Cardiff waste chance to boost EPL promotion push

2018-04-25 09:49
Neil Warnock. (Getty Images)

London - Cardiff's bid for automatic promotion to the Premier League suffered a blow on Tuesday as Derby improved their play-off prospects with a crucial 3-1 win.

Neil Warnock's second-placed side could have moved four points clear of third-placed Fulham with a win at Pride Park.

With only two games left in the Championship season, that would have put the Bluebirds in pole position to join already-promoted Wolves in the top flight.

Cardiff were on course to achieve that target after Callum Paterson gave them a half-time lead.

But defensive errors allowed Cameron Jerome to score twice either side of a Matej Vydra strike as Derby ended a run of three straight defeats to move back into sixth place above Millwall.

Barnsley are fighting for Championship survival after Nottingham Forest cruised to a 3-0 win at the City Ground.

Lee Tomlin scored a spectacular goal before setting up another for Ben Brereton and sub Apostolos Vellios netted a late third.

The result meant Forest boss Aitor Karanka dealt a severe blow to his old friend and Barnsley manager Jose Morais, who he worked alongside at Real Madrid on Jose Mourinho's staff.

Third-bottom Barnsley are two points adrift of safety, behind 21st-placed Bolton, with two games left to play.

Morais will hope that Karanka does him a favour before the end of the season, however as Forest face a trip to Bolton on the final day.

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