Neil Warnock said he could not fault Cardiff’s effort as they lost 1-0 at home against Leicester following a “surreal” week.
The match was Leicester’s first since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people in a helicopter crash last weekend.
There were tributes ahead of the match and Cardiff supporters passed a Thai flag with crests of both clubs into the away end.
Cardiff 0-1 Leicester
As it happened
Cardiff did not create much during the match and Demarai Gray’s 55th-minute goal for the Foxes proved to be the difference.
“It was a strange afternoon,” Warnock told Sky Sports. “It has been all week, surreal almost.
“I’m disappointed with the result as I thought the lads gave everything. I thought we started well but one or two decisions didn’t go our way. Just before the goal I thought there was a foul on (Josh) Murphy and he has been giving fouls like that all afternoon. The lads gave everything, it’s just that bit of quality in the final third.
“It was never going to be a classic with the circumstances but I thought they did well and I can’t fault the effort.”
Cardiff were looking to record back-to-back home wins after beating Fulham 4-2 in their last outing at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Although they were beaten, Warnock paid tribute to his club and the way the supporters handled themselves.
“It’s an amazing club,” he said. “We knew we shouldn’t be in the Premier League really but they have just got behind us and it’s been fantastic. They are driving us on.
“We haven’t got the result today but they will be back next week and hopefully there will be nothing other than a football match.”
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