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Leeds United 0 - 1 Cardiff City: Poll & Ratings Results and Manager Reactions

You had your say after yesterday's game when you voted for the man of the match and gave your player ratings. We bring you the results from those as well as what the manager's had to say to the game.

Julian Finney

Yesterday's game was an improved performance compared to what we normally see in the league. Despite the comments from the masses that we are terrible and going nowhere.

We tried to play football and on another day would have scored two or three goals, especially those point-blank efforts.

As we usually do for each game, we asked the readers to vote for their man-of-the-match. We also asked for each player to be rated which many of you did.

So without further ado, here's the results from those polls.

Man of the Match

1st Place - Lee Peltier smashed the vote with 68% of the votes and rightly so. Pelts showed his pace and power and did brilliantly well to handle the pace of Bellamy and co.

2nd Place - David Marshall was instrumental in Cardiff taking all three points with his two match-winning saves. In the end Leeds should have done better with the chances but Marshall is deserving of his place.

3rd Place - Peter Whittingham wraps up the top three and his passing and ability caused Leeds problems when Cardiff eventually got into the game. Without a doubt their best midfielder or maybe even player.

Ratings Results:

Paddy Kenny - 5.7

Sam Byram - 5.4

Tom Lees - 7.1

Lee Peltier - 7.9

Aidy White - 6.2

Ross Barkley - 5.2

Michael Brown - 5.8

Rodolph Austin - 3.1

Luke Varney - 5.8

El-Hadji Diouf - 5.4

Ross McCormack - 6.5

Habib Habibou - 4.0

#Leeds manager Neil Warnock spoke of his disappointment at the result and in particular the failure to award Leeds a penalty after a handball late on in the game.

He said:

"It is a cruel game sometimes. Everything about today was cruel.

"We missed open goals and the young lad (Sam Byram) made a schoolboy error for their goal.

"I thought referee Mike Dean was brilliant but he didn't see the handball, when we all appealed, because he was in a bad position and should have been in a better one.

"He had three or four bodies in the way. The linesman could have helped him out but they don't, do they. Then there was another handball in the 93rd minute and that wasn't given either.

"Our two centre-halves were magnificent. We played some good stuff against the top-of-the-table team and we were better than them, so it's very frustrating that we got nothing."

Cardiff boss, Malky Mackay explained how he knew the game was always going to be a tough one for the visitors.

He said:

"We knew it was never going to be easy. Leeds had won their last six home games and it was always going to be tough,"

"They had a great result against a Premier League team and absolutely deserved it so to go out there and play the way we did and get the win, I'm very proud of them.

"We had to make sure we came up here with a game plan, dug in and we got the result in the end and delighted for our fans.

"We need to keep winning games, we need to keep being consistent and my team need to keep playing the way they're playing and playing for each other, which is more important than anything."