Neil Lennon - Second half performance deserved of three points

Manager praises his players' improvement after half time following victory at Cardiff

Neil Lennon believes Bolton’s improvement after the half time break at Cardiff more than merited three away points.

Wanderers blew the Welsh outfit with quickfire goals after the restart, with Eidur Gudjohnsen and Craig Davies’ brace proving decisive.

And following the match the manager reserved special praise for his players’ application at the Cardiff City Stadium.

“It was an outstanding performance, particularly in the second half,” Lennon said.

“We scored three fantastic goals, and I think some of the football we played was the kind of stuff we’ve been striving for recently.

“I though Emile and Craig upfront were superb. They’re a real handful on their day. It’s the first time we’ve been able to play those two together in a long time. In fact, the last time we did was away at Sheffield Wednesday when we won.

“Our football in midfield with Vela, Bannan and Eidur made the difference. We were also very resolute at the back.

“Having Bogdan back in the side was a real bonus. He added a real calmness about us defensively.

“We looked like a really good and strong away team today. At times we had to absorb pressure, but we did that well and looked good going forward.

“We targeted four points from our two recent games against Blackpool and Cardiff. We’ve got that, though I don’t think we really expected it to come the way it has.

“We feel that we’re safe now. The next question is can we push on and finish the season strongly?

“Our home form has been magnificent. We’re now trying to find the balance away from home.”
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