Cardiff City won 3-1 at Preston North End today, as the Welsh club move into the top-six of the Championship table.
Neil Harris will be delighted with how his team has come back since the break. First they claimed a shock win against Leeds United, before claiming another upset today after beating play-off hopefuls Preston at Deepdale.
Joe Ralls opened the scoring midway through the second-half, opening the door for further Cardiff goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Robert Glatzel late on.
Daniel Johnson had levelled things for Preston, but they prove no match for a rampant looking Cardiff.
After the game. several Cardiff players took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the win, and on making it into the top-six.
Great win and all round team perfomance today 👏🏼 all big games at this stage of the season and we’ve got another one to rest and recover for on Tuesday 💙
— Joe Ralls (@Joe_Ralls) June 27, 2020
— Joe Bennett (@JoeBennett27) June 27, 2020
Massive 🌲 points and great team performance let’s keep going 👊🏾💙 #CityAsOne
— Junior Hoilett (@jnrhoilett) June 27, 2020
Great win for the troops today! Tough place to come but 3 points and up into playoffs ! 🔥🔥
— Callum Paterson (@Callump7) June 27, 2020
Great win on the road, followed up from last week nicely. Not pretty but we found a way to win 🤩 keep this momentum building ⚽️
— Will Vaulks (@WillVaulks) June 27, 2020
The play-offs have long been the aim for Cardiff this season, but after seeing how poorly they’d started under Neil Warnock, and then how many games they were drawing through the middle-section under Harris, few thought they had a chance of getting anywhere near the top-six.
Enough teams have been in the mix throughout, but Cardiff have restarted the strongest, and they overtake a Preston side who’ve long been looking as though they would drop out of the top-six.
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Harris must be commended for the job he’s done so far. He’s certainly had his critics since his contested appointment at Cardiff, but looking at the table now, fans will be delighted. Obviously there’s still a way to go to ensure their spot in the top-six, but after today, Cardiff’s theirs to lose.