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ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE: CARDIFF v CHELSEA 1-2
Cardiff v Chelsea, a match where all kinds of crazy happened!
Without entering into the merits of the game yet, we are jumping to the closing moments of the match. Just when we thought Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri was the most unwanted man in Cardiff City Stadium, an even more unwanted figure rose up to upstage him. Referee Craig Pawson and his team of officials became the villains of the day for the Cardiff fans.
With Chelsea trailing 1-0 against the modest Welsh-side Cardiff, the shout of the Chelsea fans echoed around the stadium directly into Maurizio Sarri’s heart. The chants of the few away supporters singing, “We want Sarri out” reverberated over the home fans who were supporting their own team and much bigger in numbers[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Later the Cardiff fans came up with their own version to troll the Italian manager by chanting, “We want Sarri In!!” ????
However it was Sarri who won this battle in the end but only because referee Craig Pawson and his team provided help.
With five minutes of regular time remaining a ball was crossed into the penalty area and Chelsea’s captain Cesar Azpilicueta headed the ball home to level the score on 1-1. At the time Cardiff were still leading from a Victor Camarasa goal. A victory for Cardiff would have gone a long way in their bid to avoid relegation.
But referee Pawson allowed Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal to stand when the Spaniard happened to be in a shockingly clear position of offside.
He was offside by a mile! How did the officials manage to miss that? There is an absolute clear line of sight for the linesman to get this right! This was not even a debatable case to use in favor of introducing VAR. it was as clear as the bright blue sky and the fact that it was not picked up is absolutely outrageous.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To make things even worse a few moments later Cardiff Kenneth Zohore was dragged down by Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger which many deemed as a last man’s foul. Cardiff fans expected Rudiger to be sent off but the referee opted for just a yellow card instead.
And just to rub more salt into the wounds of an entire Cardiff camp, substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek managed to grab an undeserved winner for Chelsea 10 seconds into stoppage time.
The ‘boos’ from the Cardiff crowd became deafening and manager Neil Warnock understandably turned into a vicious furious creature. We feel for you Mr Warnock!
After all this, the final whistle was blown by the referee but the shenanigans were not over. There was one last piece of action were Warnock protested in a unique way by making his own stand-off with the refereeing team.
And in his post-match interviews Warnock also went on to make a harsh claim saying, “It’s the best league in the world but the worst officials… I had to go bite my knuckles’. And we believe that last part as it looked like Neil was about to lose it and bite off the officials heads one by one!! ????
On this one we stand united behind Cardiff! All the best of luck in your fight to stay in the Premier boys.