Neil Warnock says his Cardiff City side are getting better every game after they recorded their second win of the season in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1, the away side taking the lead but hit by a red card for Dale Stephens in the first half.
Brighton took an early lead, Lewis Dunk putting the visitors ahead, heading home from a Solly March free-kick.
The home side were level just before the half hour, Kadeem Harris producing a good run and the ball fell to Callum Paterson who scored from close range.
Brighton's task was made more difficult after a contentious red card on 34 minutes, Stephens sent off after a challenge on Greg Cunningham.
Warnock's side increased the pressure in their efforts to make the extra man pay but they had to wait until the final minute of normal time to grab the winner, Sol Bamba hitting the post and then Paterson the crossbar before Bamba reacted quickest to force the ball home.
It was Neil Warnock's 100th game in charge of the Bluebirds and, after seeing his side escape the bottom three with the victory, he said the team are improving all the time.
He said: "You have to work so hard for wins like this. We've come on that quickly over last 18 months, but we are getting better every game. It was a blow to go down to that goal, Sol goes to sleep and it's fitting he got the winner.
"We are everybody's favourites to go down, and we need three or four players In January, but we have come along way in 18 months. You can't say no to coming in Premier League and we are going to enjoy it."
The result takes Cardiff onto eight points and they need other results on Saturday to go their way if they are to be out of the bottom three during the international break.
Cardiff are next in action in two weeks when they travel to Everton. They are 13/2 for the win with Marco Silva's side 4/11 and the draw 4/1.
Cardiff are 20/1 to win the game 1-0.
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