Date: 10th November 2016 at 3:16am
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Following the defeat to Newcastle United at the weekend, manager Neil Warnock has bemoaned the officiating on the day.

Travelling to St James’ Park for the game, Warnock’s anger at the final whistle was obviously with decisions on the day counting towards the two one loss Cardiff suffered, and the Chronicle Live have him saying in his post game press conference.

‘The referee and the linesman should be more educated. To rub salt into the wounds, the linesman gave the free-kick to them. It hurts. We should have got a penalty. We deserved better. There was so much wrong from them. The officials will go home and look at it with their advisers and say ‘Oh yeah, I made a mistake.’ But it hurts and we should have got a penalty. If we had the rub of the green we`d have left here with a point. I thought we were super.’

Having had the two nil lead but getting ourselves back into the match in the second half, Warnock also criticised Newcastle for timewasting in the game – as he certainly couldn’t fault the effort of the players – strongly believing they deserved that point.

‘I`m proud of the effort. At half-time some people might have thought they would get five or six. I thought we could do a lot better in the second half. The second goal killed us really. We were positive with our subs. You don`t often come here and see Newcastle waste time trying to get the points.’

As for the foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic on Sean Morrison, the BBC also have him quoted as saying.

‘It’s an absolutely nailed-on penalty and I’m so disappointed. The linesman is 20 yards away, the referee is quite close and we’re all waiting for him to point to the spot and the linesman gives a free-kick the other way. At this level officials have got to be better educated to know when a penalty’s given.’

There was also praise for the players in general.

‘There were a few contentious decisions that didn’t go for us but all credit to the players, I thought they were super. When you see the effort that my team put in and to be let down by people who should know better.’

With clear improvement in the second half, Warnock also wanted to talk about that.

‘I thought we looked a good decent side in the second half. They [Newcastle] started to panic and we had some good chances. You could tell the relief when the whistle goes because they knew only one team was going to score in the second half. We deserved better.’

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