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CARDIFF City pro­duced a mag­nif­i­cent fightback to stun Nor­wich City 3-1 on Fri­day night.

The Blue­birds, who went be­hind to a Marco Stieper­mann strike, re­sponded with goals from Joe Ralls, Ju­nior Hoi­lett and Omar Bogle to cruise to a fourth suc­ces­sive win.

These are the main talk­ing points to emerge from the match... THE COME­BACK KINGS STRIKE AGAIN THIS was the third home game this sea­son in which Cardiff have come from 1-0 down to sal­vage valu­able points.

They went down early on against Queens Park Rangers and won 2-1, snatched a late 1-1 draw with Sh­effield Wed­nes­day and against Nor­wich pro­duced some­thing spe­cial to turn a poor per­for­mance on its head.

In away games at Bur­ton, Fulham, Wolves and Sun­der­land, Cardiff also con­jured up late goals to win points from draw­ing po­si­tions, mean­ing they have now se­cured nine points from los­ing po­si­tions so far this term. That’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween be­ing sec­ond and fifth in the ta­ble.

More im­por­tantly, they are show­ing the kind of char­ac­ter and re­solve needed to re­main at the top end of a ruth­less di­vi­sion.

In other words, Cardiff are dif­fi­cult to budge, both in a 90-minute con­test and from the promo­tion pic­ture. Un­der-es­ti­mate them at your peril. A TALE OF TWO SPOT-KICKS JOE Ralls looked all set to con­firm him­self as Cardiff City’s Mr Re­li­able from the penalty spot when some­thing vir­tu­ally un­prece­dented oc­curred.

Hav­ing slot­ted his first penalty be­yond An­gus Gunn to level the scores on 48 min­utes, Ralls con­fi­dently stepped up hop­ing to make it 3-1 after Gunn had brought down Lee Tom­lin. But he tried to be too cute. The penalty went straight down the mid­dle, with Gunn mak­ing a sim­ple stop hav­ing in­tel­li­gently stood his ground.

Yet Neil Warnock re­vealed af­ter­wards that Ralls shouldn’t have been tak­ing it in the first place. The man­ager usu­ally changes his penalty-taker if his side get a sec­ond spot-kick.

“It’s a les­son for me,” said Warnock. “Be­cause I’ve never al­lowed let any­body to take two penal­ties in the same game.

“I for­got to men­tion it to them, but we never get two penal­ties.”

Ralls has three from four spot­kicks this sea­son, a de­cent record. But he might find in the fu­ture he never takes more than one in a sin­gle match. BOGLE COMES BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IF peo­ple doubted the way Warnock han­dled the fall-out from Omar Bogle’s red card at Bris­tol City – “I can’t say any­thing good about him be­cause he’s cost us the game” – then this 45-minute cameo from the back-up striker fur­ther high­lighted the Cardiff boss as an ex­em­plary man-man­ager.

Bogle was in­tro­duced at half-time for a weary-look­ing Danny Ward and im­me­di­ately pro­vided a spark the Blue­birds were hitherto lack­ing.

He com­bines the pace of Ward with the strength of Ken­neth Zo­hore and, with three goals in his last three matches, knows how to find the net. His non­cha­lant flick to con­vert Cal­lum Pater­son’s cross for Cardiff’s third goal was a thing of beauty – and well de­served for a matchdefin­ing per­for­mance.

The former Grimsby Town striker has surely put him­self right in the mix for a reg­u­lar start­ing berth if he can con­tinue in this vein. He just needs to watch his tem­per­a­ment and stay in Warnock’s good books. THE RISE AND RISE OF SEAN MOR­RI­SON SEAN Mor­ri­son has re­ceived his fair share of crit­i­cism over re­cent years.

There was a vo­cal por­tion of Cardiff fans who wanted the cap­tain side­lined for a Bruno Manga-Sol Bamba cen­tre-back pair­ing.

But it fi­nally looks like Warnock’s faith in the man who wears the arm­band is pay­ing off.

Be­cause while Manga looked a

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