Cardiff Boss Neil Warnock Talks Up Emotional Return to Selhurst Park After Boxing Day Draw

​Cardiff manager Neil Warnock hailed Crystal Palace as a 'special place' after the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day.

Warnock spent two spells with the Eagles and received a warm greeting from the home fans, and after the game the 70-year-old admitted he was touched by the reception.

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He said, as quoted by Sky Sports: "I went and saw the crowd at the end, and the back of that goal, it's a special place, Palace. It always will be in my life. It changed my whole life, I was going to pack it in at Sheffield [United], but Simon Jordan got me back here."

Warnock was also pleased with the way his side responded after getting battered 5-1 by Manchester United last time out.

He added: "We've shot ourselves in the foot so many times by giving away elementary goals, especially last week against ​Manchester United.

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"We had to be a lot sharper and we changed things and I'm pleased we did now, we look solid but we also look capable of scoring."

"I used to think Watford was the pits, i didn't think anybody ever wanted to play football below Watford when I was at Sheffield, but I really enjoyed London and now Cardiff. I'm revelling in it."

​Cardiff have picked up momentum over the past month and are now three points above 18th placed ​Burnley as they look to move clear of the relegation spots.

The Bluebirds are next in action when they face Wolves on Saturday before hosting ​Tottenham on New Year's Day.

Source : 90min