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OLE'S POST WOLVES ASSESSMENT

23 August 2014


Ole Gunnar Solskjær was frustrated with the nature of Cardiff City’s loss at Molineux, as after withstanding solid periods of pressure, the Bluebirds unbeaten run was brought to an end with an unfortunate injury time own goal.

"Wolves had most of the play to be fair, particularly in the first half when they pegged us back,” Ole admitted in his post match assessment.

“We didn’t win the ball in good positions to play, but we sorted our shape out at half-time and were miles better. We won the ball and counter-attacked more often, which is what I was hoping for in the first half. We had the best chances of the match.

"It was a cruel way to lose. We didn’t deserve to concede a goal, especially after the second half performance, when our defending was outstanding. David Marshall didn't have a save to make and that takes a lot of doing at Wolves. 

"We dealt with crosses coming into our box, but the worst of the lot led to their goal. It’s in the 91st or 92nd minute when we needed to keep concentration levels high. But the players were tired, and at that time you don't move your feet as you should and then it’s in the back of the net. We were unlucky with Mark Hudson's clearance, but things like that happen and there’s not much you can do about it. That’s football.”

Frustrations aside, the Cardiff City boss was clear in his views on the goals that could have come; one via a strong penalty call that was never awarded. 

“We could have come away with a 1-0 win had Kenwyne Jones scored with his chance, but he struck it too well, the keeper saved and the defeat is hard to take,” he said. “We had three excellent chances and were so close to earning some reward from a difficult match.

"We’re also disappointed not to have been awarded a penalty. The ball was struck from fifteen yards away from the Wolves defender (Richard Stearman) and he handled it just inside the penalty area. It was nailed on, one hundred per cent a penalty. It's not as though it hit him from two yards away.”

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