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Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading

Cardiff moved to within two points of the Championship play-off places following a 2-1 win over Reading at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Peter Whittingham netted the winner for Cardiff from the penalty spot. Credit: Cardiff moved to within two points of the Championship play-off places following a 2-1 win over Reading at the Cardiff City Stadium.

An own goal from Royals defender Alex Pearce and a penalty from Bluebirds midfielder Peter Whittingham secured victory for the home side.

Russel Slade has now won all four home league games since he took over as Cardiff manager.

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Vincent Tan calls Wigan owner and manager 'racist'

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has hit out at Wigan owner Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay calling them both 'racists'.

The Malaysian businessman was speaking after Whelan gave an interview to the Guardian where he said 'Jews chase money more than anybody else' and said it was acceptable to refer to Chinese person as a 'chink'.

Tan sacked Mackay, who was appointed Wigan manager on Wednesday, as Cardiff boss last year.

It was later revealed that Mackay had exchanged offensive text messages with a former colleague.

Mackay has apologised for his involvement in the texts and denied he had prejudices, saying: "I'm no racist. I'm no sexist. I'm no homophobe. I'm no anti-Semite."

Vincent Tan employed Malky Mackay at Cardiff. Credit: PA

"I think he insulted the dignity of all Jewish people. I think he insulted the dignity of Chinese," Tan told the BBC.

"I'm so disappointed the chairman of Wigan, a big club, is also a racist. This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.

"I hope that stops at two racists in Wigan, not snowballing to 2,000 or 20,000 racists in Wigan."

Whelan has since apologised for the comments, saying he did not mean to cause offence.

The Wigan said earlier: "I apologise on my behalf and on behalf of the club. We do not ever want to insult any nation or any person in the world."

Police appeal after man attempts to grab boy in Blackwood

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a "suspicious" incident in Blackwood on Wednesday evening.

An 11 year old boy was approached by a man when walking down Fairview Hill at about 8.25pm.

"The man raised his arm as if in attempt to catch hold of him but failed to so and didn't run after the boy", a spokesperson said.

The boy returned home safely and was not harmed.

The man is described as being mixed race, clean shaven and in his late 30s.

He had dark messy hair and was wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark top which may have had a zip up the front.

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