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Neil Warnock criticises officials after dismissal

Angry Cardiff manager Neil Warnock criticised referee Stephen Martin and fourth official Andy Woolmer after his side snatched a late 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw at Reading.

Reading led 2-0 at half-time through an own goal from Cardiff midfielder Callum Paterson and a 20-yard deflected shot from Mo Barrow - both following Liam Kelly corners.

After Warnock had been sent to the stand in the second half by Martin, for persistently protesting at his decisions, Cardiff launched a furious late rally.

Joe Bennett volleyed home seven minutes from time and substitute Lee Tomlin snatched the equaliser. Reading then almost grabbed a winner when Paul McShane nodded against a post.

Cardiff City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game

It's the first time I've sent off for asking a fourth official in a sensible way about a player arching their back.

I don't know whether Woolmer was panicking a bit because he's very experienced.

I called him over and I suppose the referee is going to enjoy that, isn't he? It's his big night.

I'm 69, I've been in the game 37 years and I've never been sent off for anything as trivial as that.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager

Cardiff's run of four successive wins came to an end.

After the second half, I thought we deserved a draw. We didn't start the game badly but we gave them two silly goals. So we were two down and it gave Reading a real lift and made them better. We had to hang in there and, at half-time, I changed a couple of things and we said 'Let's try to get the next goal'. I didn't want us to go gung ho and concede again. Actually, I thought it was a cracking game.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager