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Cardiff City's Sean Morrison in action with Burnley's Charlie Taylor.MATTHEW CHILDS/Reuters

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock was left bemoaning a lack of good fortune after his team suffered a 2-1 home Premier League defeat by Burnley on Sunday.

The Welsh club, promoted back to the Premier League last season, was on top for long periods and recorded 19 attempts to their visitors’ three with their direct approach.

The much-travelled Warnock feels they have not got the breaks they deserve in a tough run of fixtures which have produced two points from seven games.

“I thought we were the best side all the way through,” he said of Sunday’s fourth successive defeat.

“We had to work really hard to lose it! We were super in everything except defending the two goals.”

Cardiff also believed they should have had a penalty for hand ball in the first half to go with a header that was cleared off the line, a disallowed goal and a shot against the post by Josh Murphy.

“The lad’s hands are up there in an unnatural position and I think that’s a penalty,” Warnock said.

“We don’t get them as smaller clubs but that would have changed the game. Sometimes it depends which ref you get.”

In their first 10 games back in the Premier League Cardiff will have faced the top seven clubs from last season. Next up are Tottenham Hotspur, promoted Fulham and Liverpool.

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