Apr 19, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
StokeStoke City
Whittingham (51' pen.)
Mutch (66'), Cala (74')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Arnautovic (45' pen.)
Odemwingie (48'), Nzonzi (52'), Crouch (85')

Peter Whittingham: 'Cardiff City deserved victory'

Peter Whittingham of Cardiff City scores their first goal from a penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Stoke City at Cardiff City Stadium on April 19, 2014
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Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham says that his teammates deserved victory after drawing 1-1 with Stoke today.

Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham believes that the Bluebirds deserved all three points in the 1-1 draw with Stoke City in South Wales today.

Marko Arnautovic had given the visitors a narrow half-time lead from the penalty spot, before Whittingham also struck a spot kick to level matters and earn the Welsh outfit a point in their relegation fight.

Consequently, Cardiff stay 18th in the Premier League table, two points adrift of Norwich City, and the Englishman describes upcoming away days to Sunderland and Newcastle United as "huge" for their survival hopes.

He told BBC Sport: "We felt we controlled the game. A few nice chances we should have put away, on the balance of play we deserved a bit more but a point is a point.

"It is not ideal but we didn't lose and we have two away games that will be huge for us."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men face the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light next Sunday.

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on March 15, 2014
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