Cardiff back on top

  • Last Updated: December 2 2012, 18:13 GMT

A review of Sunday's action in the npower Championship.

  • Craig Conway scores Cardiff's winner against Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Burnley celebrate Sam Vokes' equaliser against Blackburn. 

Craig Conway made history as he secured Cardiff's 10th successive home victory with 10 minutes remaining against Sheffield Wednesday and sent the Bluebirds back to the top with a 1-0 win.

The Scot finally made the breakthrough with a left-footed drive that meant his side leapfrogged Crystal Palace back to the summit and took their places in the Cardiff record books.

In the second period Gary Madine almost fired Dave Jones' men into the lead against his manager's former employers, only to be denied by the reactions of David Marshall.

Just when it looked like Wednesday would end the only 100 per cent home record in English league football, Conway intervened with his first goal of the season.

  • Championship
Position Player Score
1 Cardiff 41
2 C Palace 40
3 Leicester 36
4 Middlesbro' 35
5 Hull City 35
6 Watford 33
7 Millwall 33
8 Brighton 31
9 Blackburn 29
10 N Forest 29
11 Leeds 29
12 Blackpool 28
13 Charlton 28
14 Burnley 28
15 Huddersfld 28
16 Derby 27
17 Wolves 25
18 Bolton 25
19 Birmingham 24
20 Ipswich 20
21 Barnsley 17
22 Bristol C 15
23 Sheff Wed 15
24 Peterboro 13

Burnley substitute Sam Vokes headed an 89th-minute equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw against bitter rivals Blackburn in the east Lancashire derby.

The match was billed in some quarters as a shoot-out between Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes and free-scoring Burnley counterpart Charlie Austin, and the latter found Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson in inspired form.

Robinson also did superbly to thwart Martin Paterson and, having weathered the storm; Rovers drove forward after the restart.

They broke through in the 65th minute when Rhodes caught Burnley's back line flat-footed and found space to head home Mauro Formica's right-wing cross.

But it was another striker, Wales international Vokes, who brought Turf Moor to its feet, planting a free-kick from fellow substitute Junior Stanislas beyond Robinson three minutes after replacing Chris McCann.

Blackburn have only one win from seven games since Henning Berg's appointment as manager and lie ninth in the npower Championship - one point and five places above Burnley.


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