Malky Mackay reflects on Cardiff's Middlesborough defeat
"I felt we probably deserved a point on the basis of that second half performance" says Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay.
"We shot ourselves in the foot a bit and we gave away two goals which we would normally never concede and that made it very difficult.
"But we put in a spirited second half and we got one back and to be honest we had enough chances to have got the leveller."
Full time: Middlesborough 2 - 1 Cardiff City
Cardiff's lead at the top of the Championship has narrowed to five points after losing 2 - 1 at Middlesbrough.
The Bluebirds were trailing by 2 goals at the break, although Aron Gunnarsson pulled one back in the second half.
Half time: Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Cardiff
Despite having fairly equal possession the Bluebirds are trailing two nil at the Riverside. Kieron Dyer and Sammy Ameobi with the goals for the home side.
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Cardiff City travel north to take on Middlesborough this afternoon.
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