Oct 23, 2012 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčCardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
2-1
Watford
Whittingham (71' pen.), Gunnarsson (90')
Hudson (56')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Hoban (28')
Cassetti (18'), Chalobah (34'), Yeates (70')
Pudil (64'), Chalobah (72')

Gianfranco Zola: 'Red cards changed game'

Zola: 'Red cards changed game'
© PA Photos
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola admits that he 'feels sick for his players' after they lost 2-1 to Cardiff City.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has insisted that his team's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City was "cruel".

The Hornets were 1-0 ahead at Cardiff City before red cards to David Pudil and Nathaniel Chalobah allowed Cardiff to sneak a 2-1 victory in the final minute of the match, and Zola has admitted that being reduced to nine men changed the game.

Zola said: "It's very cruel, not just for me but for the players because of the way they played and performed.

"To see them come away with a defeat is hard to take. I feel sick for the players.

"At 11 versus 11, we were 1-0 up and in control. The balance of the game changed completely with the red cards."

Watford are currently in 15th place in the Championship table.

Vicarage Road
Read Next:
Result: Late pen gives Watford win
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
11West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
12Southampton823379-29
13Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
14Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
15Everton8224513-88
16Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163