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Cardiff goalkeeper accepts blame for controversial Chelsea goal

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Marshall was left embarrassed as Chelsea equalised. (©GettyImages)
Marshall was left embarrassed as Chelsea equalised. (©GettyImages).

Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall has accepted that Chelsea's controversial equaliser was his fault in a game that Cardiff went on to lose the game 4-1.

Marshall appeared to be in control of the ball, although as the goalkeeper bounced it he had it stolen from him by Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o.

Jordan Mutch had put the away side ahead although Eto'o was then able to play an easy one-two with fellow attacker Eden Hazard, who made the score 1-1 after a tap in.

Boss Malky Mackay was left very unhappy, feeling that referee Anthony Taylor's call was the turning point in the game. It was clear that Taylor had got the wrong call, as it should have been a foul on the Cardiff goalkeeper.

Marshall was gutted about the decision and feels disappointed that he had let his team mates down.  

In an interview with Sky Sports, Marshall said: "I am not sure if the linesman, referee think maybe I have dropped the ball thinking he's [Eto'o] not there, but I knew he was there and I have bounced it so hopefully we can get it cleared up," 

"But it doesn't help us now, it is just disappointing as the boys had done great in front of me and we were in such a good position.

"I am just gutted to let them down.

"As I say I shouldn't have bounced it and it probably is my fault."

Although Marshall should not feel to downhearted, as the other goals were not scored because he was at fault, and many of his saves kept the Welsh side in the game.

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