Preston's Alex Neil: "I don't think there was a lot in the game. I think the biggest frustration was that we found ourselves in good areas but didn't make the most of the opportunities. We were wasteful. They tended to score from their opportunities. Ours were more off-target.
"Their second goal was really poor defending from our part. We should be tight, stop him playing, stop them playing that pass for Mendez-Laing to run through. Even then we should take a foul, bring him down and take a booking, stop the game. But we don't."
Cardiff's Neil Harris: "It's a huge win for us. We felt it was really vital that we followed up the performance and result against Leeds with another solid one today. It's a big confidence boost for us and pushes us in the right direction.
"What pleased me most was the character. When you are 1-0 up away from home you want to see it out. To bounce back, like we did after they equalised so quickly, and go on score two more goals is testament to my players' character."