Cardiff manager Malky Mackay hailed the resilience of his side after seeing them strengthen their position at the top of the npower Championship table with a 2-1 win against struggling Wolves.

Two goals from Fraizer Campbell saw Cardiff open up an eight-point gap over Watford and Hull with a game in hand on their two closest pursuers.

Cardiff, who withstood a late Wolves rally after Bakary Sako had pulled a goal back, had been beaten by Brighton in their previous game to end a nine-match unbeaten run and Mackay was pleased to see them bounce back immediately from that setback.

He said: "It was never going to be easy here and I have never had an easy game at Wolves.

"They have players with Premiership quality and I was delighted with the way that we played and controlled the game to get our three points.

"We knew that Wolves would throw caution to the wind after half-time and they did and I thought we handled that well. I was pleased with the way we saw the game out in the last 10 or 15 minutes."

Wolves manager Dean Saunders has taken just four points from a possible 24 since taking charge and his side 11 games without a win in the Championship.

Saunders said: "There were a lot of positives to take out of the game but we made two catastrophic mistakes.

"We conceded a goal from a long throw and to make matters worse I had walked the players through that before the game and shown them on the DVD. It was one of those goals that keeps you awake as a manager.

"Then we conceded from another mistake and I think Carl will be the first to hold his hands up because nine times out of 10 he usually comes and catches that."