Cardiff managed to finish the season strongly after the 2-2 draw at Hull City. This got the praise from manager Malky Mackay after the match. He said that the players have shown incredible resilience over the course of the campaign not only to automatically get promoted to the Premier league, but to also maintain the push till the end of the season. Cardiff could have taken their foot off the pedal in the last few matches of the season after having known their fate. They did not only get the automatic promotion, but they also won the Championship title as well.
Cardiff are coming into the final match of the season on the back of the consecutive draws, but they managed to avoid defeat in the final day of the campaign following a late goal from Maynard. Former Sunderland striker Frazier Campbell had given Cardiff the lead in the first half, but they went behind in the second half following goals from Proschwitz and Paul McShane. However, an injury time penalty from Maynard helped Cardiff preserve their unbeaten run. The last time the team suffered a defeat was back in the month of March.
Since the 2-1 defeat against Peterborough, they have been undefeated.
“It wasn’t easy to focus with the attention on the game, but I have got a great group of professionals. The season is about going out and playing 46 games and seeing where the land lies after that. I thought you saw that here where right until the end, both teams were trying to beat each other. That’s the way it should work. There was no way we wanted to lose and I don’t think we deserved to. I had three forwards on at the end, but I don’t think Hull were expecting any favours from me,” said Mackay.