City into Carling Cup semi finals

Last updated : 30 November 2011 By Michael Morris

gerrardA superb evening at Cardiff City Stadium saw sadness, tears, joy, passion and celebration.

Gary Speed was remembered with applause, and then with silence. Thank you to the players, officials and fans of Blackburn Rovers for their respect as well as the home players, officials and fans.

After early Blackburn pressure Cardiff took the lead. Gunnarsson capitalised on Pedersen's mistake and his inch perfect pass set up Kenny Miller who made no mistake.

Cardiff then took control. 5 mins in the second half it was 2 nil.

Miller won possession wide left and looked to have got lucky when handball wasn't called against him. The ongoing move resulted in a City corner that Anthony Gerrard headed in via a deflection from Filip Kiss.

Blackburn looked to rally late on but their efforts were in vain. Cardiff, with Miller leading the line made a mockery of the difference in divisions and saw out the match to the exuberance of the home support.

Absolutely superb. Well done Malky Mackay and Cardiff City.