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Bluebird's chances of survival strong after win at Watford

Cardiff made a comeback at Vicarage Road, securing a victory after conceding an early goal from Sarr. Kion Etete and Cedric Kipre scored in quick succession, followed by Kaba's acrobatic goal just before half-time. This win moved Cardiff up two spots to 19th and dented Watford's play-off hopes. The fact that both teams have gone through three managers this season only highlights the current instability at the respective clubs but generously highlights Cardiff's current determination to fight and remain in the Championship.

Lamouchi can absolutely take comfort in Cardiff's improved chances of staying in the Championship as their rivals QPR and Reading failed to earn points tonight. However, currently 14 points clear, The Hornets poor performance in the match not only shot Watford's playoff chances in the foot, but the frustration was on full display as shown by a mid-match pitch invasion by a fan.

After defeating Bristol last Saturday, Wilder's team not only broke their streak of eight games with only one victory but also reduced the pressure on themselves. The win only fuelled their playoffs hopes, and they appeared to be oozing with confidence as they effortlessly broke through Cardiff's static defence to score the opener in the 11th minute.

But it was Kaba's wastefulness in midfield that allowed Louza to deliver a pass to the far post, where Keinan Davis headed the ball back across the goal, leading to Ismaila Sarr's tap-in. This goal briefly dropped Cardiff into the relegation zone. Bluebirds were lucky not to be trailing by 2 goals following a Cedric Kipre's last-ditch tackle on Kamara.

Watford's offense was dangerous at times, but their vulnerability at the back led to an 11-minute implosion before halftime. Etete and Kipre scored within moments of each other, and Kaba's incredible bicycle kick left Watford struggling for the remainder of the game allowing Bluebirds to pick up all three points at Vicarage Road as the relegation battle continues and Watford's playoff hopes narrow down.

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