Date: 4th March 2009 at 9:23am
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Cardiff City manager Dave Jones was pleased with his side’s reaction but was disappointed with the way we allowed Barnsley back into the game. He told BBC Sport:


‘I thought the first half we played some super football and could have made life easier for ourselves.’

‘Second half, first 15 minutes we started sloppy and I think the first four or five passes we gave away, which gave them a little bit of momentum.’

[It was a..] bad goal to give away – we tried to pinch it on the edge of the box and there was no need to do that, but I think we deserved the victory because of the chances we had and their keeper kept them in it for a long time.’

Barnsley boss Simon Davey chose to criticeise the referee rather than his own side’s shortfalls. Whilst Cardiff City won a string of first half free-kicks, he and his side went about the game in the wrong way and paid the price:


‘It’s frustrating because I thought that the referee wasn’t up to standard.’

‘I can’t say much but he told me I couldn’t watch the match in the second half.’

‘When there is a hostile crowd some people can get overawed and influenced for decisions they have to make for the home fans.’