Date: 5th March 2017 at 9:57pm
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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock turned to humour following Saturday’s defeat to Queens Park Rangers.

Having taken the lead at Loftus Road through Sol Bamba’s 45th minute goal, the hosts levelled just after the hour mark in the game, but a late own goal from Jazz Richards delivered them all three points in the encounter.

Speaking to Wales Online in his post game press conference, clearly there was frustration and disappointment that we didn’t at least take a point from the clash, but Warnock praised Richards for the quality of his finish.

The gaffer wasn’t too harsh on him as he deflected the ball beyond Allan McGregor as he tried to get a block in on Matt Smith’s effort, but he couldn’t resist joking.

‘He took it well didn’t he? Swivelled and put it in the top corner! I don’t think Smith was going to score, was he? It was going miles wide but that’s unfortunate isn’t it?’

Warnock went on to explain that he felt inexperienced referee Darren England got several decisions wrong in what was his first Championship level match.

‘It was the young referee’s first game in charge and I was a bit disappointed really in that situation. When you’re one goal up, cruising, to give them a chance like that…The ref got conned to give away a free-kick for the second goal. Rallsy doesn’t touch him, the kid gives and he gives a free-kick and they score from it.’

The same outlet also have Warnock talking about the warm reception he received from his former club, but also his criticism of QPR’s long ball tactics.

‘I`m not surprised by the reception. I love them here and they`ve been brilliant with me. They won`t forget that year in a rush.’


‘It`s changed now. It`s long ball all the time now to (Matt) Smith – whack it up from the back and see what they can get off him.’

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