Tuesday 15 October 2019

It looks gloomy - Warnock

Wolves 2 Cardiff City 0

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock. Photo: Getty Images
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock. Photo: Getty Images

Nick Mashiter

Neil Warnock admits Cardiff's Premier League future looks gloomy after a demoralising defeat at Wolves. Two goals in two minutes from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez sealed a stroll for the hosts.

Cardiff never recovered from the quickfire strikes and remain third bottom, two points from the safety line.

Cardif's Gabonese Bruno Ecuele Manga keeps Wolves' Adama Traore at bay. Photo: Getty Images
Cardif's Gabonese Bruno Ecuele Manga keeps Wolves' Adama Traore at bay. Photo: Getty Images

It was a third straight defeat, with the Bluebirds conceding 10 goals in the process, and they face four of the top six in their final nine games.

"It does look gloomy at the minute but we've had quite a few situations when I've been here for the last two-and-a-half years and the gloom merchants have been there," said Warnock. "The glass is half empty but we've got to show some courage now. If we concede goals like that we're not going to beat anybody but it's a different game next week.

"We don't give ourselves a chance, rather than committing suicide like that and giving two goals away."

Cardiff lost Sol Bamba to a knee injury in the first half and he left Molineux on crutches. "Sol isn't very good. We don't know the full extent but the way things are going it will be season-defining," Warnock said.

Wolves' Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. Photo: Getty Images
Wolves' Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. Photo: Getty Images

Warnock was also unhappy Wolves' Ryan Bennett avoided a second yellow card for a foul on Joe Bennett. He added: "How Bennett didn't get sent off I'll never know. We don't seem to be getting those decisions at the minute."

Jota struck in the 16th minute after a slick 16-pass move ended when Jimenez teed up his strike partner. Jimenez scored his 13th goal of the season 134 seconds later when Jota cut back for the Mexico international to convert from six yards.

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