Cardiff played out a goalless draw at second-bottom Wigan.
The Bluebirds hardly had any chances all game. They had nothing to fight for as they far away from the play-off places and the relegation zone. Wigan on the other hand, will go down if Birmingham avoid defeat at Aston Villa on Monday. Their hopes of remaining in the Championship are out of their hands.
In the first half, both sides struggled to get a foothold in the match and the first shot on target didn’t come until well after the half hour mark. Michael Jacobs did have a shot for Wigan which went well wide. Reece Burke also had an effort for Wigan, but his shot went narrowly wide to the left.
Wigan almost broke the deadlock when Craig Morgan fired over the bar from close range. Cardiff did have a decent chance in the first half, but Craig Noone hit the bar from a difficult angle. Both teams struggled to carve out clear-cut chances.
In the second half, substitute Nick Powell could have given the hosts the lead, but substitute Rickie Lambert was on hand to block the shot. City also came close to going in front, but from Rickie Lambert’s header from a Noone cross, Bruno Manga was unable to get to the ball to tap it in.
Wigan look like a team heading for League One. They are six points from safety with only six more points to play for. They have been unable to recover from a poor start which saw them with five points from the first nine games. They have the second-worst goal scoring record in the league, with 39 goals in 43 games.
Cardiff remain in 13th place, with the rest of this season planning for next season. But, their winless away run stretches to six games. The rest of the games will give Neil Warnock a chance to see who he wants to keep and who he’s going to get rid of in the summer.
Next up for the Bluebirds they are at home to second-placed Newcastle on Friday, the 28 April. Hopefully they can get back to winning ways against a tough opposition.