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It’s all over for Cardiff as they are relegated to the Championship.
90+2'
Cardiff force a late corner and are caught on the break. Sissoko has his shot saved. Should have crossed to Remy.
90+1'
Three more minutes and Cardiff’s agony is over.
Newcastle United Goal

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90'
 
GOAL Newcastle! It’s Steven Taylor who knocks it home from Remy’s header.
89'
Shot from Sissoko deflected just behind for a corner. Nearly 3-0.
88'
Utter despair for Cardiff now as surely they are down.
87'
 
GOAL Newcastle! Remy finishes Cardiff off with a simple finish from Sissoko’s cross.
Newcastle United Goal

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86'
Fans hugely frustrated by Newcastle’s lack of ambition. Bizarre second half.
Cardiff City Substitution
85'
 
Cardiff sub: Eikrem on for Fabio.
84'
Shot from Bellamy charged down. Sissoko breaks but his shot deflects back to Marshall.
83'
Cross by Zaha and Jones hits the deck but nothing in that challenge in the box from Taylor.
82'
It just hasn’t felt like a performance of a side on the brink. The urgency just hasn’t been there.
81'
Cardiff counter through Zaha and Bellamy. Patient build-up play but Bellamy assumes wrongly he’s offside and knocks the ball out.
80'
Cardiff have to start taking chances now and throwing men forward. Ten minutes remain.
79'
Boos from the crowd as Alan Pardew walks out of the dugout for the first time. Newcastle switch to a back three.
Newcastle United Substitution
78'
 
Newcastle sub: Taylor on for Anita.
77'
Cardiff caught napping as Remy springs clear but Caulker blocks.
76'
Newcastle have been warned that Cardiff are far from finished here.
75'
Great chance Jones! Gunnarson plays it to him and Krul saves his shot. Gunnarson’s shot then cleared miraculously off the line by Coloccini from Bellamy’s cross.
74'
It’s been a really strange second half, devoid of clear chances. Most of the action happening in the stands. Run and shot from Mutch well wide.
73'
Campbell has every right to feel aggrieved at being subbed. He’s done very little wrong today.
Cardiff City Substitution
72'
 
Cardiff City sub: Jones on for Campbell
71'
Plenty of time and still hope for Cardiff City. Jones preparing to come on for Campbell.
70'
It’s not an overwhelming walk out. The majority are staying. Superb run and cross from Fabio but he can't pick anyone out.
Newcastle United Substitution
69'
And so we’re into the 69th minute as Tim Krul punches clear Bellamy’s free kick. And some fans are leaving.
Newcastle United Yellow card

Newcastle

Cardiff

68'
 
Yellow card for Debuchy for a foul on Zaha.
67'
Fans approaching the directors’ box and being escorted away. Athletics commentator Brendan Foster looks on.
66'
Very subdued atmosphere now. Strangely quiet. Is everyone waiting for the 69th minute…
65'
POSSESSION: Newcastle 59%-41% Cardiff
64'
 
Solskjaer still has Kenwyne Jones to turn to. May not be long before he appears. Haidara flagged offside.
63'
Another good run from Zaha, brought down by Anita. Cardiff by no means out of this.
62'
Dangerous ball from Caulker but it’s a good headed clearance from Williamson.
61'
There were two planned walk-outs. One on 60 minutes and one on 69. Most fans still in the stadium.
60'
Zaha wins a corner but it’s a great clearing header. There are, in fact, Newcastle fans leaving now…
59'
Ten minutes remain until the planned fan walk-out…
Premier League - Newcastle fans planning mass walkout after 69 minutes

Newcastle United fans, "angry and frustrated" by their team's poor season, are planning a 69th-minute walk-out protest.

