Cardiff City 3 Leeds United 1: Warnock says US singer inspired win

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock celebrates after the final whistle. PIC: PA
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock celebrates after the final whistle. PIC: PA
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Cardiff manager Neil Warnock revealed he had drawn inspiration from veteran singer Neil Sedaka as the Bluebirds returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Kenneth Zohore scored twice and Junior Hoilett added a beauty as Cardiff swept aside Leeds 3-1 to replace them at the league summit.

Leeds had skipper Liam Cooper sent off at the end of the first half before Kemar Roofe struck a consolation for the visitors.

Warnock later pointed out the unlikely role that Sedaka had played in Cardiff’s win after watching the American in concert last week.

“I was watching him and wondering what’s he still doing it for. He’s 78 and he was fantastic,” said 68-year-old Warnock.

“The fans were brilliant there and that’s how I feel at times.

“Like Neil Sedaka said, it’s what keeps you going.”

On the victory, Warnock added: “I’m proud of the whole club, the fans were fantastic, the players responded and I thought there was excitement all over the show.

“I thought the strikers looked dangerous all the time and it was great to see Ken get two taps-ins.

“I told him it would be one from a yard that gets him back on it.”

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