Cardiff 7pts Championship lead

Cardiff City are now seven points ahead at the top of the Championship, after beating Birmingham City 1-0 on New Year's Day.

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Mackay hails Cardiff's 'momentum and consistency'

Malky Mackay says he's 'delighted' with Cardiff City's 'momentum and consistency', after they won 1-0 away at Birmingham City. The Bluebirds are now seven points clear at the top of the Championship, after closest challengers Hull City drew at Blackpool.

Mackay said 'it is about making sure about the game you are in and keep chalking them off. It was a professional-like performance. It has been a tough period but we have the momentum and consistency which I am delighted about.'

Joe Mason's fifth goal of the season was enough for Cardiff's third 1-0 win in four games Credit: Nick Potts / PA Wire / Press Association Images

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