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Friday February 5, 2010 Finished sportsdirect.com @ St James' Park

5 - 1

Newcastle United

  • Carroll 3’, 15’
  • Gyepes 6’ (o.g.)
  • Løvenkrands 69’, 82’

Cardiff City

  • Wildig 89’

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  1. Classy Newcastle crush Cardiff

    Classy Newcastle crush Cardiff

    Newcastle romped past Cardiff with a crushing 5-1 victory at St James's Park to move six points clear at the top of the Championship table. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Cardiff City
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at St James's, and Newcastle thrash Cardiff 5-1 courtesy of braces from Lovenkrands and Carroll. This emphatic victory puts the Magpies six points clear at the top of the Championship! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+4' Whittingham has been very quiet this evening, but the midfielder turns sharply to lose Guthrie, and that was a fleeting piece of inspiration.
    • 90+2' Lovenkrands is full of running as he again shows his fine turn of pace to evade Gerrard, but his cross is poor on this occasion.
    • 90' The travelling fans, to their credit, celebrate the goal with fervour and remain in high spirits. Five minutes will be added at the end of this second half.
    • 89' GOAL!!!! WILDIG GETS A CONSOLATION FOR CARDIFF! The 19-year-old keeps his composure superbly to beat the onrushing Harper and give the visitors a solitary strike to narrow the hefty deficit!
    • 87' Taylor fouls Whittingham as the play becomes rather scrappy late on, but Newcastle will not mind with the result wrapped up.
    • 86' Routledge has been inspired this evening, and he brushes past Blake with another pacey run.
    • 85' Newcastle are romping towards victory and the home fans are as raucous as ever with Lovenkrands storming down the wing looking to find a sixth!
    • 83' This really is a chastening experience for Cardiff, who are struggling to string together three passes at the moment as Nolan dispossesses Blake. Fitz Hall is replaced by Tamas Kadar in Newcastle's third change.
    • 82' GOAL!!! SUBSTITUTE LOVENKRANDS NETS HIS SECOND! The Dane steals in to convert his second and Newcastle's fifth, and this is an absolute thrashing! Cardiff are despondent and demoralised.
    • 82' Nolan drills a low shot wide of Marshall's far post from range, but it just shows the confidence coursing through Newcastle.
    • 81' What a chance for Carroll to seal his hat-trick! The striker thumps the floor in frustration as he fails to meet Routledge's dinked cross from the left.
    • 79' Darcy Blake lashes a wild shot from 30 yards which sails innocuously out of play, and that was very poor indeed. Gutierrez is replaced by Ryan Taylor as Hughton makes his second change.
    • 78' Nolan and Gutierrez exchange passes out on the left for Newcastle, and it is all too easy for the hosts as they keep possession comfortably.
    • 77' 19-year-old Aaron Wildig comes on to replace Stephen McPhail as Dave Jones makes his third and final change.
    • 75' McCormack jostles for possession with Guthrie, and the intensity of this match has improved slightly since the fourth goal.
    • 73' Harper pumps a long ball upfield to Carroll, who takes the ball down superbly before Blake nips in to regain possession for the visitors.
    • 71' Nolan hits the post after stealing in from an offside position, and a collective sigh goes up around the ground - that was so nearly five!
    • 69' GOAL!!!! LOVENKRANDS MAKES IT FOUR! Routledge makes a stunning run down the right before slipping across a precise cross which Lovenkrands side-foots past Marshall!
    • 67' The atmosphere is deteriorating as Newcastle continue to cruise in this match, with Cardiff unable to test their hosts at all.
    • 65' Newcastle keep the ball in midfield with consummate ease as Cardiff let their intensity peter out somewhat.
    • 63' The play is very fragmented and subdued at the moment as both sides seem to be settling for the inevitable result.
    • 61' Chopra is charging around in very determined fashion, looking to force the issue and create something for the visitors but to no avail.
    • 60' Gutierrez charges down the left once more and cuts the ball back, but Carroll does not time his run.
    • 59' Cardiff continue to exert good pressure in the Newcastle half, but they are not able to force the initiative and create any clear-cut chances.
    • 57' Best is withdrawn by Chris Hughton, and Peter Lovenkrands comes on in his place.
    • 55' Best challenges with Gerrard as the forward looks to stamp his authority on the second half, but the ball bounces to safety.
    • 53' Carroll continues to cause havoc in the Cardiff half as he jumps for everything in the air and wins a good proportion of his aerial challenges.
    • 52' Williamson hammers a long ball over Gerrard's head at the back, and that is pretty speculative.
    • 51' Chopra makes a fine run down the right before cutting inside and firing a low shot narrowly wide - fine play!
    • 49' McPhail attempts to get the ball down and play for his side, and he finds Chopra with a slick ball inside.
    • 47' Blake and Nolan clash in midfield as the play begins in scrappy fashion. Adam Matthews has been replaced by Mark Kennedy in Cardiff's second change.
