Instant Reactions - Cardiff v Brentford (18/11/17)
Following yesterday's clash between Cardiff City and Brentford, here are the instant reactions from both managers.
Cardiff City hosted Brentford at the Cardiff City Stadium for a 3pm kick off on Saturday November 18, and the hosts took a two nil victory courtesy of first half goals from Joe Ralls and Danny Ward.
Brentford's Neal Maupay did miss an open goal in the first period as well and that may have made the difference as Brentford lost their longest unbeaten run in the Championship.
Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Damour (Gunnarsson 69), Bryson, Ralls, Feeney (Paterson 73), Ward (Gounongbe 80), Hoilett.
Tomlin, Pilkington, Connolly, Murphy.
Bentley, Clarke, Egan, Bjelland, Barbet, Yennaris, Woods (McEachran 77), Jozefzoon (Canos 60), Sawyers, Watkins, Maupay (Vibe 61).
MacLeod, Mokotjo, Daniels, Mepham.
Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Andy Madley blew the final whistle, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock explained.
'I'm really proud of the lads today after a difficult week. Right from the first training session, they have focused because we knew we'd be under the cosh. I think they're the only club in the league to have had more crosses and shots than us, so that's testament to Dean Smith's side and ours, as we have created chances for supporters to watch. I didn't want them to score late on and we managed to get a clean sheet which gives us a good platform to go to Barnsley.'
Brentford head coach Dean Smith in his comparitive interview explained.
'I feel we were unlucky today, we had enough chances to get something out of the game today, we had 25 attempts and 14 inside the penalty area. In a normal game you would score two or three of those. It felt like it wouldn't go in for us today. Some of our build-up play was very good, but I'm disappointed with the manner in which our goals were conceded. Neal knows he should have scored and 999 times out of a thousand he does. He's had one of those moments you don't want to see on a football pitch.'