Cardiff City lead Blackburn 1-0 at the break courtesy of Joe Mason's opener after five minutes at Ewood Park.
Joe Mason opened the scoring early on as Cardiff City secured a slender 1-0 half-time lead away to Blackburn Rovers tonight.
Only five minutes elapsed before the visitors moved ahead, as Joe Mason latched on to Lee Peltier's through-ball before slotting past David Raya.
Nevertheless, Blackburn initially responded well to the setback and came close to equalising on the nine-minute mark.
Goalkeeper David Marshall was handed a first start of the season after serving out a three-match ban, but there was no sign of rust as he kept out Nathan Delfouneso with a smart save.
Their momentum petered out and City almost doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when Anthony Pilkington's drive deflected narrowly wide of Raya's post.
Minutes later, Kagisho Dikgacoi drove inches wide from range after Raya spilled Joe Ralls's effort following a corner as the Bluebirds looked in full control.
It was Rovers who finished the half on top, as Shane Duffy spurned a good chance to grab a timely equaliser but he smashed over the bar from close range as the visitors survived.
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