Remy sinks Bluebirds! Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

Remy celebrates

Remy celebrates
Remy celebrates
Loic Remy struck twice in eight first-half minutes to give United a well deserved victory at Cardiff City yesterday afternoon.

The away side dominated the first period and should have been more than two goals ahead at half-time but a consolation goal from Peter Odemwingie ensured a nervy finish for the Magpies.

Anything less than three points though would have been harsh on Alan Pardew’s side though and they fully deserved their win. It was one of the best performances I’ve seen from a United side for some time, especially in that first-half, and Cardiff just didn’t have an answer for us as we blew them away with attacking intent.

However it was the home side who produced the first chance as Fraizer Campbell got to a long ball before goalkeeper Tim Krul and rounded the keeper only to lose his footing just as he was about to shoot.

From then on though it was all United and David Marshall in the Cardiff goal had to be in hand to deny Loic Remy an opener before defender Andrew Taylor managed to get himself in front of Papiss Cisse’s effort on the rebound. Moments later it was Moussa Sissoko who stung the palms of Marshall with a fierce drive from the edge of the area.

The away side were looking dangerous and once again should have taken the lead after Mathieu Debuchy set up Remy 26 minutes only for the former QPR man to shoot tamely into the arms of Marshall, but just four minutes later Remy wasn’t to be denied as he ran the ball from inside the Newcastle half, cut in onto his right foot and fired low past Marshall into the bottom left corner of the net.

Just eight minutes later and it was 2-0. Yohan Cabaye fed Papiss Cisse who saw his attempt at goal blocked by Marshall only for the rebound to fall to Remy who calmly rolled the ball home from outside the box.

It could have been three moment later as Yohan Cabaye lined up a free kick which looked as though would end up as a cross only to fool everyone and thump an effort off the post which would have left Marshall with no chance had it been a few centimetres to the left. A good half but United had to settle for two at the interval.

Half-time: Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

Cardiff came back into the game in the second half however and soon reduced the deficit when substitute Jordan Mutch fed Odemwingie inside the box with a clever pass and the striker took the ball round Krul before firing into the net. A couple of minutes later and the home side could have been level as Frazier Campbell shot across the face of goal with Aron Gunnarsson unable to get on the end of it.

But United were still dangerous and could have added a third on the break as Loic Remy played the ball through for Moussa Sissoko who shot straight at David Marshall.

Loic Remy was replaced by Jonas Gutierrez much to the dismay of the away fans but with treatment given to the Frenchman it was soon apparent that the change was forced more than anything. However the Argentine should have added another goal soon after his introduction but his free header went over the crossbar.

Papiss Cisse was denied by Marshall late on and United had strong claims for a penalty waved away after the ball struck Andrew Taylor’s hand but in the end the damage was done in the first half and it’s three points on the board for United who now move into the top ten.

Howay the lads!

Cardiff: David Marshall; Andrew Taylor, Steven Caulker, Ben Turner, Kevin Theophile-Catherine; Gary Medel, Peter Whittingham, Kim Bo-Kyung, Aron Gunnarsson, Peter Odemwingie; Fraizer Campbell

Subs: Joe Lewis; Mark Hudson, Craig Noone, Jordon Mutch, Don Cowie, Nicky Maynard, Craig Bellamy

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Papiss CissΓ©, Loic Remy

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi

Attendance: 27,538

615 thoughts on “Remy sinks Bluebirds! Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

  1. Prem ,well that’s it isn’t it ,the squad is woefully short on the top player front ,there is no competition really is there. That’s where a really good coach can make a big difference .


  2. Bris that sounds like a set for a Disney movie… πŸ˜€

    The board has said that they don’t look at the transfer windows as one window but as a collective. So this year we have signed 7 players (1 loan) the majority our first team player. If that is unambitious… i think people are expecting far far far to much from the board.


  3. Kim, as long as the spiders stay high up in the trees I don’t mind. When they come to head height, they die. I’m operating on a kind of natural selection basis – only the high branch web-makers survive.

    They aren’t allowed in the house, under any circumstances.


  4. Santii, the truth is we have a decent squad, the Owner and board are doing enough, maybe Just enough, and our manager is getting a tune out of them but there is too much inconsistency. There is not enough to allow rotation, and we are a long way behind the big six.

    The good news is that nobody looks like being any better. And some look woefully short.


  5. @Prem for me the manager is the weakness. I was disappointed that he wasn’t replaced in the summer. To late now so i am behind him and the team and the club.

    We as a club do not generate enough money to have a team that can rotate like the big 6 clubs. I think the fact Ashley doesn’t bankroll us with his own money is a big negative for some fans.

    The gap between the the top will be very very hard to close now with the FFP rules in place. It could work in our favor if some teams need to cut back and we wont.

    I think i am far to positive and optimistic for my own good tbh πŸ˜€


  6. Santii to me he is not necessarily the weakest link, I’m not sure what is. For us to make a step up, eg top six it will take not only a top manager but enough years of success to embed that. We have had a couple of periods of success but neither durable enough to establish a dynasty of success.


  7. Cheeses wept ! πŸ˜€

    There’s ganna be one mighty eruption shortly from Uzzy Ozzy! πŸ˜€

    He’s livid with Big Dave and now accusing him of misrepresenting him. πŸ˜€

    Oh dear. πŸ˜€

    Never in the history of the blog NITHOTB! πŸ˜€


  8. One of the greatest observations I’ve disclosed (I have a great eye for great observations) is, Begas has blossomed in the midst of Aussie’s gigantic hissy fit! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Good on you Begas for not taking the piss out of Aussie. That’s loyalty fella. ;-).

    I know you live on the other side of Oz to Aussie but can you just pop round his to see if he’s ok? πŸ˜‰


  9. @ Prem

    Hahaha. πŸ˜†

    Why are you bothered by my posts to Aussie?

    I’m sure you’ve got better things to discuss πŸ™‚


  10. Santii@602, and Premandup, great input lads. I appreciate the fact that Santii is trying to put a positive spin on “The Board” (.i.e. one man – Ashley).

    However, football is ALL about results, and is in fact also an entertainment industry. My big bugbear with the toon during Pardew’s reign is that we have, whatever blather Pardew tries to drum into it, because it is patently not true, invariably played pretty poor football, whilst flirting scarily close to relegation, at least once from my recollection. Of course we finished ONCE in the top five, but as we all recognise, this is far from the norm.

    I want to follow a toon team that puts in 100% and makes us all proud, not necessarily winning the Champions League, but as a minumum not rolling over and being absolutely battered footballing wise by the likes of Everton, Swansea and Southampton. Over to you Pardew and “The Board”…


  11. Watched Senegal v The Ivory Coast yesterday, two extremely athletic teams who really went for it, the only issue football wise is that they couldn’t string more than three passes together, the number of ball turn-overs was shocking, but man could they batter into each other.
    Cisse was again isolated up front… but score a great half chance in the last minute.


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