Stoke City got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.
The Potters distanced themselves from the bottom three thanks to an own goal from Callum Paterson and a Joe Allen finish from close range.
Michael O’Neill’s men are now three points ahead of the bottom three having responded to back-to-back defeats.
For Cardiff, the defeat ends a run of fine form which saw them install themselves as playoff outsiders.
The Bluebirds went seven games unbeaten before suffering defeat to the Potters on Saturday.
Cardiff fans have been reacting to the defeat on social media since the full-time whistle on Saturday.
Here’s what a selection have had to say…
Cardiff are now six points off the top six, sitting in 10th ahead of their clash with Nottingham Forest in mid-week.
The Potters are in 19th, 13 points worse off, and they go up against Blackburn on Wednesday.