Warnock has Cardiff on a roll
NEIL WARNOCK (right) made it seven points out of nine since his appointment as Cardiff boss with a narrow win at Nottingham Forest that took the Bluebirds out of the relegation zone.
Warnock saw his side turn in a dominant display to leave Forest supporters less than impressed after seeing their side slump to a seventh league defeat of the season.
Their mood was not helped when Warnock revealed that he applied to occupy the managerial hotseat at the City Ground in the summer but Forest chiefs opted to appoint Frenchman Philippe Montanier.
“I don’t know how we didn’t win by four or five,” said Warnock after a comprehensive win that was a bitter pill for the home fans to swallow.
Aron Gunnarsson and Joe Ralls both struck in the first half to give the visitors a two-goal lead at halftime.
Forest’s Thomas Lam was sent off midway through the second half for pulling Anthony Pilkington and the Bluebirds had numerous chances to wrap up the game.
Henri Lansbury set up a nervewracking finish as he netted from the penalty spot late on - but Cardiff held on to clinch a vital win, much to the delight of their supporters.
Cardiff return to action against Wigan next Saturday before facing Newcastle, Huddersfield and Aston Villa in November. – Agencies