Win has Bluebirds on song
STRIKER Junior Hoilett scored a spectacular winner to earn Cardiff City a comeback 2-1 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday to lift it out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Cardiff climbed to 15th on 11 points from 14 games, five behind 11th-placed Wolves, who extended their winless league run to six matches.
It was a perfect 70th birthday present for Cardiff boss Neil Warnock.
“I said to the boys it’s about time they gave me something to celebrate,” Warnock said. “I’m really proud of them.
“I didn’t think we deserved to be 1-0 down. In the second half we were on the front foot for most of the time.”
Right back Matt Doherty celebrated his 200th league appearance for Wolves when he fired the visitors into an 18th-minute lead before Iceland midfielder Aron Gunnarsson equalised.
Hoilett then delighted the Bluebirds fans with a curling shot 13 minutes from time.
Wolves looked sharper in the opening stages, before lively Harry Arter, who hit the post on the stroke of halftime, engineered the equaliser. He put a high ball into the penalty box and Sean Harrison headed it down for Gunnarsson to blast it past Rui Patricio.