- Injury-time Bamba strike takes Cardiff out of bottom three
- Dunk headed Brighton in front, Paterson nodded in equaliser
- Brighton's Stephens shown straight red
More from Neil Warnock: "We are everybody's favorites to go down, and we need three or four players In January, but we have come along way in 18 months. You can't say no to coming in Premier League and we are going to enjoy it.
"I didn't even realise it was my 100th game until yesterday. Then it will be about my 70th birthday. But I don't feel it and I feel really proud to be manager of this group."
Brighton boss Chris Hughton on the Cardiff winner: "We should be going home with a point. The last goal was offside. We knew we'd be under pressure when we went down to 10 men, but we stayed in the game.
"The hardest thing to take is you are reliant on good decisions by officials and the last goal was shown to be offside. It makes it even harder."
On Dale Stephens' red card: "I think Dale has given the referee a decision to make. I'm quite sure that other referees wouldn't have given a red card.
"The studs weren't not up, and I'm not sure he catches the opponent. There are so many grey areas. I'm quite sure that this ref on another occasions wouldn't have given it.
"But the offside is the decision I'm more annoyed with."
Brighton boss Chris Hughton says he thinks Cardiff winner was offside too and his team should be going home with a point. He also thinks the red card was debatable.
Full quotes to follow.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock: "You have to work so hard for wins like this. We've come on that quickly over last 18 months, but we are getting better every game. It was a blow to go down to that goal, Sol goes to sleep and it's fitting he got the winner."
Lots of debate whether Sol Bamba's winner was offside. Brighton have no doubt about it.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Shane Duffy said: "There's a lot of anger at the minute. We felt like we deserved a point, and we are disappointed at the end.
"We knew he was offside straight away, you could see the reaction of players. There's a lot of anger in the dressing room."
Alex: If Warnock does keep Cardiff up this season, it'll be a bigger achievement than when he kept Rotherham up in the Championship.
Cardiff goalscorer Callum Paterson: “Every game is a must win game. People have written us off since the start of the season but it’s up to us to show we are capable of being in this league.
“Today’s win shows we have a never say die attitude and we will keep going right to the end.”
Sol Bamba says he is "buzzing" after that win for Cardiff and said he "wanted to make amends" after being at fault for Brighton's goal.
He says the win was "massive" before the international break and admits he wasn't booked despite taking his shirt off during the celebrations. "The referee asked me if I took my shirt off and I said no."
Rainydays: How was Bamba not given offside then? This is getting embarrassing
Samuel: As soon as I saw that Cardiff goal go in I thought there was at least one offside in the build up. VAR required? Think it's more down to a lack of quality officials in recent years.
So eight points now for Neil Warnock's team as he milks the crowd for all its worth. And why not?
He reckons it will be a record low points total to survive this season.
It's certainly a step in the right direction and a perfect tonic before the international break.
Former Wales defender on BBC Radio 5 Live
It is going to be down to the wire, it is going to be tight all the way to the end of the season for Cardiff but I think they know that.
A second win of the season for Cardiff moves them out of the bottom three on Neil Warnock's 100th game in charge.Copyright: Getty Images
Whistles all around the stadium as Cardiff hang on. Buoyant doesn't quite sum it up.
Cardiff set to move out of the bottom three.
Former Wales defender on BBC Radio 5 Live
Sol Bamba was at fault for the Brighton goal. Brighton just can't clear the ball and Bamba rifles it in to the roof of the net.
That is a big, big goal for Cardiff City.
Alex: Huge goal for Cardiff. If they hadn't won this game, I'd have given them absolutely no hope of staying up.Copyright: Reuters
Brighton can't hang on! Sol Bamba creates a goalmouth scramble as he hits the post with an overhead kick, then Callum Paterson hits the bar.
Fortunately, it comes back to Bamba who smacks it into the net.
He lost his man for Brighton's goal, and he's the most relieved man in Wales.
Another Victor Camarasa shot is well saved by Mat Ryan. Good little battle between these two. Junior Hoilett's shot is then well blocked.
Brighton hanging on a bit now.
From one of those crosses, Lewis Dunk's diving header clears the danger. But Victor Camarasa thumps a shot toward goal which Mat Ryan does well to stop and hold onto to.
Moments later, Cardiff win a corner. Can they?
Cardiff have a couple of chances to get into dangerous areas, but their crossing has been poor today as another one is over-hit.