Sturrock hails Argyle display
Paul Sturrock saluted his Plymouth side after the win over Cardiff, while Dave Jones was critical of his men.
Last Updated: 22/11/08 6:23pm
Paul Sturrock saluted his Plymouth side after the 2-1 win over Cardiff, while Dave Jones was critical of his players.
Argyle produced an impressive performance in the first half and went into the break 2-0 ahead thanks to goals from Emile Mpenza and Paul Gallagher.
Michael Chopra pulled one back for Cardiff in the second half and Sturrock admits he was ultimately relieved to collect the three points.
"I thought we were excellent in the first 45 minutes," said Sturrock.
"We passed the ball well and the boys up front linked well - and we got our rewards with the two goals, which was good, because in the second half, credit to Cardiff they were the better side.
"We sat back again and Chopra caused us all sorts of concern."
Gallagher had to be replaced after picking up a knock and Sturrock hopes he will be fit for Tuesday's clash against Southampton.
"We are going to have to wait and see how Galls is," said Sturrock. "He took a knock there at the end and so we are going to have to wait on him.
"The thought now is on whether or not Tuesday's game at Southampton is going to come too quickly for some of them. That is what I have got to decide, and why we took Galls off at the end."
Jones left fuming
Cardiff boss Dave Jones was left fuming by his side's overall display.
He said: "That passing move was the only one that I saw us put together and we scored.
"Apart from that we did not pass like I know we can. We have got a tough match on Tuesday (Reading at home) and will have to improve vastly on that display.
"Defensively we were all over the shop. We could not pass water from front to back.
"We can play 10 times, 100 times better than we did today but there's no hiding from the fact that we did not play well today."