    • 46' The second half is underway at St James's Park, and the home fans are in a jubilant mood.
    • 45+3' The half-time whistle goes at St James's Park, and Newcastle are cruising at 3-0 courtesy of a brace from the excellent Andy Carroll and a Gabor Gyepes own goal! Surely there is no way back for Cardiff now.
    • 45+1' Nolan makes a fine tackle to dispossess the dangerous Chopra, before playing a raking long ball over to Best.
    • 45' Three minutes will be added at the end of this first half, and Newcastle are keeping the ball through Gutierrez.
    • 43' Chopra is hauled down by Hall, but the free-kick is wasted as the home fans make their way to the tea bars.
    • 41' Cardiff are ending the first half much better than they started it, but Newcastle are pretty comfortable.
    • 39' Blake is playing in the middle for Cardiff, and he makes a stern challenge on Nolan to regain possession for his side.
    • 38' Chopra continues to work incredibly hard for Cardiff, but is being booed at every opportunity - he can't be happy.
    • 37' Cardiff's marking has been extremely poor in this first half, but Williamson could not capitalise on this occasion.
    • 36' Williamson has a free header, but he makes a poor contact as Marshall clings on to the ball with relief.
    • 35' Routledge scampers down the wing once more and whips over a fine cross, but Best cannot latch on to the delivery.
    • 34' Carroll has never scored a senior hat-trick previously, and he will be eyeing one this evening with Cardiff reeling.
    • 33' Hall thumps a long ball upfield to Best, who has been very quiet, but won't care with his side cruising.
    • 31' Cardiff are having a torrid time at the back as Gutierrez and Routledge fly down either flank at pace. Meanwhile, Bothroyd is replaced by Burke for Cardiff.
    • 29' Guthrie is challenging for everything in midfield and proving a real pest for Cardiff.
    • 27' McCormack flies down the left and whips over a testing cross which is almost met by Chopra, only for Hall to steal in.
    • 26' Nolan powers into the Cardiff half, but his shot from range is very speculative and does not trouble Marshall.
    • 25' Carroll storms forward once more, and he fires a low shot narrowly wide of Marshall's near post - great effort!
    • 23' Newcastle lead 3-0 in this first half, and Cardiff have not looked at the same level as their hosts.
    • 22' McPhail gets the ball down in midfield and strings a few passes together, but Nolan and Guthrie are stifling his space.
    • 21' Gyepes redeems himself slightly for his earlier error with a good challenge to end a run from Gutierrez abruptly on halfway.
    • 19' Bothroyd is fighting for everything in the air, but he and Chopra are feeding on scraps in the Newcastle half.
    • 18' There is no doubt who is on top as wave after wave of Newcastle pressure keeps the visitors on the back foot. Cardiff are firmly under the cosh!
    • 17' Chopra is caught offside as he strays behind the Newcastle back line with a sharp run - good movement, but mistimed.
    • 15' GOAL!!! CARROLL MAKES IT THREE FOR NEWCASTLE! The imposing forward is wreaking havoc in the Cardiff box, and another clinical finish from close range gives Newcastle their third on the quarter hour!
    • 15' Patrick van Aanholt shows his pace with a sharp run down the left overlapping Gutierrez before Matthews intervenes.
    • 13' Gutierrez has started superbly for Newcastle, and he produces another enterprising run down the left for the hosts.
    • 12' Fitz Hall is unconvincing as he clears the ball upfield from the back, but Simpson helps out as Newcastle alleviate any danger.
    • 11' Newcastle look very comfortable, and it is only when they switch off slightly that Cardiff edge back into the match.
    • 9' McCormack hits the bar! The forward unleashes a fierce strike from range which crashes against the crossbar with Harper comprehensively beaten!
    • 7' Cardiff attack down the left through McCormack, but Hall and Williamson combine to see the ball to safety.
    • 6' GOAL!!! A GABOR GYEPES OWN GOAL MAKES IT TWO! Newcastle are buoyant, and Cardiff are utterly shell-shocked at St James's! Carroll hits the post after cutting in from the left, and Gyepes is caught flat-footed as he turns the ball into his own net!
    • 5' Chopra, whose name was roundly booed before the match, makes a fine run down the left before losing it to Simpson.
    • 4' Cardiff are stunned early on, and Peter Whittingham attempts to get the ball down and settle his side down.
    • 3' GOAL!!! NEWCASTLE LEAD AFTER JUST TWO MINUTES! Andy Carroll nets his seventh goal of the season, and that was an opportunist finish from the striker! Cardiff are under the cosh already.
    • 2' Routledge surges into the penalty area after cutting in from the left, but he loses his conviction inside the box.
    • 1' The first half is underway at St James's Park, and the hosts kick us off.
    • - THE TEAMS ARE IN! Kevin Friend will officiate tonight's match. How do you see it going? Post your predictions below
    • - Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Hall, Van Aanholt, Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Best. Subs: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Pancrate, Ameobi, Kadar, Ranger
