Ruthless Jones does all the talking

Last updated : 13 April 2011 By Michael Morris

The City boss talked the right talk as he used professionalism and experience to describe his sides proffessional and experienced display against the lowly Blades.

Cardiff had a job to do last night and there was no room for sentiment as The Bluebirds hammered another nail into Utd's relegation coffin while at the same time moving intop second place themselves putting automatic promotion into their own hands.

"I feel for Micky (Adams)," said Jones, "but not for 90 minutes I didn't. It wouldn't have mattered whether it was my brother, son, mother or wife in the opposition camp, it's my livelihood and I want to win.

"I'll go and have a drink with Mick now, but he won't want any pity.

"We're in a ruthless business and that's what we were tonight. We were ruthless and clinical."

Jones was full of praise for skipper Craig Bellamy who opened the scoring with an excellent finish after cutting in from the left hand side.

"Craig led from the front. He must have run 100 miles today and there were a lot of people trying to catch him - not just their players, but ours sometimes because he breaks so quick.

"Our workrate was phenomenal. We worked our socks off and did the dirty part really well."

Jones believes City have come a long way from the opening day of the season when Sheff Utd were the visitors to the CCS. On that day City could only manage four substitutes.

"Sheffield United were the first team we played this year and we couldn't fill the bench," Jones mused.

"We didn't have any players. Olofinjana and Bellamy weren't here and it was a case of the board getting us out of the trouble we were in and moving forward.

"We've gone that way and everyone's favourites [for promotion] at the start seem to have gone the other way.

Meanwhile Utd boss Mickey Adams was left to work on Mission Impossible. Utd are bottom of the table, 8 points from safety with jst 5 games to go.

A dejected Adams said: "We were second best, no doubt about that. Individually and collectively."

"It's not all doom and gloom from our point of view. It took an 18-year-old boy to come on and put Bellamy on his backside.

"It's not over. We've got to win our last five and go on a run we've not been on all season.

"Between now and Saturday we've got to sit down and have a little think about what we're going to do."