Cardiff boss Neil Warnock praised the fighting spirit of his side after the 1-1 draw at Fulham kept them top of the table.

Substitutes Liam Feeney and Danny Ward combined for the latter to head home an 83rd minute equaliser which cancelled out Ryan Sessegnon’s earlier effort for the Cottagers.

Warnock felt it was a case of a point gained rather than two dropped and believes the result shows his side have a stomach for a fight.

“It was a cracking match. Both sides had chances and I don’t think anyone deserved to lose,” Warnock said. “We showed good character to come back with only seven minutes to go.

“Absolutely, it was a point gained because we’ll not get a tougher game than that.

Sometimes you don’t have to win to know you have a team of winners and though Cardiff’s winning start to the new season may have come to an end at Fulham, there were certain signs from Neil Warnock’s side to give as much satisfaction as three points.

The veteran manager himself suggested he would have taken before kick-off, even with the fact that he bemoaned a late penalty claim and a few missed chances at the death, that old winning habits die hard.

Yet, deep down, Warnock will know that Cardiff will win more games than they lose if they maintain the kind of resolve and refusal to accept a fate that showed itself on the banks of the Thames.

Against a side who play a brand of football almost unique to them in the Championship, a passing game so quick it feels like five-a-side at times, the Bluebirds found themselves on the back foot more than they have done so far this term.

Cardiff City remain top of the Championship table on 16 points after six games of the season played.

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