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Mackay on hot seat after Cardiff crushed by Southampton 3-0

The Canadian Press

12/26/2013 12:32:46 PM

CARDIFF -- Cardiff manager Malky Mackay was back on the hot seat after his side was thumped by Southampton 3-0 in the English Premier League on Thursday.

A pair by Jay Rodriguez and another by Rickie Lambert, all in the first half hour, helped Southampton cruise to its first victory in seven games.

Fans of the visitors chanted to Mackay, "You're getting sacked in the morning," and he couldn't defend himself in the face of a woeful display.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan wanted Mackay out last week, but after Mackay vowed to stay and was backed by team fans, club chairman Mehmet Dalman said on Sunday that Mackay was "in charge for the forseeable future."

However, Cardiff supporters were booing Mackay and the team by fulltime on Thursday, not that Tan might have heard. He left his seat five minutes before time.