MANAGER Neil Warnock relished his winning return to Elland Road after masterminding Cardiff’s 2-0 win at former club Leeds United.
Skipper Sean Morrison headed the first goal conceded by Leeds at Elland Road in 630 minutes midway through the second half and Kenneth Zohore added the Welsh club’s second 10 minutes later.
“We set our stall out, they’re a good side,” said Warnock, who spent 14 months in charge of Leeds before parting company with the club in April 2013.
“We had to be on top of our game really and I thought the first 20 minutes were really helpful, we quietened the crowd a little bit and didn’t give them much space in midfield to pick the holes, which they’re very good at.” Warnock was not the only former Leeds boss to enjoy his return to the stadium as he was accompanied by assistant Kevin Blackwell, who spent just over two years in charge at Elland Road until September 2006.
“I brought Blacky because I knew he’d get some stick! Whereas I didn’t get any,” Warnock joked. “To be fair the crowd was very good with us. It was super today. I know they’ve gone home disappointed but they haven’t got to forget where they’ve come from.
“They’ve got a vibrant, young side who had problems they couldn’t solve today but it is an exciting place to be at the minute.
“I’m really pleased for them because the crowd were always waiting for this type of thing to happen and I think it’s finally going to be here.”