Cardiff dented Brighton’s automatic promotion hopes in the Championship while boosting their own play-off aspirations with a decisive win.
Three goals in the opening 30 minutes from Peter Whittingham, Anthony Pilkington and Lex Immers put the Bluebirds in control.
Dale Stephens pulled one back for Brighton but Whittingham’s penalty settled matters.
Brighton stay third in the table, while Cardiff are up to seventh.
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