Cardiff were pegged back twice by Brentford late on, as there was a flurry of late goals.
In the first half, City went ahead through a Peter Whittingham penalty in the 24th minute. Whittingham has nearly been at Cardiff for a decade and coolly slotted the penalty in. The penalty came from a Andreas Bjelland foul on Sean Morrison. Brentford were frustrated by Cardiff keeper Brian Murphy, who was making his debut. He made a couple of fine saves to keep out Brentford.
Brentford dominated the match and were working really hard to try and get the equaliser. Murphy’s first save was from Ryan Woods and then made an even better save to deny John Egan with 15 minutes left. They finally scored in the 84th minute through a Sullay Kaikai wonder strike. He cut inside from the left and fired in the far corner.
But, Cardiff thought they had found the winner in the 88th minute through Kenneth Zohore. He raced clear before firing beneath Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley. Again Brentford had a response, as John Egan crossed for Kaikai to head home his second goal and deny City the three points. Neil Warnock was again frustrated by the Cardiff defending.
The Bluebirds are now 19th, 4 points above the relegation zone. Next up is a trip to top of the table Brighton on Friday, the 30th of December.