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Warnock admits some Cardiff players were ‘very poor’ against Everton

Neil Warnock blamed ‘small individual errors’ on their 3-0 defeat against Everton, although he insisted that his side will ‘not give in.’

It has been a bad few days for the Bluebirds, who having been hammered 5-1 at the hands of Watford last Friday, were once again comprehensively beaten on Tuesday night against an Everton side who had only won one of their last six going into the game.

A brace from former Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson and an added-time third from Dominic Calvert-Lewin was enough to secure all three points for the visitors, and speaking after the game, Cardiff City boss Warnock said that some of his players were ‘very poor,’ and he’s looking to see a response in their weekend fixture against Wolves.

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“I didn’t think it was a bad game but it was just small individual errors and somebody who cost £50m punished us,” Warnock told the BBC. “If you make mistakes you get punished. I don’t want to name names but you have got to track your men and they didn’t do that for the first goal. One or two were very poor tonight and they looked like they could have done with a rest.

“I don’t think we are getting the rub of the green. I thought there was a foul on Bobby Reid for the first goal and on another day we could have had a handball off Michael Keane. But we have got to make our own luck and we have 10 games to go.

“We will not go down without a fight. I know my team for the next game and we still have a chance. Wolves is a great place to play. I think we can go down there and give a good account of ourselves. We have a lot of character and we won’t give in.”

Cardiff are still outside of the Premier League relegation zone, although they would slide into the bottom three if Southampton beat Fulham this evening at St Marys.

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