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Result: Reading 1-2 Cardiff City

Result: Reading 1-2 Cardiff
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Goals from Peter Whittingham and Mark Hudson see Cardiff move up to fourth in the Championship after victory at the Madejski.

Cardiff extended their unbeaten run to six games with a hard-fought win at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon.

Bluebirds top scorer Peter Whittingham opened the scoring after just 118 seconds with a long-range chip.

The score remained 1-0 until 20 minutes from time, when Mark Hudson doubled Cardiff's lead after a Whittingham free kick.

Jimmy Kebe, who had earlier had a goal disallowed for offside, gave the Royals hope with a headed effort but the visitors held out to notch their third straight win.

Malky Mackay's side move up to fourth, nine points behind table-toppers Southampton, while Reading remain 14th.

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