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Zola: 'A pity we didn't get a point'

Zola: 'A pity we didn't get a point'

Gianfranco Zola was left disappointed last night as two red cards cost Watford something from an action-packed game in south Wales.

Watford took a 27th minute lead through Tommie Hoban, the youngster notching from close-range for his second senior goal.

The visitors looked good value for their lead, but in the second-half Daniel Pudil was dismissed for raising his hands to Bluebirds` winger, Craig Noone.

Cardiff then levelled when Jonathan Hogg was adjudged to have handled before he could get out the way of the ball`s flight. Peter Whittingham stroking home from 12 yards.

Nathaniel Chalobah was then giving his marching orders; picking up a second yellow for kicking the ball away.

Watford hung onto a point until injury-time, but in the 91st minute substitute Aron Gunnarsson bagged the winner for Malky Mackay`s side with Watford stretched at the back.

Speaking afterwards to watfordfc.com, without the benefit of seeing Pudil`s red, Zola revealed his enormous disappointment at not taking something from the game:

'I feel sick for my players, I really do, because those that were on the pitch at the end put a hell of a lot into this match," admitted the Hornet`s head coach.

'I felt we could take something - more than just a draw even - from a game against a team at the top of the table tonight."

Zola continued: 'If we are responsible for our own downfall, and I need to see everything again first of all, then we've spoiled it for ourselves in all honesty."

The Italian went on to state that Chalobah`s second yellow had been '50/50` as the defender had not intended to hold up the game.

VitalWatford will bring you further reaction to a controversy-filled night at the Cardiff City Stadium.



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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Wednesday October 24 2012
Time: 12:11PM

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