Mackay thrilled after first Cardiff win at Millwall in 30 years

© Jon Candy

CARDIFF City boss Malky Mackay was pleased to come away from Millwall with a clean sheet – admitting that winning at The Den is no mean feat. 

Second-half goals from Peter Whittingham and Craig Noone sealed a 2-0 win for the Bluebirds – their first away victory over the Lions in 30 years.

Mackay said: "This is an unforgiving division and it is relentless but to come away from The Den, which is never an easy place to come for any game against Kenny's team, with another clean sheet is a pleasing night's work.

"We are really happy with the clean sheet tonight."

Whittingham thought he had given the visitors a first-half lead buy lexapro 10 mg when his free-kick floated over Maik Taylor, only for it to be ruled out for a foul inside the box, and Mackay was pleased with his team's reaction to the decision.

He said: "I was disappointed that we didn't get the goal from the free-kick in the first half. I have looked at it again and again and I really don't see where the challenge was when Peter scored.

"I don't think it interrupted the flow of the boys. I think we came out in the second-half and kicked on.

"The first-half was a scrappy affair but in the second-half we went out there and produced two moments of quality and from then on we were comfortable."

Conor Sefton

(@ConorSeftonNAD)

8 thoughts on “Mackay thrilled after first Cardiff win at Millwall in 30 years

  • September 19, 2012 at 03:29
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    He forgot to add how easy we made it for them!!!
    i thought the Lions were p*** poor tonight, then again the mood down there right from the start
    just didn't seem right, Cardiff had about 400 there tonight and made the majority of the racket!!
    the ground had the feel of defeat before the kick off, fair enough, the way the Lions played didn't really
    set the tone.
    time after time we had the ball but were clueless!!!
    Cardiff kept it simple and this proved to be all that was needed!!!

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  • September 19, 2012 at 08:24
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    Agreed with all of the above. But more worryingly is the bluster from the manager & players about our home form being so important. The Den, a fortress this season? You must be joking! We f***** that up against Crawley on the opening day!! From then on I just knew we would be cannon fodder at home. What is going on? Why can't the team deliver? I'm usually optimistic but feel very depressed about our chances this season. Out of one cup, in the relegation places if we lose against Brighton on Saturday & with a growing injury list to key players, Ambler wants more bums on seats. After last night's drivel???

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  • September 19, 2012 at 17:30
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    This game was less about how well Cardiff played and more about how poorly Millwall were. The team were clueless on the ball, what with Kenny's new 'passing game' this doesn't look well. Malone was constantly open down the left flank but largely unused as we tried to filter the ball through the middle all night. Take Josh Wright out of our game and it's looking grim. Jimmy Abdou had few touches and Liam Trotter is getting more and more lazy, Henry yet again shows promise going forward and then fluffs chances. Why isn't Racon getting a chance? Why is Batt brought on so late? Why are we sticking with a goal less Darius Henderson? Why was Robinson rushed back last week? Why were we afraid to press the opposition when the had the ball? Why do I get the feeling the fearsome name 'The Den' is no longer? As a paying regular down there, I was left cold and bitterly disappointed last night..

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    • September 19, 2012 at 21:12
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      Kenny's trying to build something at the club. He is trying to adapt to the type of football which is currently being proved successful worldwide. In large parts of the game we naturally played that way, passing into feet, using the ball constructively minimising hopeful lumps upfield. However at times we did look lost, hesitant and frightened to take risks and press high. We were shellshocked by the two goals and that's a huge mental blow to take, especially at home in front of your own fans. Many would have been left disappointed and rightly so because of the result. There were still plenty of positives to take from last night including how solid Osborne was, how comfortable Malone looks right now and there was some good link up play between Keogh, Henderson and Wright. Im sure Jackett will sort it out for Brighton on Saturday.

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  • September 19, 2012 at 22:52
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    Gutted

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  • September 20, 2012 at 14:57
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    I agree with Conor. I think Kenny had to try to change our style if we were to progress from last years level. I remember when Nick Faldo changed his swing after he made it into the top 10 - people thought he was mad when he struggled for a few months. When he got settled he went onto win six majors. I am hoping it's going to be the same for us. 10 matches finding our feet and then things will click. Even though the results haven't been great I'm still optimistic that we will be stronger and able to challenge at the top end more than if we were still playing hoofball.

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  • September 20, 2012 at 17:12
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    Ok let's give it til palace & then see if KJ can turn our luck. Personally, I'm still reeling!

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  • September 20, 2012 at 19:32
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    Flacko, it is true. These things take time and against a team like Cardiff who have spent £8 million on players this summer we held our own and were the better team at times.

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