Last Updated: 25/09/11 3:19pm
The full-time whistle sounds and this Championship clash between Cardiff and Leicester ends in a goalless draw although the Foxes really should have snatched all three points right at the end when Vassell headed against the bar. Overall a draw is probably a fair result meaning Cardiff move up to sixth with Leicester three places below.
Peltier delivers a dangerous cross from the right wing for Vassell, whose downward header bounces up into the bar before Cardiff manage to clear.
A cynical tackle from Wellens on Kiss in midfield results in a yellow card. The Leicester man can have no complaints.
Konchesky flights the ball towards the back post but Bamba's downward header ends up in Marshall's hands.
Leicester have an opportunity to put a dangerous ball into the box after Wellens is fouled on the left wing by Kiss.
Vassell turns and shoots from the right side of the box but the home supporters are relieved to see the ball fly high into the stands.
Whittingham ends Leicester's spell of pressure by drilling the ball out of play from just outside the Cardiff box.
Leicester keep hold of possession in the final third for a long time but can't unlock the Cardiff defence.
The hobbling Gestede, who is playing through the pain barrier at the moment having picked up an injury earlier in this half, is the man to clear for Cardiff.
Cardiff have a free kick around 20 yards out after Bamba brings down Gunnarsson with a late lunge. The Leicester man is subsequently booked.
The visitors have a corner but it can't be taken until the referee has established order in a box of squabbling players.
You could say both sides have cancelled each other out today and it's hard to see either finding a winning goal from somewhere.
Cardiff have a free kick on the right after McNaughton is barged to ground by Konchesky, who is then booked.
Naylor is penalised for a foul on King. Cowie then kicks the ball away prompting the referee to book him.
Beckford obviously didn't look too happy about being taken off but he was showing no sign of scoring a goal.
McNaughton embarks on a mazy dribble before laying the ball off for Whittingham, who shoots wide and over from outside the box.
Leicester have tried to take the sting out of Cardiff's urgency in the last few moments and it seems to have worked.
Gestede gallops down the left as he chases a long ball but he's fighting a losing battle with that one. Not even Usain Bolt would have got to it in time.
The visitors have struggled to impose themselves in this second half and Eriksson must be pondering some changes.
A high cross by Gestede could cause problems for Schmeichel in the Leicester box but he takes an awkward catch.
Konchesky unleashes a ferocious effort from the best part of 40 yards and although Marshall spills it, the Cardiff stopper gathers at the second attempt.
McNaughton drives down the right wing and then into the area before cutting a low cross back for Gestede, who sees his first-time effort blocked by Mills.
Leicester come forward down the right and a cross into the box is cleared away by Anthony Gerrard's diving header.
Gestede sends a throughball into the box which Miller nearly latches onto before Schmeichel comes to collect.
Wellens takes the corner and Marshall is forced to touch it over the bar while under pressure from Vassell.
Actually Wellens was just a decoy on this occasion as Konchesky drills a firm shot at goal which Marshall does well to tip round the post.
Leicester now have an opportunity with a free kick around 35 yards out, with Wellens poised to take it.
Whittingham takes it and goes for goal at the near post but his curling effort only finds the side netting.
Leicester get the match back under way hoping to enjoy the better of play like they did in the first half but this time make it count with a goal.
Cardiff make their final change of the match before this second half begins with the injured Hudson being replaced by Darcy Blake.
Cardiff remain favourites at 7/4 to pick up all three points despite Leicester looking the more dangerous side going forward. The Foxes are 9/4 while the draw is now 11/8. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your in-running bets.
Clumsy control from Bamba gives Cardiff a corner just before the break but the hosts fail to deliver a dangerous cross into the box.
King beats his man down the right wing before strong defending from Aron Gunnarsson forces him out of play.
Peter Whittingham dinks a lovely pass into the area for Kenny Miller but the offside flag is raised just as the striker is about to shoot.
Earnshaw tries to use his pace to get round Mills but the former Reading man is no slouch and manages to win the ball.
Beckford and Hudson chase a long ball over the top and it's the defender who gets there first and plays it back to Marshall.
Andy King comes forward with the ball through the middle before dragging his shot from around 20 yards well wide of the post.
Wellens floats the ball high into the box and eventually it falls for Mills, who drills a fierce shot across the face of goal from the right.
Konchesky whips a cross in from the left but Beckford can't quite get his head on it and the chance is lost.
