Forest's play-off hopes took a knock in today's game in Cardiff and in the end they were well beaten.Rudy Gestede scored twice as Cardiff edged to within a single point of promotion to the Premier League with an easy win over Nottingham Forest.
Heidar Helguson scored the opener on 26 minutes, heading home Craig Bellamy's free-kick.
Forest were reduced to 10 men before the break when Darius Henderson was dismissed for a stray arm on Helguson.
Two second-half headers from Helguson's replacement Gestede secured the win for Malky Mackay's side.
Forest are now 7th but equal on points with Bolton Wanderer's but with an inferior goal difference.
Source: Forest MAD