Cardiff city have suffered back-to-back defeats after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of West Ham United in the League cup. Despite the defeat, Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said that he was extremely proud of his players. This was because Cardiff almost managed to take the game into extra time despite going 2-0 down early in the match. Cardiff managed to reach the third round of the competition after a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley in the previous round. Ravel Morrison opened scoring for West Ham after just one minute before Matt Jarvis doubled the advantage after seven minutes.

It looked like yet another long night was reckoning for Cardiff, but they managed to get themselves back into the encounter through two goals. Peter Odemwingie scored the second goal for Cardiff in the 76th minute to equalise the match. Just when it seemed that the tie would go into extra time, Ricardo Vaz Tez scored with a header in the 88th minute to put West Ham into the fourth round. After the match, Mackay was extremely defiant despite suffering the second consecutive defeat. Cardiff are also without a win in the last four matches, but they could do well without the distraction of the League cup.

“Peter was excellent, he was dangerous and that’s what we wanted. He looked as though he would score a goal or set up a chance. But there is a need to get match minutes into him because he hasn’t played regularly for six months or so. The start gave us a mountain to climb, we were a shadow of our normal selves for most of the first half. But we tweaked a few things at the break and the players showed great belief after that,” said Mackay. Cardiff play against Fulham in an away match during the weekend.