The Bluebirds blew a 2-1 lead in the final 20 minutes as they conceded two Crystal Palace goals to assure their return to the lower-tier English Football League Championship next season. "It wasn't to be". It was also manager Neil Warnock's third top-flight relegation after also going down with Notts County in 1992 and Sheffield United in 2007.
The Englishman showed no signs of a lack of confidence in the above clip, despite knowing that his side's Premier League dream could be over in just 90 minutes. Warnock has one year left on his Cardiff deal and, having consistently said that he would like to see his contract out, he responded to relegation by saying he will "let things settle" in terms of discussing his future.
"That's why being there, with it in our hands, fighting against them until the end, after being seven points behind - it's incredible what we have done".
Cesar Azpilicueta's equaliser was shown to be offside on replay, but the goal stood, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek's victor consigned Cardiff to a costly 2-1 defeat.
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"I would not say that 100 points was bad and that we are not satisfied with what we did last season but, at the same time, we were seven points behind (this season)".
The manager has never hidden the problems up front and Cardiff again missed opportunities to get back into the game on Saturday, as they had the previous weekend in the 1-0 loss at Fulham.
"The Chelsea result killed us, that night in the dressing room", said Warnock. "Daft as it sounds, it's probably my best job ever to do what I've done with this club".
"We need to take time off in the summer now and look forward to next season in the Championship. We had some great chances and it's been like that most of the season", Cardiff boss Warnock told BT Sport.