Cardiff boss: We didn't deserve anything

Cardiff boss Dave Jones saw a five-match unbeaten run come to an end at Carrow Road and admitted Norwich were full value for the points.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones saw a five-match unbeaten run come to an end at Carrow Road and admitted Norwich were full value for the points.

“I don't think we deserved anything from the game,” he said. “I felt we gave them enough chances in the first half to see the game out, but they didn't take them.

“In the second half, basically, we've been camped in their half without really hurting them. No, we didn't do ourselves any justice today and you can't do that.

“But I've said to the players if it's going to be one bad game, and we've played 13 or 14 games this year, I'll suffer that and I'll swallow it, but we know we've got to be better.


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“Full credit to Norwich, but I think a lot of the downfall was our own fault rather than what they did to us because we didn't perform as well as we have been doing it.

“My goalkeeper in the second half probably got a lot of sunburn because he had nothing to do, and their goalkeeper got a lot of sunburn all through the 90 minutes.”

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“I thought the service to the front line today was poor. I thought our whole passing game today was not to the standard that we've been used to and in the second half we passed it relatively well but didn't do any damage. You can't explain it. I don't think we came out of the traps. For 90 minutes we were lacklustre.”

The game ended with both teams down to 10 men, with City's Paul McVeigh and visiting defender Kerrea Gilbert seeing red after a late flare-up.

“They both deserved to go,” said Jones. “There's no doubt about that. I think he sent Kerrea off for kicking him. They both locked horns. It's handbags at 10 paces, but the youngster will learn from it. He's a good player. Good players will be got at now and again. But he'll learn from it and he'll become a better person for it. He's a young boy of 19, probably the first time it's happened to him and hopefully it'll be the last.

“For the two lads at the end to do what they did, it was just stupidity in their part.”

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