Newcastle Win 2-0 At Cardiff City And Break Club Record

For the second time in five days our lads made us proud tonight and this time we managed to keep a clean sheet to win our 14th game away from home this season with a good 2-0 with at Cardiff City Stadium tonight.

That breaks a club record for the number of wins away from home in a single season.

So we can – and we will celebrate what our boys have done this season and tonight’s win also shows the professionalism of Rafa Benitez and the players that they put in a decent performance tonight to get the double over the south Wales side.

We are now on 91 points and just one point behind Brighton & Hove Albion who now play at home in the late kick off game against Bristol City tomorrow afternoon where a win will see them the Champions for the season.

If they win tomorrow congratulations to the Brighton club and their great manager Chris Hughton.

Newcastle players celebrate first goal brilliantly scored by Christian Atsu

There was massive traveling support tonight and it was great the lads produced the result that made it all worthwhile for these devoted fans because that’s a long journey from Newcastle – but with the best fans in the world it’s even to be expected these days – but we don’t take it for granted either.

Christian Atsu scored his second goal in as many games to go to five goals on the season after 55 minutes and then Isaac Hayden got his second of the season to make it 2-0 and another clean sheet – and we know Rafa’s going to be happy with that.

They were two fabulous goals tonight too – and it showed the class Newcastle have and puts them a step above most sides down below.

It was a much changed side tonight with five changes from the side that took Preston apart 4-1 at home last Monday night.

This also augers well for the future of the club that we have players who can come in and get the job done when they are called upon.

After a largely uneventful first half Rafa seems to have had Cardiff worked out at half time and Newcastle took full control of the game after the break.

Christian Atsu opened the scoring in the 55th minute with a magnificent  free-kick and he is making a late surge to try to become a permanent player at Newcastle this summer.

We hope Rafa gives his a permanent deal – he’s a very good player and a smashing lad – but it’s going to be a tough decision for Rafa to make.

Isaac Hayden scores fabulous goal – his second of the season

Then 10 minutes later the classy yet still young Isaac Hayden scored with a left-footed drive from outside the penalty box.

Newcastle went after the 3rd goal but couldn’t manage it, but after that shocking 3-1 loss at Ipswich Newcastle United have shown what good teams do – we have come back with two successive wins and 6 goals scored against one conceded.

As we said earlier we are massively proud of the players for what they have done for the club this season – they have been magnificent for us – thank you.


Cardiff: McGregor, Bennett, Morrison, Manga, Richards, Whittingham (Pilkington, 64), Halford (Ralls, 64), Gunnarsson, Harris (Noone, 24), Zohore, Hoilett.
Subs not used: Murphy, Peltier, Connolly, Lambert.

Newcastle: Elliot; Yedlin, Mbemba, Clark, Dummett; Hayden, Colback (Shelvey, 74); Atsu, Diame, Perez (Sterry, 90); Murphy (Mitrovic, 65).
Subs not used: Darlow, Haidara, Lazaar, Gouffran.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

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23 comments so far

  • TyneMouth

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Where are all the trolls, Rafa haters, moaners and groaners tonight?

    Sad little fellows, hope they are OK. (not!)…

  • Grumpy

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done, not pretty but a wins a win.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #3

    They’re all hiding under their tin hats as the noise of the fans celebrating promotion is just too much for them to bear

  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #4

    If Bristol happen to even hold Brighton to a draw tomorrow, it’ll make for a cracking day next Sunday. Rafa and Hughton’ll be up for it and the pressure will be on Brighton.

    No matter, it’ll be a day when the fans can really show the world – and Ashley if he can spare the time to turn up to support his team – what they think about a great season overall, the players and Rafa Benitez in particular.

    Great stuff.

