WATCH: Neil Warnock's ref rant
By Dan Long
Last Updated: 09/02/18 10:34pm
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock struggled to contain his emotions in his post-match interview with Sky Sports after Sol Bamba saw a late goal controversially disallowed in the 1-1 draw with Millwall on Friday.
With seven minutes remaining, Joe Bennett appeared to have suffered a head injury after a collision with Lions forward Steve Morison, but play continued and after the ball had bobbled around in the area a number of times, Bamba leapt to meet the loose ball and turn it past Jordan Archer with an excellent finish.
But Stroud had taken his eye off the ball after Bennett fell to the floor and failed to recognise that the visitors were playing the advantage with Bamba ready to pull the trigger, and subsequently chalked the goal off, much to Warnock's dismay.
He told Sky Sports after the game: "I just think it is appalling at this level. He's looking at the ball when Sol scores and when Bennett goes down he's looking. He doesn't look at Bennett, he looks at the ball. It goes through, he's going to shoot and then he blows - I don't accept that.
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"He's an experienced referee and I feel really let down tonight. I think the official has cost us the game tonight - it's an absolute disgrace.
"If he doesn't see that it's [a last minute decision] a penalty, he shouldn't be refereeing. If he doesn't see that he's going to score, if he just lets it go another half a second, that's what he's here for - this is the Championship!
"We're fighting to get into the Premier League - two major decisions and he's got them both wrong."
Click on the video above to see Neil Warnock rant about Keith Stroud's decision making in the draw with Millwall.
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