Cardiff City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

Ross Houston
August 18, 2018

The miss capped a dismal display from Kenedy, while Etheridge has now saved a spot-kick in both of Cardiff's opening two matches of the season.

Ten is also a magic number for Newcastle, incredibly the Magpies have won their last 10 league games against Cardiff, winning 2-0 away and 2-1 at home in the 2016/17 Championship season, as well as 3-0 at home and 2-1 away in the 2013/14 Premier League campaign.

The 22-year-old winger, who is on loan from Chelsea, failed to complete a single pass in the 90 minutes, however, he was fortunate to still be on the pitch after appearing to kick out at Victor Camarasa.

Murphy, impressive on his home debut after moving from Norwich, got down the left to produce a unsafe cross that Newcastle cleared, and then Zohore steered a free header well wide.

Newcastle were finding it hard to get out of their own half and their efforts were hampered further when Hayden was shown a straight red for a tackle from behind on the impressive Murphy. Warnock has always insisted his side will be the first team everyone expects to beat, but he has not added too much Premier League experience to rectify that. "But the one person Newcastle can't afford to lose is Rafa".

Cardiff captain Sean Morrison blocked Yoshinori Muto's cross with his arm and Kenedy stepped up to take the penalty, only to see Etheridge guess right and save. "Kenedy should have been sent off", said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carrgaher.

He told Sky Sports: 'I can't see how the referee hasn't seen it. "That's worse than Kenedy's challenge".

Manquillo - who had had a hard half - suffered an injury before the break and was replaced by Hayden for the second half.

The United States International looked to have picked up a serious injury on the opening day of the season but scans have showed no serious damage, but he still remains a doubt for this weekend.

After Cardiff, Newcastle's opponent in the EPL is Chelsea at home on August 26.

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