Date: 4th January 2016 at 11:33am
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Blackburn’s Championship season continued with a one-nil defeat against Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday

Cardiff took the lead in the second half when Joe Mason followed up after Craig Noone had seen his shot blocked on the line by Shane Duffy to give the home side the points.

Blackburn’s threat was limited with Shane Duffy’s header, early in the second half, about as good as it got but Cardiff ‘keeper David Marshall wasn’t overly troubled as he made the save.

The above video shows the highlights from this game at the Cardiff City Stadium with defeat seeing Blackburn drop well off the play-off places and too close to the bottom three again down to 17th.

These were the other results.

Friday 1st January 2016
Brighton 0-1 Wolves
QPR 1-2 Hull

Saturday 2nd January 2016
Birmingham 2-1 Brentford
Bolton 0-2 Huddersfield
Burnley 0-0 Ipswich
Cardiff 1-0 Blackburn
Charlton 1-1 Nottm Forest
Fulham 0-1 Sheff Wed
Leeds 1-1 MK Dons
Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby
Preston 2-1 Rotherham
Reading 0-1 Bristol City

Not the start to the year Brighton wanted, with the way the last ended carrying on into the New Year with a one-nil defeat to Wolves at the Amex Stadium meaning the promotion bid took another setback.

Brentford also suffered a blow to their play-off hopes too with a late defeat at St Andrew’s meaning Birmingham won two-one to keep their play-off bid going whereas the battle of the top two ended with Middlesbrough remaining firm favourites for the title with a two-one win over Derby at the Riverside Stadium.

The relegation battling sides, Bolton and Rotherham were beaten by Huddersfield and Preston, respectively, to leave them starting 2016 very much in trouble with Charlton collecting what could prove to be a crucial point from a one-one draw at the Valley with Nottingham Forest.