Championship Review: Happy birthday for Warnock as Cardiff close in on Wolves

Neil Warnock enjoyed a happy birthday as his Cardiff City side beat Norwich City 3-1 in the Championship.

Cardiff City moved within a point of Championship leaders Wolves and put promotion rivals Sheffield United under pressure by coming from behind to beat Norwich City 3-1.

On manager Neil Warnock's 69th birthday, Cardiff recovered after falling behind to Marco Stiepermann's long-range 43rd-minute opener to put six points between themselves and Warnock's former club - who face Millwall on Saturday - in third.

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Joe Ralls levelled from the penalty spot after Ivo Pinto had been penalised for a shove in the box, with Junior Hoilett hitting home from a narrow angle to complete the turnaround.

Ralls saw a second spot-kick saved 12 minutes from time, but two minutes later Omar Bogle made the game safe from close range. Wolves will attempt to re-establish a four-point gap when they visit Birmingham City on Monday.

 

Meanwhile, Aston Villa missed the chance to leapfrog Sheffield United into third as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds United.

Pontus Jansson headed Leeds in front after 19 minutes, but substitutes Jack Grealish and Henri Lansbury combined to earn a share of the spoils for Villa, the latter scoring his first goal for the club from outside of the box.

 

 

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