& # 39; We & # 39; re alive and kicking & # 39 ;: Neil Warnock, proud as Cardiff keeps the season alive with victory over hard-to-beat Brighton
- Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison helped Cardiff defeat Brighton
- The win leaves Cardiff two points out of safety with four games left
- Neil Warnock is convinced that his players can make a remarkable escape
Neil Warnock declared Cardiff & # 39; s Premier League survival bid & # 39; alive and kicking & # 39; after winning a crucial 2-0 win with fellow fighters Brighton.
The 18-placed Bluebirds arrived at the Amex Stadium five points drifting from their opponents and with many bookmakers and experts writing their chances to prevent an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.
Goals on both sides of the break from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison reduced the deficit to two points with four games remaining.
Neil Warnock insisted that Cardiff still be alive & # 39; is after a major win over Brighton
Despite the fact that he was chasing Liverpool on Sunday and ended the season in Manchester United, city manager Warnock retains the hope of making an unlikely big escape.
& # 39; There were so many experts this morning who said it would be our last game in the Premier League. We are alive and kicking, & Warnock said.
& # 39; I was proud of the performance: it was disciplined, I think we could have created a few more (opportunities), but overall I was very happy with all the departments.
& # 39; I have never lost the idea that we can win games. But whether we can get enough points is a different ball game.
& # 39; I think today we were 100-1 in something (downgrading) – that was 100-1. There is a lot of water to go.
& # 39; Now Sunday's game becomes at least as important. It is a great opportunity Sunday, full house against one of the best teams in the world, and we have not yet been relegated. & # 39;
Center back Sean Morrison sealed the win with his first Bluebirds goal in almost a year
Mendez-Laing, one of the three players recalled by Warnock, justified his inclusion by taking an excellent attack home to end a nice 22-minute counterattack.
Captain Morrison sealed the win early in the second half by his first goal in almost a year after Victor Camarasa's free kick.
Warnock admits he has no target in mind to beat the fall.
& # 39; No, we don't. We may not get another point. I really don't know, & he added.
& # 39; But we are well able to collect points from all the teams that we have to play.
& # 39; You may think I am in the land of the cuckoo, but I think we have that gift on our day. & # 39;
Seagull boss Chris Hughton admitted it was a & # 39; bad week & # 39; was for his side after the defeat
Brighton & # 39; s fourth consecutive league-defeat without scoring let them look anxiously over their shoulders and enter a tough run-in that includes games against Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City.
After a fierce start of the game, the seagulls failed to come back by being beaten 5-0 by Bournemouth on Saturday and were booed by the home team.
Albion manager Chris Hughton admits that his poorly performing players are going through a crisis of confidence, but believes they can recover to maintain their top flight status.
& # 39; At the moment it is a big blow and a bad week & # 39 ;, Hughton said.
& # 39; I really believe we will stay up late because we have to. It is very in our own hands.
& # 39; It was a very bad week, and it's not a nice feeling right now, but we have to do it the way we can use it, because we have to make sure we get enough points to stay in this division.
& # 39; Trust is a problem, yes. That is normal. If you don't win games, your self-confidence is right. & # 39;
Seagulls striker Glenn Murray headed a post in injury time, while Lewis Dunk was denied a first half penalty after he appeared to be knocked down by Bruno Ecuele Manga.
Hughton added: & # 39; I wasn't sure then, but I've seen it since. It is a clear punishment. & # 39;
Glenn Murray went straight down in injury time when Brighton got a huge blow