Result: Cardiff City 3-1 Bristol City

Malky Mackay
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Cardiff City rise to the top of the Championship with victory over Bristol City.

Three first-half goals saw Cardiff City end the weekend as leaders of the Championship.

Captain Mark Hudson opened the scoring for the Bluebirds, before Craig Conway and Rob Earnshaw added further goals before the break.

Transfer-linked Nick Maynard pulled a goal back for visiting City with eight minutes remaining when he turned in a cross from Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Cardiff play host to Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, August 17 while Bristol City travel to Leicester City on the same evening.

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2Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton14842189928
3Huddersfield TownHuddersfield149141612428
4Norwich CityNorwich148332619727
5Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham CityBirmingham146531916323
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10Leeds UnitedLeeds146261415-120
13Queens Park RangersQPR145451619-319
15Burton Albion144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich TownIpswich144551012-217
18Wolverhampton WanderersWolves144461617-116
19Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff CityCardiff144371322-915
21Derby CountyDerby14356711-414
22Blackburn RoversBlackburn143381422-812
23Wigan AthleticWigan142571316-311
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham1413101433-196