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Jones: Sending Off Cost Us Three Points

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones told BBC Sport that he believed McPhail's sending off cost his side three points in today's derby match at the Liberty Stadium.

The Bluebirds led after Pratley's opening goal, thanks to Ledley's strike and a McCormack penalty.

McPhail picked up his second booking off the game though on 51 minutes, and 10 minutes later Pintado converted MacDonald's cross to bring the scores level again.

Jones was obviously disappointed with McPhail's second sending off against the Swans this season, he said:

'A lack of discipline from Stephen McPhail and it probably cost us three points today.

'I think he felt it was his ball but you can't kick the ball away.

'We just shut up shop. Our keeper made a couple of good saves. If we are going to bore people with 10 men then that's what we'll do.

'It took us 20-odd minutes to get going. Their first goal was about a yard offside.

'We got the equalizer and to come out and get 2-1 up 11 v 11 we looked like we were starting to gain control. I think it was a good point earned going down to 10 men.

'I think he gave some cards that were unwarranted and I think he missed some and should have got the cards out once or twice for both sets of players.

'What he tried to do was dish out yellow cards to try and keep the tempo down but I think he inflamed it because he frustrated my players and Roberto's players.

'It's a great advert for Welsh football. There's something for both sets of fans to be proud of.'





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Date:Sunday November 30 2008

Time: 9:22PM

 

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