FA Cup - Third Round
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Newcastle United 1-2 Cardiff City

Newcastle v Cardiff

New Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer masterminded the Bluebirds first win at Newcastle in 51 years as goals from Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell completed a superb comeback in the FA Cup third round.

Solskjaer made his name as a deadly substitute striker at Manchester United and he introduced Noone and Campbell in the second half to earn Cardiff a place in the fourth round for the first time in four seasons.

Papiss Cisse followed up Moussa Sissoko's effort to score in the 61st minute after Hatem Ben Arfa had hit the woodwork either side of half-time.

But Cardiff were transformed by their replacements as Campbell hit the post before Noone fired in from long range a minute after coming on.

And Solskjaer's former Manchester United team-mate and ex-Sunderland striker Campbell ended a four-game winless run for the Bluebirds with a header 10 minutes from time.

It is the first time that Cardiff have beaten the Magpies in the FA Cup and the result will give the club a huge boost after a difficult period following the sacking of former boss Malky Mackay on 27 December.

It is too soon to say whether replacing Mackay with two-time FA Cup winner Solskjaer was the right decision by owner Vincent Tan because Cardiff, sitting just a point above the bottom three in 17th position, face a tough task to lift their Premier League relegation worries.

But there were plenty of signs in this game that he can build on a positive approach with funds promised to him by Tan in the January transfer window.

The visitors looked like they were heading for defeat before Solskjaer's substitutions as the hosts cranked up on the pressure on David Marshall's goal.

However, in front of a crowd of 31,166, Alan Pardew's much-changed team could not add to Cisse's goal and they have now lost their last three games.

Solskjaer, who was appointed on 2 January, made five changes to the side that lost to Arsenal on New Year's Day and they showed controlled possession and had several chances to take the lead early on.

However, in keeping with being the joint lowest scorers away from home in the Premier League, they failed to profit as Don Cowie, Kevin McNaughton and Kim Bo-Kyung wasted good opportunities.

Mark Hudson did find the back of the net from a corner, but his header was ruled out for pushing in the box.

Ben Arfa was one of seven Newcastle changes and his influence grew through the first half, culminating with the French winger cutting in from the right to hit a firm shot against the post from 20 yards.

That sparked a better period for the hosts, as Cardiff became sloppy with their passing, and Ben Arfa again hit the woodwork early in the second half when his right-footed shot looped onto the top of the crossbar via a Marshall save.

Solskjaer attempted to wrestle control of the game by introducing Campbell.

But his side went behind within a minute as Sissoko latched onto Yoan Gouffran's through ball and although his shot was blocked, Cisse followed in for his third goal of the season.

Campbell did have an impact as he hit the post after 70 minutes, but it was eclipsed by the contribution of Noone, who collected the ball with his first touch before lashing in from 30 yards.

Campbell was not to be denied, though, as he headed in Peter Whittingham's corner 10 minutes from time.

Although Ben Arfa again went close, it was a smiling Solskjaer who celebrated with his team in front of the travelling fans at the final whistle.

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Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 21Elliot
  • 3Santon
  • 19Haidara
  • 24Tioté
  • 27TaylorBooked at 69mins
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 7SissokoSubstituted forRemyat 85'minutes
  • 8Anita
  • 9CisséSubstituted forAmeobiat 85'minutes
  • 10Ben ArfaBooked at 90mins
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forObertanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Williamson
  • 14Remy
  • 23Ameobi
  • 25Obertan
  • 28Ameobi
  • 36Dummett
  • 42Alnwick

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 25McNaughton
  • 42John
  • 17GunnarssonBooked at 42mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 6Turner
  • 19Cowie
  • 13Kim Bo-kyungSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 9CorneliusSubstituted forCampbellat 60'minutes
  • 11OdemwingieSubstituted forNooneat 72'minutes
  • 7Whittingham

Substitutes

  • 4Caulker
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Brayford
  • 14Smith
  • 16Noone
  • 22Conway
  • 32Lewis
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
31,166

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Cardiff City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Cardiff City 2.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Declan John.

Booking

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.
Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tommy Smith (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Loïc Remy replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Papiss Demba Cissé.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Cardiff City 2. Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Tommy Smith replaces Kim Bo-Kyung.
Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Peter Whittingham.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Cardiff City 1. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Craig Noone replaces Peter Odemwingie.
Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).
Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Peter Odemwingie (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Steven Taylor (Newcastle United).
Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Don Cowie (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Gabriel Obertan replaces Yoan Gouffran.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Cardiff City 0. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Andreas Cornelius.
Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).
Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by David Marshall.
Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by David Marshall.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt missed. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Cardiff City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Cardiff City 0.
Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Robert Elliot.
Attempt saved. Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City).
Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).
(Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).
Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.
Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).
Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.
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