Both players scored as Ipswich beat the League leaders 5 - 1 at Portman Rd this midweek.

The point gained by Cardiff at Southampton means that City are just three points from the top of the Championship.

The big movers near the top were Birmingham City. Their 4 - 1 win at Leeds helped them into 4th place, four points behind Cardiff but with a game in hand.

The defeat for Leeds spelt the end of the road for Simon Grayson who was sacked on Thursday morning.

City's next opponbents, Blackpool, also enjoyed a win and they sit in 7th place only 5 points behind City.

Cardiff have reached 50 points and have played 28 games.

League table:

HomeAwayOverall 
#TeamPlWDLFAWDLFAWDLFAPtsGD
1 West Ham United 28 8 2 3 22 13 8 3 4 22 16 16 5 7 44 29 53 +15
2 Southampton 28 11 2 2 31 12 4 4 5 20 19 15 6 7 51 31 51 +20
 
3 Cardiff City 28 9 2 2 27 16 4 9 2 18 14 13 11 4 45 30 50 +15
4 Birmingham City 27 9 4 0 22 6 4 3 7 23 21 13 7 7 45 27 46 +18
5 Middlesbrough 28 5 7 2 15 12 7 3 4 18 18 12 10 6 33 30 46 +3
6 Hull City 28 8 1 5 16 13 6 3 5 12 12 14 4 10 28 25 46 +3
 
7 Blackpool 28 9 3 2 24 10 3 6 5 21 25 12 9 7 45 35 45 +10
8 Reading 28 7 4 4 21 14 6 2 5 14 13 13 6 9 35 27 45 +8
9 Burnley 28 5 4 5 22 15 8 0 6 19 18 13 4 11 41 33 43 +8
10 Leeds United 28 7 2 5 21 21 5 4 5 23 21 12 6 10 44 42 42 +2
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 7 3 3 20 12 5 3 7 11 18 12 6 10 31 30 42 +1
12 Derby County 28 8 2 4 20 14 4 3 7 13 22 12 5 11 33 36 41 -3
13 Leicester City 28 6 4 5 22 17 4 5 4 16 15 10 9 9 38 32 39 +6
14 Barnsley 28 7 2 6 26 24 4 4 5 15 20 11 6 11 41 44 39 -3
15 Crystal Palace 28 4 8 2 13 10 6 0 8 14 18 10 8 10 27 28 38 -1
16 Portsmouth 27 7 3 3 19 10 2 4 8 13 19 9 7 11 32 29 34 +3
17 Peterborough United 28 6 2 6 28 25 3 4 7 17 22 9 6 13 45 47 33 -2
18 Watford 28 5 4 5 19 20 3 5 6 11 19 8 9 11 30 39 33 -9
19 Ipswich Town 28 6 1 7 25 23 3 3 8 18 32 9 4 15 43 55 31 -12
20 Bristol City 28 4 3 6 12 14 4 3 8 13 23 8 6 14 25 37 30 -12
21 Millwall 28 5 5 5 17 18 2 3 8 10 19 7 8 13 27 37 29 -10
 
22 Doncaster Rovers 28 4 5 4 10 12 2 1 12 13 33 6 6 16 23 45 24 -22
23 Nottingham Forest 28 3 2 10 11 26 4 1 8 11 20 7 3 18 22 46 24 -24
24 Coventry City 28 5 4 5 17 15 0 3 11 7 23 5 7 16 24 38 22 -14