Apr 13, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
3-0
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
Helguson (26'), Gestede (60', 66')
Mutch (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Halford (25'), Jara (36'), Guedioura (59'), Blackstock (59'), Lansbury (66'), Moussi (85')
Henderson (42')

Half-Time Report: Cardiff City lead 10-man Nottingham Forest

Cardiff City lead 1-0 against Nottingham Forest, who are down to 10 men at half time after Darius Henderson was sent off for an elbow.

Cardiff City are 1-0 up at half time in their Championship encounter with Nottingham Forest.

City took the lead midway through the half thanks to Heidar Helguson, and will play the second period with an extra man after Darius Henderson was sent off.

Cardiff's Heidar Helguson heads in the opening goal in the match against Nottingham Forest on April 13, 2013 © PA Photos

The league leaders started impressively, picking up the ball in good areas and delivering dangerous crosses into the box. Karl Darlow and the Forest defence dealt with the pressure well though.

Cardiff fashioned their first good chance 15 minutes in, when Helguson collected his own rebound to fire inches wide from the edge of the box.

He wasn't to be denied for long though, meeting Craig Bellamy's free kick to steer the ball home from six yards out.

Forest thought they were level five minutes later when Lewis McGugan curled the ball in from just outside the box. However, the referee had already give a foul against the midfielder for pushing Aron Gunnarsson.

With minutes to go until the break, the away side were reduced to 10 men. Andre Marriner judged that Henderson had thrown an elbow at Helguson, and produced a red card.

Cardiff fashioned another chance but Helguson missed from close range to ensure it is only 1-0 at half time.

Cardiff's Heidar Helguson heads in the opening goal in the match against Nottingham Forest on April 13, 2013
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