• As Cardiff City secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the Club's history, we take a look back at their successful season.
  • Their campaign gets off to a good start when Mark Hudson scores in the last minute to sink newly promoted Huddersfield, first game of the season.
  • Despite disappointing results against Bristol City and Brighton, the Bluebirds got their season back on track with wins at Millwall, Wolves and Leeds.
  • A thrilling clash with Charlton at the Valley ended in a 5-4 defeat for the Welshmen.
  • The Bluebirds responded by stringing together a six game unbeaten run, including wins over Hull, Middlesbrough and the 4-1 demolition of Blackburn.
  • League strugglers Peterborough put an end to the unbeaten run, but Cardiff had gained some considerable breathing space at the top of the league.
  • Craig Bellamy fired Malky Mackay's side back to winning ways in a 1-0 win over fellow promotion contenders Leicester City.
  • That win sparked a nine game unbeaten streak as Cardiff asserted themselves at the top of the table with wins over Blackpool and Crystal Palace.
  • After Brighton broke the unbeaten streak the Welsh side's form became patchy, as they failed to win at Derby County, Leicester and Middlesbrough.
  • Another defeat to Peterborough left fans concerned as Watford and Hull were closing the gap on what had previously appeared to be an unassailable lead.
  • A 3-0 win at home over a struggling Blackburn Rovers rebuilt the Bluebirds' confidence, but they were aware the biggest test was yet to come.
  • Cardiff's crunch match came against third place Watford, and though the Welsh side sat top of the league a win for the Hornet's may have spelled trouble.
  • The game ended in a 0-0 draw, as Mackay's men clinched a point and kept the distance between themselves and the chasing pack.
  • A draw against Barnsley and a win over Nottingham Forest meant that Cardiff knew a point from their clash with Charlton would secure promotion.
  • The game with Cardiff was a tense affair, as the visitors threatened to ruin the party after creating a series of chances.
  • The Welsh side held on though, with the players mobbed by fans after the final whistle in jubilant scenes at the Cardiff City Stadium.
  • Malky Mackay has managed to guide the Club to the Premier League for the first time in its history, and will surely be the man to lead them next season.
  • Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan has bankrolled this Cardiff side, and has pledged to invest more money in the club ahead of next season.

Cardiff's promotion season

As Cardiff City secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the Club's history, we take a look back at their successful season.