Cardiff angry after late Sol Bamba strike ruled out in draw at Millwall

first_imgShare via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Cardiff had a late goal disallowed as they missed out on moving level with second-placed Derby in the Championship after drawing 1-1 at The Den on Friday.Junior Hoilett’s early goal had put them on course to climb above Aston Villa and from fourth into third, maintaining their pursuit of automatic promotion to the Premier League.But Millwall, on a night Tim Cahill made his second debut for the club as a late substitute, responded through Lee Gregory and were superior until Sol Bamba’s late finish was ruled out as the referee, Keith Stroud, had blown for a foul in their favour, on Joe Bennett by Steve Morison, in the build-up. Topics Championship Read more Cardiff City Share on Twitter Millwall Share on Facebook Unfit Tim Cahill made to wait before making Millwall return Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn match reports Cardiff took advantage of Millwall’s uncertain start by scoring in the third minute. Mahlon Romeo dithered in midfield, allowing Hoilett to steal possession, run into space towards the edge of the area and shoot powerfully low into the bottom-left corner beyond Jordan Archer.It took until midway through the first half for Millwall to regain their composure but they convinced when they did. Their captain, Morison, did well to control Ben Marshall’s left-wing cross, turn and shoot from in front of goal and was unfortunate to hit the crossbar.His strike partner Gregory then threatened with a shot that went just wide of the left post before bringing his team level in the 40th minute. A flick-on from Morison sent Jed Wallace into space on the right wing, and after he sent a low cross towards Gregory, the striker curled a superb, first-time finish high above Neil Etheridge.Wallace himself went close in the second half before Bamba sent a close-range bicycle kick into the back of the net only to have it disallowed by Stroud because of Morison’s challenge on the edge of the area. Furthering the visitors’ frustration, a header from Callum Paterson was then cleared off the line by George Saville.“There were two major decisions and he got them both wrong,” fumed Neil Warnock of Stroud. “I feel let down. The official has cost us the game. It’s appalling at this level.” Reuse this contentlast_img

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