Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock was left enraged when a blatantly offside Chelsea goal was allowed to stand against his side on Sunday. The Blu
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock was left enraged when a blatantly offside Chelsea goal was allowed to stand against his side on Sunday.
The Bluebirds looked to be heading for a precious three points in their bid for survival before César Azpilicueta netted an extremely controversial equaliser.
In the aftermath of that goal, Warnock appeared to be involved in an altercation with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri on the touchline.
And now we know the bizarre reason why …
“He was moaning about a bloody throw-in or something,” Warnock told reporters after the game.
“I said: ‘Sarri, do you not know he was two yards offside? You should be patting him on the back, not complaining about a throw-in!
“He didn’t realise he was offside, he said, and [Gianfranco] Zola came in after as well.”
And after his side snatched victory from the jaws of defeat thanks to a late Ruben Loftus-Cheek winner, Sarri insisted there are no hard feelings between him and Warnock.
“He told me about the referee’s decision. It wasn’t a problem with me at all. But I can understand the situation because they are fighting to save themselves. Today was really a very important match for them,” the Italian told reporters.
“They were winning ten minutes from the end, so I understand very well the situation and I understand very well him.”