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Warnock: Cardiff are ‘alive and kicking’ after winning relegation six-pointer

Neil Warnock says Cardiff are ‘alive and kicking’ after seeing his side beat relegation rivals Brighton 2-0 at the Amex stadium.

Goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison sealed a vital win for Warnock’s side, who moved to within two points of Brighton – and safety – as they bid for Premier League survival.

With just four games remaining, the win has given Cardiff hope of retaining their top-flight status and Warnock insists he ‘never lost belief’ in his side’s hopes of staying up.

“There were so many pundits this morning said it would be our last game in the Premier League. We’re alive and kicking,” Warnock told his post-match press conference.

“I was proud of the performance: it was disciplined, I think we could have created a few more (chances) but overall I was delighted with all the departments.

“I’ve never lost belief that we can win games. But whether we can get enough points is a different ball game.

“I think we were 100-1 in something today (to be relegated) – 100-1 on that was. There’s a lot of water to go.

“At least now it makes Sunday’s game more important. It’s a great occasion Sunday, full house against one of the best teams in the world, and we aren’t relegated yet.”