As we enter the most important part of the Premier League season, every point is going to matter to teams who are scrapping for the positions at the top and the bottom of the table.
Cardiff City are one of those who have the unenviable task of trying to secure their place in the division. Heading into today's game against Chelsea, not many game them a chance of coming away with anything.
However, heading into the final stages of the match, they found themselves in the lead. They were there on merit too, having been the better side up to that point. With Chelsea chasing the game, it was a poor refereeing decision that would turn the game on its head.
Cesar Azpilicueta got the equaliser, but he was well offside.
You know Neil Warnock is going to be livid about the Chelsea equaliser. And rightly so. Azpilicueta was 2 yards offside. How can the officials miss that? Cardiff looked good for 3 points which could have been huge in survival terms. It completely knocked the fight out of them. pic.twitter.com/Fpm1ZCaiSH
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Neil Warnock was understandably fuming, and Chelsea would go on to grab an injury time winner through Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
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By the time his post-match interview came around, he had calmed down. However, you could see the disappointment etched across his face.
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All the hard work we have done in the last three weeks, and it's none of our fault that an official can't see across the line for the most obvious offside that I've ever seen. You just can't believe it...
What goes through your mind? I don't know, is it me, payback time for me over the years? I honestly don't know.
It's the best league in the world, but probably the worst officials at the minute. I don't know what Mike Reilly does with the linesmen, because if you can't see that clearly there's something wrong with you really.
He will probably get another game next week and say sorry to me after the game, but they don't understand what's at stake...
Do you know what's at stake? This is a game of football in the English Premier League. When you see things like it makes you passionate, that's what we are in the game for. You shouldn't make mistakes like that at this level.
Why am I working at 70-years of age, to see things like that? I am just so proud of the whole club today, the fans were brilliant and I thought the team was.
This was a killer blow for Cardiff, who now sit five points behind 17th placed Burnley.