Cardiff survived a Crystal Palace barrage to gain only their second point of the season on their travels as they edged clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Andros Townsend flicked a shot against the crossbar and Luka Milivojevic hit the post for the hosts who dominated possession but disappointed in front of goal.

Cardiff though, still smarting from their 5-1 defeat to Manchester United, delivered the sort of performance that Neil Warnock sides are renowned for – doggedly defending and attempting to counter when possible.

And while Palace had 31 shots on goal, they failed to build upon their clinical victory at Manchester City four days ago.

Cardiff had limited opportunities to score, and they were denied the ultimate smash-and-grab victory by Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, who superbly saved from Kadeem Harris at point blank range.

The result leaves Palace in 14th place on 19 points while Cardiff remain 17th on 15 points.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 31Guaita
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 5Tomkins
  • 12Sakho
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 18McArthur
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 7MeyerSubstituted forWickhamat 63′minutes
  • 11Zaha
  • 10Townsend

Substitutes

  • 1Speroni
  • 2Ward
  • 6Dann
  • 14J Ayew
  • 15Schlupp
  • 21Wickham
  • 42Puncheon

Cardiff

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Peltier
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4Morrison
  • 22BambaBooked at 31mins
  • 3Bennett
  • 23K Harris
  • 21CamarasaBooked at 77minsSubstituted forGunnarssonat 90+1′minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 33HoilettBooked at 45minsSubstituted forArterat 90+2′minutes
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 7Arter
  • 11Murphy
  • 12Smithies
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 18Cunningham
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 24Madine
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
25,206

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home31
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Cardiff City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Cardiff City 0.

Attempt missed. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Connor Wickham.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace).

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace).

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Kadeem Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Harry Arter replaces David Junior Hoilett.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Aron Gunnarsson replaces Víctor Camarasa.

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Offside, Cardiff City. David Junior Hoilett tries a through ball, but Bobby Reid is caught offside.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Attempt missed. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Attempt blocked. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

Attempt saved. Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace).

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Víctor Camarasa (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Offside, Cardiff City. Bruno Ecuele Manga tries a through ball, but Sean Morrison is caught offside.

Foul by James McArthur (Crystal Palace).

David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace).

Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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