After neat build-up play, Don Cowie latches onto a lobbed pass over the top but his shot from a tight angle on the left side of the area is saved at the near post by Schmeichel.
The corner into the box finds Peltier, who is unlucky to see his powerful header cleared off the line by Earnshaw.
Leicester go down the other end and win a corner when Gelson Fernandes' shot from just inside the box is deflected over.
Earnshaw is right in the thick of the action already as he appeals for a penalty after going to ground under pressure from Sol Bamba. Quite rightly Mark Haywood sees it as good defending and waves play on.
It's a big blow to lose a key player like Conway so early in this encounter but Earnshaw is more than capable to produce the spark the hosts need.
Kasper Schmeichel has had precious little to do in the Leicester goal during the opening 20 minutes and the home crowd are getting a bit frustrated.
Darius Vassell beats a sloppy offside trap but after running too wide he allows the Cardiff defence to get back and his shot is deflected into the arms of Marshall.
Beckford wants a free kick after he falls to ground under pressure from Mark Hudson but the referee isn't interested.
Yuki Abe tries to be too clever by allowing a forward pass to run through his legs and Cardiff clear on the edge of the box.
Leicester look very composed on the ball but they'll want to make this spell of pressure count with a goal.
Sven-Goran Eriksson watches from the dugout knowing his expensively assembled outfit must start delivering to prove they are capable of automatic promotion.
The Foxes are yet to lose on the road in the Championship this season and are playing with plenty of confidence.
Leicester are clearly eager to get revenge for the Carling Cup defeat here in midweek and have made the better start.
Peltier races away down the right wing before cutting inside onto his left foot and drilling a shot towards the near post which Marshall easily saves.
Richie Wellens pumps a free kick from long range into the area but Matt Mills' header is tame and Marshall is able to collect with ease.
Leicester are beginning to dominate although there's no reason for Cardiff fans to feel too alarmed yet.
Lee Peltier floats a long ball forward into the box which Jermaine Beckford controls with his chest before shooting straight at Marshall.
Leicester work the ball well down the left wing but Paul Konchesky's cross swings out of play before being caught by David Marshall.
Neither side have managed to create any chances yet but the visitors are currently enjoying a good spell of possession.
Cardiff have scored in all of their 10 games this season in all competitions while Leicester have also been pretty prolific in front of goals so we should have plenty of goals today.
Cardiff get this this Championship clash under way with both sides looking for the victory which will propel them right into the thick of the promotion mix.
Before kick-off there's a minutes silence for the four Welsh miners who tragically lost their lives in south Wales.
Cardiff are the 13/10 favourites with Sky Bet to pick up all three points while Leicester are 2/1 with the draw priced at 12/5. My pre-match prediction is a 2-1 victory for the Foxes which is available at 10/1 and I'm going to say Beckford will net first at 13/2. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your pre-match and in-running bets.
Jules writes: "As a LCFC support, Beckford needs to step up to the mark today, we know what this team are about and need to punish them from there win in our midweek cup exit." You are right, the former Everton striker has yet to score a goal for his new club so he'll be eager to put that record straight today.
As you can see from the team sheet below, Malky Mackay has made wholesale changes to the Cardiff side which beat the Foxes on penalties in the Carling Cup in midweek. Striker Kenny Miller and defender Kevin McNaughton are back in the starting line-up for the second meeting with the Foxes in five days while goalkeeper David Marshall and midfield duo Filip Kiss and Don Cowie are the only players to keep their places. Defender Ben Turner won't make his debut after picking up an impact injury during the week and midfielder Stephen McPhail misses out with a groin strain. Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has also made wholesale changes to his team having swapped 10 players on Wednesday night. Captain Matt Mills is the only survivor with Kasper Schmeichel, Lee Peltier, Sol Bamba, Paul Konchesky, Yuki Abe, Gelson Fernandes, Richie Wellens, Andy King, Darius Vassell and Jermaine Beckford all being recalled. The referee is Mark Haywood from West Yorkshire.
The Cardiff team is: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Gerrard, Naylor, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Kiss, Whittingham, Conway, Miller. Subs: Elliot Parish, Earnshaw, Gestede, Mason, Blake.
The Leicester team is: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Vassell, King, Wellens, Abe, Fernandes, Beckford. Subs: Weale, Pantsil, Johnson, Danns, Schlupp.