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Ninian Park (ATT 14,821) 23rd April 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

Cardiff Cardiff City vs Reading Reading

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Cardiff sink Royals

Last Updated: 23/04/05 6:30pm

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Cardiff boosted their hopes of Championship survival with a 2-0 success over play-off chasing Reading.

Peter Thorne and Cameron Jerome did the damage for The Bluebirds at Ninian Park, as Cardiff brushed aside a tepid effort from Steve Coppell's side.

Cardiff could have taken the lead through Richard Langley in the opening stages but he fired over before, in the 12th minute, Thorne broke the game's deadlock.

New boy Neal Ardley went down the right flank and from his delivery, Thorne connected to net his 14th goal of the season.

For Reading, Paul Brooker could have converted a leveller but Neil Alexander was equal to it in Cardiff's goal.

On the half hour mark and Jerome put the game beyond the visitors, when after Reading failed to clear a corner, he was clinical in his finish to dispatch Cardiff's second.

Thorne struck a post in the second period as Reading, who have only won six games on the road all season, struggled to find any foothold in what was a costly defeat.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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