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)