Neil Warnock bemoans lack of ‘two blatant penalties’ after Cardiff suffer FA Cup giantkilling at Gillingham

Neil Warnock bemoans lack of 'two blatant penalties' after Cardiff suffer FA Cup giantkilling at Gillingham

Gillingham’s Elliott List was the hero of the FA cup third round as the League One club produced Saturday’s biggest shock, condemning Cardiff City to a humiliating early exit from the competition.

Steve Lovell’s side took time out from their relegation battle to register the kind of giantkilling upset that will be long remembered at a club who last beat top-flight opposition 15 years ago.

The other upset – though it was hardly the biggest surprise – was with Bristol City, mid-table in the Championship, beating Huddersfield, the Premier League’s bottom club. Newcastle left it late to equalise at home to Blackburn.

Lovell said of Gillingham’s win: “It means everything to the club. It’s as big as it can get for us. They are a very good side and we knew we had to be at our best. Elliott took his goal really well. He’s a great young player, a great prospect.

“They gave everything and ran their legs off. It’s a great win for us. This is then first time I’ve played against a Premier League club, so it is my best day as a manager, but next week we play Burton so we have to switch on to that. Maybe a cup run can help us in the league. I’m just happy we are in the hat.”

Source link