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spoke to the waiting media following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Boxing Day.Ian HollowayAn evidently disappointed

“I thought that we started brightly, scored a good goal early on, and then missed a couple of chances, including Wilfried Zaha hitting the bar, which is not like us,” said the former Blackpool boss.

“But the longer it went, it did not look as if we were going to score again. Cardiff eventually got two, but in a match like that you can’t afford to miss the type of chances that we did in the first half, and expect to get something from the game. So it got away from us a little bit in the first half.

“I was disappointed with my team after Cardiff went ahead because we did not put them under any real pressure in the last fifteen minutes. I spoke to the referee afterwards about some of the things that went on out there today, particularly where Zaha was involved. How dare he be fouled and then complain to the referee, which got him booked?

“So good luck to Cardiff – anyone top at the turn of the season looks like going up, but there’s a long way to go.”