Leeds United 0 Cardiff City 1: “It is a cruel game sometimes” - Warnock

Ross Barkley shields the ball from Cardiff's Andrew Taylor.
Ross Barkley shields the ball from Cardiff's Andrew Taylor.
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Leeds manager Neil Warnock claimed his side should have had two penalties during their 1-0 defeat against Championship league leaders Cardiff City at Elland Road.

And he accused referee Mike Dean of being in a bad position when Cardiff captain Mark Hudson appeared to handle the ball.

“It is a cruel game sometimes. Everything about today was cruel,” he said.

“We missed open goals and the young lad (Byram) made a schoolboy error. I thought Mike Dean was brilliant but he didn’t see the handball, when we all appealed, because he was in a bad position and should have been in a better one.

“He had three or four bodies in the way. The linesman could have helped him out, but they don’t, do they. Then there was another handball in the 93rd minute that wasn’t given.

“Our two centre-halves were magnificent, we played some good stuff against the top-of-the-table team and were better than them, so it’s very frustrating that we got nothing.”

Striker Fraizer Campbell scored the only goal of the game, just two minutes after stepping off the substitutes’ bench.

In-form striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga heads in the opening goal at Pride Park on Wednesday night. PIC: Tony Johnson

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