    • - Cardiff: Marshall, Matthews, Gyepes, Gerrard, McNaughton, Blake, Whittingham, McPhail, McCormack, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Enckelman, Kennedy, Burke, Quinn, Taiwo, Wildig, Feeney
    • - Midfielder Stephen McPhail and defender Miguel Comminges have returned to training after lengthy absences but neither are ready for match action just yet. Captain Mark Hudson (ankle), young striker Josh Magennis (broken fibula) and on-loan Kelvin Etuhu (ankle) all remain out for the long-term as the fourth-placed Bluebirds look to inflict a first home defeat of the season on the leaders.
    • - Rae's absence provides manager Dave Jones with a midfield dilemma with Joe Ledley already sidelined following the first of two hip operations that could rule him out for the rest of the campaign. Peter Whittingham is likely to move into the middle of the park and partner fit-again Aaron Wildig or Darcy Blake, with Chris Burke and Ross McCormack on either flank. Solomon Taiwo is another option.
    • - Gavin Rae will miss Cardiff's first trip to Newcastle in 26 years having been ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring injury. The central midfielder was forced off shortly after the hour mark in last weekend's 2-1 win over Doncaster - a result which extended the cash-strapped club's unbeaten sequence to eight games.
    • - However, Steven Taylor (knee) and Jose Enrique (hamstring) will be missing one again while midfielder Joey Barton is continuing his fight for full fitness after returning to training after a foot injury.
    • - Shola Ameobi (shoulder), Danny Simpson and Jonas Gutierrez (both ankle) are fit once again and teenage full-back Patrick van Aanholt, on loan from Chelsea, could be in line to make his first appearance at St James's Park.
    • - New signings Leon Best and Fitz Hall will hope for Newcastle debuts this evening. Best, the former Coventry striker, and defender Hall, signed on loan from QPR, is included in the squad.
    • - Newcastle will look to stretch their lead at the top of the Championship table to six points as they host Cardiff City at St James's Park.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL!!!! WILDIG GETS A CONSOLATION FOR CARDIFF! The 19-year-old keeps his composure superbly to beat the onrushing Harper and give the visitors a solitary strike to narrow the hefty deficit!
    • 82' GOAL!!! SUBSTITUTE LOVENKRANDS NETS HIS SECOND! The Dane steals in to convert his second and Newcastle's fifth, and this is an absolute thrashing! Cardiff are despondent and demoralised.
    • 81' What a chance for Carroll to seal his hat-trick! The striker thumps the floor in frustration as he fails to meet Routledge's dinked cross from the left.
    • 69' GOAL!!!! LOVENKRANDS MAKES IT FOUR! Routledge makes a stunning run down the right before slipping across a precise cross which Lovenkrands side-foots past Marshall!
    • 15' GOAL!!! CARROLL MAKES IT THREE FOR NEWCASTLE! The imposing forward is wreaking havoc in the Cardiff box, and another clinical finish from close range gives Newcastle their third on the quarter hour!
    • 9' McCormack hits the bar! The forward unleashes a fierce strike from range which crashes against the crossbar with Harper comprehensively beaten!
    • 6' GOAL!!! A GABOR GYEPES OWN GOAL MAKES IT TWO! Newcastle are buoyant, and Cardiff are utterly shell-shocked at St James's! Carroll hits the post after cutting in from the left, and Gyepes is caught flat-footed as he turns the ball into his own net!
    • 3' GOAL!!! NEWCASTLE LEAD AFTER JUST TWO MINUTES! Andy Carroll nets his seventh goal of the season, and that was an opportunist finish from the striker! Cardiff are under the cosh already.
    • 2' Routledge surges into the penalty area after cutting in from the left, but he loses his conviction inside the box.
    • - Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Hall, Van Aanholt, Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Best. Subs: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Pancrate, Ameobi, Kadar, Ranger
    • - Cardiff: Marshall, Matthews, Gyepes, Gerrard, McNaughton, Blake, Whittingham, McPhail, McCormack, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Enckelman, Kennedy, Burke, Quinn, Taiwo, Wildig, Feeney

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Harper
      • D. Simpson
      • M. Williamson
      • F. Hall Substitution Out (82′)
      • P. van Aanholt
      • D. Guthrie
      • K. Nolan
      • W. Routledge
      • J. Gutiérrez Substitution Out (79′)
      • A. Carroll Goals×2
      • L. Best Yellow Card Substitution Out (60′)

      Subs

      • S. Ameobi
      • F. Pancrate
      • T. Krul
      • T. Kádár Substitution In82′
      • N. Ranger
      • P. Løvenkrands Substitution In60′ Goals×2
      • R. Taylor Substitution In79′
    • Starting line-up

      • D. Marshall
      • A. Matthews Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Gyepes Own Goal Yellow Card
      • A. Gerrard
      • K. McNaughton
      • P. Whittingham
      • S. McPhail Substitution Out (75′)
      • D. Blake
      • R. McCormack
      • M. Chopra
      • J. Bothroyd Substitution Out (30′)

      Subs

      • P. Enckelman
      • W. Feeney
      • C. Burke Substitution In30′
      • S. Taiwo
      • M. Kennedy Substitution In45′
      • P. Quinn
      • A. Wildig Substitution In75′ Goal
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