Cardiff boss Malky Mackay heaped praise on two-goal hero Heidar Helguson whose second half double sealed three points at Portman Road, where hosts Ipswich were beaten 2-1.
New on-loan signing DJ Campbell had used his hands to give Town a 1-0 half-time lead, before the 35-year-old Icelandic striker netted twice after the break.
Mackay said: "He's sitting in a bath of ice right now after running himself dizzy. He's an absolute credit to himself and his profession.
"People were questioning his lack of goals but no-one can fault his effort, work-rate and energy.
"Youngsters should look up to him because he was still chasing balls at the end. He was immense.
"We deserved the three points considering the pressure we put them under in the second half. We got stronger the longer the game went on.
"It was a classic game of two halves. Ipswich deserved to be in front at half-time but we dominated the second half."