Cardiff City 0-3 Sheff Utd

22 March 2009 04:53
Cardiff's Championship play-off bid was dented as the nine-man Bluebirds were well beaten by rivals Sheffield United.Cardiff's Gabor Gyepes was dismissed by referee Paul Taylor after he hauled down Darius Henderson in the box and David Cotterill fired home the penalty.The hosts were reduced to nine men when top-scorer Ross McCormack was dismissed for an alleged elbow on Kyle Naughton.Jamie Ward scored from Cotterill's cute cross before Stephen Quinn's late strike secured a big win for United.Cardiff City manager Dave Jones said:emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_7958221");Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell said:"It was a good game although there were strange decisions."I am always happy when I come away from home and win."You have to accept these decisions and just get on with it but I thought both red cards looked harsh to me."When you are one on one in the box you are always likely to see a red card but McCormack was right in front of me when he was sent off and I honestly don't know why he was dismissed."I told the players at half-time that we had to be professional and I was pleased we scored again so early in the second half."Cardiff: Stuart Taylor, McNaughton, Gyepes, Roger Johnson, Kennedy, Rae, Ledley, Burke (McPhail 31), McCormack, Chopra (Comminges 26), Bothroyd (Eddie Johnson 76). Subs Not Used: Whittingham, Owusu-Abeyie.Sent Off: Gyepes (24), McCormack (33).Booked: Comminges, Rae.Sheff Utd: Kenny, Halford (Ward 41), Naysmith, Morgan, Kilgallon, Cotterill (Lupoli 84), Montgomery, O'Toole, Stephen Quinn, Naughton, Henderson (Beattie 70).Subs Not Used: Howard, Bromby.Booked: Halford, Naughton, Montgomery.Goals: Cotterill 25 pen, Ward 46, Stephen Quinn 87.Att: 17,942Referee: Paul Taylor (Hertfordshire)

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