Last Updated: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:33
Cardiff recorded a ninth straight home win to climb above opponents Middlesbrough with a 1-0 victory.
The Welsh side edged ahead just before the 20-minute mark when recalled defender Matthew Connolly found space at the back post to head home his fourth goal of the season from Peter Whittingham's right-wing cross.
Tony Mowbray's men were almost on level terms after 31 minutes when Argentinian midfielder Emanuel Ledesma struck a dipping drive which cannoned off the crossbar.
The visitors had another good opportunity to restore parity on the stroke of half-time when Lukas Jutkiewicz's blocked shot rebounded into the path of Scott McDonald, but the Australian striker fired over.
Malky Mackay's side almost doubled their advantage when Whittingham's low free-kick travelled through a crowded penalty area and almost caught out Boro keeper Jason Steele 10 minutes from time.
Jutkiewicz then blazed over when clean through late on as the Bluebirds hung on for victory.
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