25-Feb-2018 14:14:33 | The Guardian
Neil Warnock promised Cardiff City would whip up an atmosphere and they delivered eight minutes from time as Kenneth Zohore’s goal fired his team to within six points of Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. For Warnock, an eighth career promotion is still very much on and the feelgood factor lives on in south Wales. Severnside derby defeat for the Robins means, while Lee Johnson’s team remain in the play-off picture, it is now one win in 10 league matches and any notable momentum has been surrendered.
Johnson spent most of the opening 45 minutes jogging and skipping up and down his technical area to keep warm. How supporters must have wished they could do the same during an attritional first half desperately low on quality, bogged down by the whistle-happy referee Paul Tierney, tit-for-tat fouls and hopeful pumped passes. It was the perfect afternoon for Lois Diony, the on-loan Saint-Etienne striker nicknamed “The Bull” by friends, to make his presence felt alongside Famara Diedhiou.
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