Sam Vokes scored the winning goal as Burnley beat Cardiff to extend the Bluebirds’ winless start to the season.
Vokes stooped to head home a Johann Berg Gudmundsson cross with 20 minutes remaining to leave Neil Warnock’s men above only Huddersfield in the Premier League.
Gudmundsson had headed Burnley in front with his side’s first effort on target six minutes after half-time.
Cardiff summer signing Josh Murphy, who had a first-half effort disallowed, equalised on the hour mark with his first Premier League goal.
But they were level for just 10 minutes as Vokes’ header took Burnley up to 12th in the table.
Concern grows for Cardiff
Cardiff came into the game having lost three consecutive Premier League matches, and have now gone 11 top-flight games without a win.
The Bluebirds are without a win in eight games in all competitions this season – their worst run since 1964-65.
Warnock made four changes to the side thumped 5-0 by Manchester City last time out, as Callum Paterson, Murphy, Kenneth Zohore and Sol Bamba started, while Burnley were unchanged from their thrashing of Bournemouth.
In terms of chances created, Cardiff had one of their better days this season.
Paterson was at the centre of things, shooting wide on 13 minutes and having a point-blank header cleared over the crossbar by Matej Vydra approaching half-time. He also had a credible penalty shout waved away seconds before the interval, when Ashley Westwood handled his acrobatic effort.
However, the visitors will also feel they should have had a spot-kick after Sean Morrison appeared to haul back Vokes.
Within two minutes of the latter incident, Burnley were in front as Gudmundsson headed home.
The Bluebirds should have been level inside two minutes, but Víctor Camarasa missed the target from 12 yards.
They equalised on the hour mark, however, when Murphy smashed home Bruno Manga’s cross.
Hart inspires Burnley revival?
While Burnley are yet to come close to hitting the heights they reached last season, goalkeeper Joe Hart has contributed to their improved form of late.
The Clarets have won back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time this season, and they achieved this victory despite losing defender James Tarkowski to injury during the first half.
Their ability to get a foothold in the game was, at least in part, down to Hart, who produced several excellent saves.
He twice kept his side level in the first half, first stooping low to his left to deny Zohore, who poked at goal after collecting Camarasa’s pass.
Hart also stood strong to deny the lively Murphy on 17 minutes, a strong arm diverting a fierce drive on to the post.
His best save, however, came on 67 minutes when he superbly tipped over a Murphy effort that seemed destined to give Cardiff the lead.
And Burnley made the Bluebirds pay for their wastefulness when Vokes netted the winner.
Man of the match – Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley)