon, Ledley, Bolasie, Jerome.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has picked the same starting XI for the third consecutive weekend.
Cardiff XI: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker (C), Turner, Taylor; Medel, Mutch, Daehli, Zaha; Campbell, Jones.
Three changes for the Bluebirds then as Jones, Zaha and Daehli come in for Bellamy, Fabio and Gunnarsson.
Cardiff have netted 10 goals in their last four games; as many as the team had scored in the previous Premier League 18 matches.
The Eagles have averaged one goal every 13 shots this season, the lowest conversion rate in the top flight.
Only Cardiff (7) have picked up fewer points away from home in the top flight than Crystal Palace this season (8).
Goals have been the problem on the road. Palace have scored fewer goals away from home than any other team in the top flight (6) and have failed to find the net in five of their last six road trips.
The omens aren't great for the visitors. Crystal Palace have won none of their last nine visits to Cardiff City in all competitions (D4 L5).
Cian Hughes has sent in his prediction: "Hi! Don't really like Cardiff at all. They might just about avoid going down but my prediction says Palace 2-1 win."
Huge game for both sides today. With Palace poor on the road, we make Cardiff favourites at 13/10, with the Eagles 21/10 to earn a vital three points. Odds here --> http://www.skybet.com/football/premier-league/event/16372922
It is fair to say that with only a 0.67 average point return per game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has flattered to deceive so far. Can he improve that record today?
Tony Pulis has never been relegated as a manager? Can he further enhance his chances or preserving that record today?
Palace are only five points clear of the dropzone themselves, and a rare away victory today would go a long way to boosting their chances of Premier League survival.
This is a huge encounter at the bottom of the Premier League, with Cardiff in dire need of a vital three points that will keep their dwindling hopes of survival alive.
Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of Cardiff's crucial clash with Crystal Palace at the Cardiff City Stadium.