Watch the excellent winning goal here from Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1
Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 – Saturday 5 November 2016
Newcastle started strongly and finished the first half in the same fashion.
After only three minutes Mitrovic worked an opening for United and Atsu finished in front of the fans in the Leazes End.
A first half of missed chances and moves breaking down followed as Newcastle threatened to try and coast to a one goal victory.
However, just before the half-time whistle, DeAndre Yedlin and Yoan Gouffran combined for an excellently worked goal which proved to be the match winner.
Watch it below.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1
Newcastle: Atsu 3, Gouffran 45
Cardiff: Whittingham 77
Possession was Cardiff 33% Newcastle 67%
Total shots were Cardiff 10 Newcastle 18
Shots on target were Cardiff 2 Newcastle 4
Corners were Cardiff 4 Newcastle 10
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Atsu (Diame 89), Gouffran (Anita 72), Hayden, Shelvey, Perez, Mitrovic
Sels, Colback, Hanley, Gayle, Lazaar,
Referee: Tony Harrington
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 go here)
(Neil Warnock blames match officials for defeat, read what he had to say here)
(To view the fan player ratings from Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 and to add your own go here)
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