"Our defence has been working so hard and it's good to get another clean sheet, especially here.
"Now and again the forwards get accolades because of goal threats.
"But I thought my left-back especially, Andrew Taylor, was outstanding.
"But I can't really single him out because the other boys at the back and our goalkeeper were good as a well."
"I'm delighted the performance and the result equalled each other," Mackay said.
"It's one of those performances where we keep a clean sheet, score three goals, have other chances and are playing against a very good team.
"Our decision making was good all over the pitch and all I think we got stronger as the game went on. They were outstanding to a man today.
"It's a long season and there's a lot of games to come and it's very early on.
"We will go into every game knowing this is a long hard season, knowing consistency plays a key role, knowing injury and suspension plays another key role.
"If you work hard, have talent and a little bit of luck then that's when you can do well.
"Hard work is something that's ingrained in myself and my staff and been ingrained in these players in the last year since I've been here and it won't change."
"In the last two games we have passed and moved and Cardiff's crowd were on top of their team at the start, but goals change games and that's what Cardiff did.
"The goals we conceded weren't good enough from our point of view. Cardiff played well but they won't score easier goals in their lives than those they got against us.
"We had a spell like this last season so we just have to put our heads down and get through it."