"We paid a lot of money for 'Chops' by this club's standards and he has started to repay that with goals," said Dave Jones.
"That's what he is all about. I thought his movement, the runs he made were superb, top-notch.
"These kind of results don't come along too often so we will enjoy it and then it will be straight back to the grind.
"We still have work to do. We know everything is not hunky-dory.
"We need consistency. You can't turn it on for one game and then switch if off in the next, but this was a performance that was well overdue.
"It will probably quell the doom-mongers for a couple of days at least. When things are not going well everyone calls for change, get rid of the manager, the players.
"But it takes time to get things right. We are capable of being a force in this division."
A rather beleaguered Nigel Clough recognised City would be a force in this division.
"We haven't been very clever on the road at all this term," he said.
"But that was the worst performance of the lot.
"We came here decimated by injuries, but there's no point whingeing about that.
"The first goal knocked the stuffing out of us, but at 2-1 we were right back in it.
"If we had shown a bit more conviction and purpose, it might have been a different story.
"But Cardiff were due a result like this after the last few weeks. Unfortunately, it came against us.
"Without a doubt, they are a force to be reckoned with in this division, and I fully expect to see them up there come May."