Last Updated: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:24
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay was pleased with the way his players bounced back from last week's shock defeat against Peterborough by winning 1-0 at Leicester.
The Foxes dominated the first half but found themselves behind Craig Bellamy produced a clinical finish to volley home Craig Conway's cross.
The goal was against the run of play, with Andy King and Jamie Vardy both hitting the bar and goalkeeper David Marshall producing a superb save to keep out a header from Wes Morgan.
Cardiff continued to deny the Foxes in the second half and Conway was in the right place to clear David Nugent's header off the line.
"This was a really big win for us after losing to Peterborough and it was smashing the way we bounced back from that. I'm delighted," he said.
"We knew we were coming to play a very good team and that it was going to be tough. But I think this was a great advert for the Championship - and I'm not saying that just because we won. It was two teams playing attractive football and at a hell of a tempo.
"The goal was a great strike from Bellamy and it showed the quality we have. But it was just as impressive to see the way he was closing players down in the last five minutes of the game. It shows what a team player he is.
"He is beginning to get match-fit, because he has been unfortunate with injuries. In this game he never gave the defenders a minute's peace. He is comfortable being with this group of players and enjoying his football.
"But it was also a good defensive performance all round, and I think David Marshall is the best goalkeeper in the division."
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