Warnock shares what he asked West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini at 3-0

Neil Warnock, Head Coach of Cardiff City reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United picked up an important 3-1 win at the London Stadium against Cardiff City.

Neil Warnock, Head Coach of Cardiff City reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

In comments reported by Wales Online, Neil Warnock suggested that he asked Manuel Pellegrini on the touchline how West Ham were 3-0 up at one stage, and insisted that the Hammers boss was unable to explain their commanding lead either.

The Hammers followed up their emphatic win at Newcastle at the weekend with another three points on Tuesday night. But their victory over Cardiff City was a lot more eventful.

 

Lukasz Fabianski saved a first-half penalty when the game was goalless, and the deadlock was broken by an unlikely source. Lucas Perez scored twice shortly after the break having replaced the injured Marko Arnautovic just before the interval.

Michail Antonio made it three goals in 12 minutes for the Irons to ensure that the points were safe. Josh Murphy scored in stoppage-time for the visitors, but Pellegrini's men now find themselves nine points clear of the bottom three after back-to-back victories.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium...

Nevertheless, Warnock suggested that he was almost baffled by West Ham taking a 3-0 lead - and claimed that Pellegrini was just as surprised when they spoke shortly after Antonio's goal.

"Yeah, but I thought it showed we can win games away from home. I pulled Manuel aside in the technical area and said 'how can we be losing 3-0 to you?' and he said 'I don't know'," he said, as reported by Wales Online, when asked about losing the key moments in the game.

"And I don't know. A mad 10 to 12 minutes."

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United greets his counterpart from Cardiff City Neil Warnock prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on...

Having lost Arnautovic when the game was goalless, the Hammers fans would have been forgiven for being slightly concerned about their chances of getting another win under their belt.

But Perez's brace and Antonio's first goal of the season highlight that this current West Ham team possess a number of players who can kill a game off before the opposition realise what is going on. 

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