Result: Cardiff City 2-0 Derby County

Mark Hudson
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Cardiff give their play-off hopes a massive boost by beating Derby County 2-0.

Cardiff City have given their play-off hopes a big boost by beating Derby County 2-0 this evening.

The Bluebirds took the lead after 24 minutes when Kenny Miller's shot hit the post, rebounding to Joe Mason who made no mistake with his effort.

The home side's lead was doubled just after the hour mark, and it was done in spectacular fashion. Mark Hudson saw Frank Fielding off his line and fired his effort in from inside his own half.

The second goal seemed to kill the game off for the home side as they comfortably saw the game out.

The result means that Cardiff stay sixth in the Championship table, while Derby drop a place to 14th.

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1Middlesbrough29176639162357
2Hull City29175745192656
3Burnley301510548262255
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29141143728953
5Derby CountyDerby301312540261451
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds301311645331250
7Ipswich TownIpswich3013983937248
8Birmingham CityBirmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff CityCardiff30111273833545
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest30101283125642
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves301010103940-140
12Brentford30117124244-240
13Queens Park RangersQPR3091293635139
14Preston North EndPreston3091292728-139
15Reading3099123333036
16Leeds UnitedLeeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn RoversBlackburn2861392525031
19Fulham29611124449-529
20MK Dons3077162442-1828
21Bristol City30610142547-2228
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton WanderersBolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton AthleticCharlton3059162656-3024