Bluebirds will battle on says Gunnarsson

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Aron Gunnarsson says Cardiff will fight until the end but was left fuming after being denied a clear penalty at the weekend.

Aron Gunnarsson says Cardiff will fight until the end but was left fuming after being denied a clear penalty at the weekend.

The main talking point of the 2-0 defeat against Burnley occurred just after half-time when referee Mike Dean awarded Cardiff a penalty for handball by Ben Mee only to reverse his decision after discussion with his assistants.

But manager Neil Warnock felt a later challenge by Charlie Taylor on Gunnarsson was the most obvious of a number of penalty appeals, and the Icelandic midfielder agreed.

‘It was a blatant penalty,’ the Icelandic midfielder said.

‘He said I was looking for his leg, which I wasn’t, I’ve never done that in my life.

‘I’ve just looked at it again now.

He caught me on my left leg and my ankle goes, so I don’t know how I’m meant to stand up to that.

Outside the box it’s 100 per cent going to be given.

‘When you’re down there these decisions don’t fall your way, simple as that.

But we need to get going again.

Another huge game on Tuesday against Brighton that we need to prepare for.

‘ After Saturday’s results, Brighton appear the only side still within the sights of Cardiff, who are five points adrift of safety with five games left.

Gunnarsson added: ‘We’re still obviously going to fight until the end, but it’s another big game, like this was.

Obviously we came here for three points.

It didn’t happen unfortunately.

I thought we battled hard.

We fought hard for it.

It was a scruffy game, but in the end we didn’t do enough.’

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