Monday 20 May 2019

Wood knocks seal it for Burnley

Burnley 2 Cardiff City 0

Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Photo: Reuters/Lee Smith
Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Photo: Reuters/Lee Smith

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Cardiff boss Neil Warnock said he wanted to avoid another Football Association charge as he largely bit his tongue following Mike Dean's controversial decision to reverse a penalty decision in their defeat by Burnley.

The hosts were leading through Chris Wood's first-half goal when referee Dean pointed to the spot early in the second half after assistant Darren Cann flagged for handball against Ben Mee.

But, after a discussion with Cann and his other assistant Ian Hussin, Dean changed his mind and also waved away two later strong penalty appeals before Wood grabbed an injury-time second.

"I'm just trying not to get fined. I've been advised. I'm absolutely distraught underneath," Warnock said.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock gestures to the Burnley fans after the match. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock gestures to the Burnley fans after the match. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

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