Warnock has Cardiff on a roll

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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

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