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Great win, two cracking goals and a good overall performance. All we asked for to put pressure on Brighton tomorrow evening. If they’ve taken their foot off the pedal they might struggle to get it back on. Could’ve hoped for a better side than Bristol, but they need the points so who knows? Even a draw would suit us. Squeaky bum time for Brighton fans. 🙂
    Thought Atsu was excellent tonight. Along with Hayden and Dummett. In fact, nobody had a bad game, even Perez looked good. Seemed like they were a lot more relaxed and it showed.

  • giimps

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #6

    On my way back on the bus after an absolutely mint night, 2 quality goals, lost my voice through singing but well worth it…….going down going up going down going up sunderlands going down and the mags are going up …..what a night, game went over in about 20 mins and i thought we totally bossed them , they had the odd attempt which they could and should have scored from but nothing was going to spoil our promotion party tonight…onward to Barnsley hopefully still in the title race for the last game…come on Bristol. Carry on with your 4 game unbeaten streak HWTL HWTF

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Just got back from the match, had a couple of pints with a couple of Geordies and I’ve come to a conclusion that you Geordies are frigging nuts.

    Ha ha ha

    Excellent 3 points.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #8

    How can Cardiff boo shelvey when Jazz Richards plays for them and he’s a former swans player.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #9
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Welshie, coz they can’t boo their own player mate. 🙂 More to the point, did you enjoy it matey? Was it good to finally be amongst it? Great result, glad we won for you.

  • Belfast

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #11

    My points prediction isn’t looking to shabby now eh Manxpie ?? 93 points.

    Yours on the other hand 110 hehe the least said about that the better.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Control the game, implement a plan of attack at half time, score and hold on. We may get better players in during the summer but there will be no improvement in the playing strategy. Viva Rafa!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Oohh forgot about that points prediction at the start of the season Belfast. I think I had Gayle as top scorer and Hayden as best player. Can’t remember how many points I thought we’d end up with.

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Belfast, I had 93 as well matey. The one tally we can’t get lmao! Typical innit? Still, had us finish top so that’s still a possibility if Brighton fail to beat Bristol tomorrow. A few thousand Mags should turn up and help the Bristol support. 🙂 If we do win and they don’t, I’ll have top, 93 points and Ritchie player of the season. Everything else went with the birdies! 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Ron, gotta love those Latin type commentators mate! 🙂

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #16


    I enjoyed every minute of it mate, can’t fault Newcastle fans, best in the world, frigging nuts though.

    Ha ha ha

  • reilly

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Was ment to be at the match the neet,but met some welsh tart in a pub and knocked its hips oot,now im stuck here till the morra.

  • Belfast

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Unfortunately for us Bristol are absolutely shite on the road. It would be a minor miracle if Brighton didn’t win. That Ipswich result killed us to be honest. Happy enough with second anyway.

  • Belfast

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #19


  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Lindy, not true mate. Better players will make for better style of football. Still going to be pragmatic though, because consolidation is the target. The following season, when he spends a shyt load more money to top us up, then we’ll be entertained. Just got to be patient mate, it’ll all be worth it when we win something. 🙂

  • one fine day

    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Anyone seen warnocks post match interview on bbc?
    Classless Tw@t
    Rafa is been looked at for suggesting the choice of refs for certain clubs could be better yet warnock can sprout that and nothing will be said ?
    Again even after a decent away win the Bbc wax on about the seagulls the darlings of the league …..

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Ye can’t give up yet Belfast! Send those positive vibes down to the Bristol players. ‘You can do it. You can do it!’ Whilst there’s life there’s always hope. 🙂

  • wynsleap

    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Belfast @ 18
    What killed us really was that disgraceful refereeing display at Notts Forest which led to us losing Shelvey, the trumped charge against Shelvey by a petty Wolves and that late goal by Leeds when a ridiculous 5 minutes were added on at the end.
    We should have had two pens tonight and they were both ignored yet the ref was looking at them right next to where they took place.
    The lads have done fantastic to achieve promotion as we have had absolutely nothing from dire refs all through this season.
    Stuff ’em all and stuff this division with its ‘bus parkers’ bent officials and talentless cloggers – good riddance to the lot of them.


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