UK time is: 08:06:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

OGS Rues Missed Opportunities

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue our wasted opportunities in today's FA Cup defeat to the holders Wigan Athletic.

The fifth round match ended two one at full time, with all the goals coming in the first half. Wigan took the early lead inside of the 20 minute mark, and we equalised shortly after, but they got their noses back in front before the half time break and unfortunately for us, that was the end of the goalscoring.

The most disappointing thing for Ole as he spoke to the Official Site was we had 20 odd chances during the game and we had far more on target than our opponents but we just didn't make them count on the day, despite dominating possession.

'I always try to see the positive in a defeat, although today it's not that easy as we thought we had a chance to go the whole way in the FA Cup, a great competition. We're all disappointed, but although we created some good chances, we didn't take enough of them and that's why we're not in the hat for the next round.'

As for the goals against, Ole admits the first one from our point of view was very poor, we gave away a needless foul when the ball should've just been cleared without a second thought, and then we failed to pick up people in the box and were made to pay for it. He does however say the second goal from Watson was a 'wonder strike' and there's very little you can do against those in reality and you just have to them on the chin.

We did however have more than enough chances to have altered the score line but we didn't take them. So we have to accept we are out of the Cup and now make less fixtures count by getting results in the league.

Solskjaer ends the interview by saying it was frustrating, but he can't fault the effort of the lads and it was just one of those games where you do look back and think what if when it comes to the chances you had.

Vital Cardiff on: facebook

Vital Cardiff on: twitter

Join Vital Cardiff

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Whittingham's Left Peg Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 15 2014

Time: 7:58PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Reading 1 (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Alfie Will Come Good (Friday November 21 2014)

Slade Expecting Tough Reading Clash (Thursday November 20 2014)

Mackay Returns (Thursday November 20 2014)

Pilkington Opens Irish Account (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Make Or Break For Morrison (Sunday November 16 2014)

Vital Report: Birmingham 0 Cardiff 0 (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Garrincha57 2
2. westonal 1
3. Dave Eade 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Bolton 3 - 0 Cardiff
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21

Breaking League News

Rantie: I won't need to have an operation
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:01:00
LUFC On This Day - November 24th
Leeds Utd : 24/11/2014 07:15:00
Highlights: Rotherham 0-1 Birmingham
Birmingham : 24/11/2014 07:00:00
Striker Pleased with Fortune
Birmingham : 24/11/2014 07:00:00
Rowet: We Controlled the Game
Birmingham : 24/11/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By:  Bluebird
Marshall 0%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Brayford 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Jones 100%