Joe Ledley struck his second goal in as many games to give Cardiff their third win of the festive period, 1-0 at home to Plymouth Argyle.
The Wales midfielder enhanced his burgeoning reputation as his first-half strike was enough to clinch all three points for the Bluebirds.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 30th minute. Former Pilgrims full-back Tony Capaldi pounced on a poor clearance before drilling in a shot from the edge of the area which goalkeeper Romain Larrieu could only parry into the path of 20-year-old midfielder Ledley, who gratefully tapped home from close range.
A David Norris shot was deflected on to the post soon afterwards but there was little further goalmouth action until the final five minutes, when Ledley and then Argyle debutant Lukas Jutkiewicz went close at either end.