Cardiff gave manager Neil Warnock a happy birthday, as a spirited second-half fightback gave us victory over Norwich.
It was a scrappy first half with not many chances, but Marco Stiepermann gave Norwich the lead in the 43rd minute, who fired through a crowd of players from distance.
Cardiff were not at their best and we’re lucky not to be 2-0 behind just before the break, as Nelson Oliveira was unable to beat Cardiff goalkeeper with a simple chance.
Neil Warnock was clearly not happy with how Cardiff had played in the first half, as he made two changes at half-time. Those changes paid dividends within four minutes as the Bluebirds equalised.
As a corner was crossed into the box, Ivo Pinto was penalised for a push on Sean Morrison and the referee gave a penalty. Joe Ralls slotted the penalty in to draw Cardiff level.
Ralls then came very close to scoring, as he hit the bar from close range following a free-kick. In the 63rd minute, Junior Hoilett volleyed in to put the Bluebirds in front.
Josh Murphy had an effort saved by Etheridge after beating Bruno Manga. In the 77th minute, Cardiff had a fantastic opportunity to double the lead after Lee Tomlin had drawn a foul from Norwich keeper Angus Gunn. But, Ralls fired the penalty fired the penalty straight down the middle where Gunn was standing, and he saved it.
They did double the lead in the 80th minute through Omar Bogle, who finished from close range from a Callum Paterson cross.
Cardiff have now won four games i a row, whilst Norwich are now winless in eight games. The Bluebirds have closed the gap to Wolves to one point with Wolves playing on Monday. With 43 points this our highest ever number of points after 20 games. Norwich remain 15th.
Next up for the Bluebirds is a trip to Reading next Monday, the 11 December. Hopefully we can continue our winning form.