X

Saturday 23
February

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

Warnock impressed by Watford

22nd February 2019, 12:23

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock says Watford are the best team outside the top six ahead of their Friday night clash.

Cardiff City

Camarasa nearing Bluebirds start

22nd February 2019, 09:39

Cardiff City are hoping Victor Camarasa will be fit enough to start against Watford on Friday night in the Premier League.

Cardiff City

Warnock talks up survival bid

21st February 2019, 16:29

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock feels they can have a "happy ending" to the campaign if they can maintain their current standards.

Cardiff City

Sala fee deadline extended

21st February 2019, 04:54

Cardiff and Nantes have agreed to extend the deadline on the first instalment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala until February 27.

Cardiff City

Madine moans about losing confidence during Cardiff spell

20th February 2019, 15:43

Gary Madine lost "fitness, confidence and goals" during his time at Cardiff, but his Sheffield United loan has cured his homesickness.

Cardiff City

Cardiff threatened with FIFA by Nantes over Sala cash

20th February 2019, 13:48

Cardiff have been warned by Nantes that they will go to FIFA in a bid to claim the first instalment of Emiliano Sala's £15million fee.

Recent Sport Headlines

Match Reports

Cardiff City 1-5 Watford

22nd February 2019, 21:53

Gerard Deulofeu grabbed a hat-trick as in-form Watford thrashed Premier League strugglers Cardiff 5-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Match Reports

West Ham United 3-1 Fulham

22nd February 2019, 21:45

West Ham came from behind to defeat relegation-haunted London rivals Fulham 3-1 at the London Stadium on Friday night.

Manchester City

Laporte signs City extension

22nd February 2019, 19:15

Aymeric Laporte has pledged his future to Manchester City by signing a new two-year extension to his deal at the Etihad Stadium

Match Previews

Chelsea v Manchester City

22nd February 2019, 18:50

Chelsea and Manchester City will battle for the first piece of silverware of the season when they clash in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Rugby Union

O'Shea backs Italy to cause Ireland problems

22nd February 2019, 18:47

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea feels his side can cause Ireland problems during Sunday's Six Nations showdown in Rome.

Match Previews

Arsenal v Southampton

22nd February 2019, 18:33

Arsenal can give their top-four hopes a major boost by claiming a positive result over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Manchester City

Guardiola wary of Blues backlash

22nd February 2019, 18:08

Pep Guardiola claims his Manchester City side's recent 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea could work against them in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Everton

Zouma deal in the balance over Blues ban

22nd February 2019, 18:00

Everton's hopes of signing loan defender Kurt Zouma on a permanent basis this summer could be hit by Chelsea's transfer ban.