X

Sunday 16
December

Cardiff City

Bluebirds boss rues missed pen

5th December 2018, 03:02 by Michael Holland

Neil Warnock admitted his Cardiff side's penalty miss was crucial as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at West Ham.

Cardiff, still without an away win this season, blew a golden chance to take the lead when Joe Ralls saw a first-half penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

Referee Graham Scott pointed to the spot after Marko Arnautovic shoved Junior Hoilett in the area but Ralls could not take advantage, and with it went Cardiff's chance of a first away win of the season as Lucas Perez and Michail Antonio made them pay.

Josh Murphy headed in a scrappy consolation goal for Cardiff in stoppage time, but the damage was done and Warnock was left to think about what might have been.

"I thought it showed we could win games away from home tonight," Warnock said. "I said to Manuel in the technical area 'how can we be losing?' If the penalty goes in you could just sense the crowd felt it wouldn't go their way.

"But it takes guts to take a penalty - I wouldn't even watch one. We looked a decent side, we played some good stuff and it would have been interesting to see the penalty go in."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Cardiff City

Cardiff City

Cardiff to check on trio ahead of Hornets test

14th December 2018, 17:42

Cardiff will assess the fitness of Danny Ward, Kenneth Zohore and Greg Cunningham ahead of Saturday's trip to Watford.

Cardiff City

Cardiff striker watched by Baggies

14th December 2018, 11:39

Cardiff City striker Ibrahim Meite is being tipped to move on in January and has emerged as a target for Championship side West Brom.

Cardiff City

Cardiff to gamble on Whitehouse

13th December 2018, 18:23

Cardiff City are looking to sign Tadcaster Albion's Billy Whitehouse in the next few weeks, according to reports in the British press.

Cardiff City

Cardiff missed out on Westwood

13th December 2018, 10:43

Cardiff reportedly failed in their attempts to bring in out of favour Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood last summer.

Cardiff City

Cardiff linked with Bowen swoop

12th December 2018, 16:59

Hull City's topscorer Jarrod Bowen is reportedly a target for Cardiff City in January but the asking price could be a stumbling block.

Cardiff City

Cardiff in talks to land 12-goal Argentine ace

12th December 2018, 11:05

Cardiff City have reportedly held talks with Nantes over a January swoop for 12-goal striker Emiliano Sala - who could cost over £18m.

Recent Sport Headlines

Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea close in on BVB star Pulisic

16th December 2018, 19:04

Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is set to join Premier League side Chelsea in a £60million deal at the end of the season.

Juventus

Juventus ready to re-sign Pogba

16th December 2018, 18:50

Juventus could be set to re-sign Paul Pogba in the January transfer window as Manchester United are ready to sell.

Valencia

Valencia hit by Guedes blow

16th December 2018, 18:49

Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes faces around two months on the sidelines after requiring surgery on his abdomen.

Boxing

Santa Cruz trilogy the target for Frampton

16th December 2018, 18:20

Carl Frampton is keen to face Leo Santa Cruz for a third time after his showdown with Josh Warrington on Saturday.

Chelsea

Sarri plays down Hazard concerns

16th December 2018, 18:18

Maurizio Sarri expects Eden Hazard to recover from the knock he picked up during Chelsea's 2-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday.

Rugby Union

Foster backed by outgoing New Zealand coach

16th December 2018, 18:17

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says his assistant coach Ian Foster would make a "great head coach".

Arsenal

Emery has no complaints about defeat

16th December 2018, 18:11

Arsenal boss Unai Emery accepted Southampton deserved their victory after the Saints claimed a 3-2 win at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

Match Reports

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United

16th December 2018, 18:08

Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to be Liverpool's hero as they defeated a limited Manchester United side at Anfield.