Date: 1st November 2014 at 11:21pm
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A first defeat under Russell Slade was quickly put behind us as Cardiff maintained the 100% home record that we’ve got with a 3-1 win over Leeds at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.

Defeat to Millwall was a setback but with a third win from four games we’re now within touching distance of the Championship play offs, which you wouldn’t now rule out would you when they looked a million miles away back along!

Peter Whittingham has already shown his ability from deadballs, or open play, plenty this season let alone over his Bluebirds career and he forced Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri into an early save from a freekick.

Anthony Pilkington header was also kept out by Silvestri with Leeds then having the best chance of all when Steve Morison was picked out by a Stephen Warnock cross but he headed over when well placed.

Souleymane Doukara didn’t exactly test David Marshall but he did give him something to think about before Adam Le Fondre spurned two chances.

Whittingham’s deliveries gave the former Reading striker a couple of good headed chances but he put both of them wide when well placed as the chance to lead at the break was missed.

You do always worry when chances aren’t taken that they’ll come back to haunt you, fortunately we stated the second half in similar vein before finally breaking through.

Leeds didn’t clear and that allowed Sean Morrison to head Craig Noone’s cross back to Bruno Manga, his defensive partner who was obviously signed to defend the goals but any that he can chip in with will be accepted, for him to score his first for us around the hour putting us ahead.

Federico Macheda added the second shortly after to give us breathing space, scoring his third goals in four games with the slight aide of a deflection off Leeds defender Jason Pearce.

Alex Mowatt gave Leeds hope of coming back when he beat Marshall from a Doukara cross, after he had got the better of Fabio, which worryingly so many seem to!

Kenwyne Jones eased the tensions and made sure of the points when he made the most of a defensive mistake to wrap up the points. Silvestri and Giuseppe Bellusci got in a mess with the striker given the easiest of chances to secure the points.

Play offs here we come?

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