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A Peter Whittingham goal won the game for Cardiff in a game where they had to come from behind.

It was a game between two sides who have nothing to fight for and it threatened to be a game with lack of action. Both sides are realistically out of contention for promotion and safe from the threat of relegation. 

Both sides squandered chances in the first half. After Whittingham had passed the ball out to Joe Bennett on the left, he crossed the ball in for Junior Hoilett, who fired over the bar. Brentford also had a chance with Yoann Barbet forcing a superb save from Allan McGregor in the Cardiff goal.

Brentford were the team who controlled possession in the first half, crowding the midfield. Cardiff on the other hand, looked to stretch the game with pacy wingers Hoilett and Kadeem Harris. Brentford’s patient possession game did come to good use at the end of the first half.

In the 42nd minute, Konstantin Kerschbaumer got the ball, before charging through the Bluebirds defence and squaring it for Sergi Canos to finish low into the bottom corner to put the away side in front.

A minute after the restart, Cardiff levelled through Sean Morrison. Whittingham floated in a corner, and Morrison got above his marker to head home. City enjoyed more of the possession after the equaliser and took the lead in the 76th minute. Harris got the ball from Joe Ralls, before crossing it in for Kenneth Zohore who headed it down for Whittingham who finished with a right foot half-volley into the bottom corner.

City remain in 14th, one point behind Brentford in 12th, who had their three-match winning run in the Chanpionship ended in this match.

Next up for the Bluebirds is a trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 14 April.