Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 – Saturday 5 November 3pm

It was eight wins in a row as Newcastle eventually overcame Cardiff City.

Goals at the start and end of the first half had looked to put the table toppers well in control.

However, things got a bit sloppy and Newcastle allowed the visitors a foothold back in the game.

United facing a slightly tense close to the game after missed chances and then a consolation goal from Whittingham made the result far closer than it should have been.

Enjoy two excellent Newcastle goals once again and the other highlights, including judge for yourself whether Cardiff’s goal should have been disallowed for handball.

Watch the highlights below.

Here are the stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1

Goals – 

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

Unused Subs:

Sels, Colback, Hanley, Gayle, Lazaar,

Referee: Tony Harrington

Crowd: 51,257

(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)