It was a game of two contrasting halves with Norwich gaining a 3-0 lead before half-time.
Gary Hooper opened the scoring after 15 minutes. Simon Moore had done a good job of keeping out the striker’s early effort, but he couldn’t stop his header at the back post. Redmond crossed the ball to Jerome who flicked it towards the back post where Hooper pounced.
Lafferty bagged his first goal of the season on the 25th minute. He picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area, pushed the ball onto his right foot to unleash a curling shot that went in off the far post.
Cardiff were thrown a lifeline when Carlos Cuellar was adjudged to have tripped Adam Le Fondre just inside the penalty area. Peter Whittingham, the set piece specialist stepped up, but his fierce shot was saved by an outstretch John Ruddy, who guessed the right way.
Cameron Jerome made it 3-0 deep into first half injury time. Russell Martin charged into the penalty area and fired a shot. It was blocked, but fell nicely to Jerome who volleyed it in from close range.
It was only 3 minutes later and Cardiff had scored again. Kadeem Harris ran onto a long ball that was flicked on and he finished with a cheeky lob over Ruddy as he sprinted out to narrow the angle.
Cameron Jerome was named the Anglian Home Improvements Man of the Match after scoring his 14th goal of the season.