Cardiff owner caught booing his own team after 2-2 draw with Sunderland
The soap opera at Cardiff City Football Club continued on Saturday as the Bluebirds relinquished a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Sunderland, with late goals from Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback ensuring the visitors claimed a point.
December 28th, 2013
Owner Vincent Tan was visibly frustrated at the final whistle and the cameras caught him joining in the booing of the players when the referee blew for full-time, with Cardiff missing a golden opportunity to work their way clear of the relegation zone.
Fulham’s mauling at the hands of Hull means that the Welsh side do go two points ahead of the Cottagers following this draw, although it’s a kick in the teeth ahead of trips to Arsenal in the Premier League and Newcastle in the FA Cup. There are also trips to both Manchester clubs later in January.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains the target for Cardiff, although Sven-Goran Eriksson is also rumoured to be interested in the role, with a relegation scrap on the cards and Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will have been delighted by the way his team earned a point in Wales.
It means that the Black Cats have taken four points from their last two road trips and they are just two points behind Crystal Palace who lost 1-0 at Manchester City thanks to an Edin Dzeko winner for the Premier League title favourites.
Manuel Pellegrini chose to rest several key players for the match against the Eagles, while Wayne Rooney was left completely out of the squad for the trip to Carrow Road which saw Manchester United claim a narrow 1-0 win thanks to Danny Welbeck’s goal.
Aston Villa’s home woes continued as they were held 1-1 by Swansea, with West Brom twice coming from behind to claim a 3-3 draw at Upton Park in the early kick-off.