58'
Nice play from Haidara as Bellamy stands off the challenge but it just runs out for a goal kick.
57'
 
Zaha flagged offside as the anti-establishment chants continue.
56'
Cardiff have been on top early in this second half. A goal would turn the stadium into a very negative place. Deflected Williamson shot just wide!
55'
Now the fans are turning on Mike Ashley, telling him to get out of their club. Looks like this walk-out may well happen.
54'
A deflected Zaha cross has Krul struggling and it’s just wide of his far post!
53'
It has been a very subdued St. James’ park with not a lot going on. Cardiff must capitalise on this atmosphere.
52'
Looks like his ankle is the problem but he’s back on his feet. Chants of ‘We want Pardew out’ from a section of Newcastle fans.
51'
Remy has gone down in some discomfort after a challenge from Mutch.
50'
Corner taken by Bellamy, Whittingham back in but Krul claims.
49'
Decent start to the half from Cardiff, applying pressure on the Newcastle defence.
48'
Sloppy pass out of defence from Caulker straight out for a Newcastle throw. Basic stuff.
47'
Turner stretches to reach the corner but can’t quite hook it on target to test Krul. Over a year since his last goal.
46'
So Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an attacking change in an attempt to rescue his club’s season. Zaha wins an early corner.
Cardiff City Substitution
Newcastle United Substitution
45+1'
Newcastle passing it around nicely, playing out the clock…
45'
 
Cardiff City sub: Bellamy on for Kim. Newcastle sub: Dummett off for Haidara.
45'
We’re back underway here at St. James’ Park for the biggest half of Cardiff’s season. Newcastle fans have also threatened to stage a walk-out on the 69th minute of the match.
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HALF TIME: Newcastle 1-0 Cardiff
45'
Caulker crashes Ameobi’s header down the pitch. Cardiff want the half time whistle.
44'
We’ll have two minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first half for the Debuchy knock.
43'
Dangerous cross from Debuchy looking for Remy but it’s a good claim by Marshall.
42'
Almost too easy for Newcastle in the final third. Sissoko shoots wide again. Too much space being allowed.
41'
POSSESSION: Newcastle 61%-39% Cardiff
40'
The Newcastle fans are walking out! For some half time refreshments…
39'
Only twice this season have Newcastle scored first at home and gone on to lose. The omens not great. Great work from Campbell and he wins a free kick having been brought down by Dummett. Great delivery from Whittingham but just too high for Mutch.
38'
Peter Odemwingie has put Stoke ahead against Fulham. More good news for Cardiff fans.
37'
The good news for Cardiff is that they’re still in it and the Newcastle defence has looked flakey when they’ve attacked.
36'
Caulker gets a head on Whittingham’s free kick but he can’t direct it on target. Better.
35'
SHOTS: Newcastle 6-4 Cardiff
34'
It opens up for Tiote but he fires wide. Should have done better.
33'
Ball over the top from Mutch just slightly overhit for Zaha as Krul comes out well. Good spell for Cardiff.
32'
More bad news for Cardiff fans as Sunderland go 1-0 up at Old Trafford.
31'
Sissoko’s deflected cross hits the back of the post and away for a corner.
30'
Another chance for Zaha, he’s through on goal but Debuchy gets back with a wonderful challenge as he’s about to pull the trigger.
29'
Zaha should score! He wriggles into the box, turning Debuchy inside out but it’s a great save by Krul with an outstretched leg.
28'
Craig Bellamy warming up in front of the Newcastle fans, surprisingly to a few boos. Poor ball from Coloccini straight through to marshall.
27'
STAT: Cardiff have scored only nine first half goals in the Premier League this season. By far the fewest.
26'
The ball comes through to Kim and it’s a great challenge by Debuchy to put him off his shot at goal.
25'
Cardiff just can’t keep hold of the ball. If they concede another this could get embarrassing.

14 - Cardiff City have conceded more headed goals than any other Premier League side this season (14). Problem.

23'
STAT: Shola Ameobi has scored in successive PL home apps for the first time since October 2010, when he netted in the 2-2 draw v Wigan and twice in the 5-1 win v Sunderland.
22'
Cardiff really are lucky not to be totally out of the match already.
21'
 
Shot from Sissoko deflects off the post! Cardiff all over the place.
20'
Only two away wins for Cardiff all season. Looks like staying that way.
19'
SHOTS: Newcastle 4-1 Cardiff
18'
Well that goal really was coming but where was the marking? Tall order for Cardiff now. Newcastle force another corner.
Newcastle United Goal

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17'
 
GOAL Newcastle! It’s disaster for Cardiff as Ameobi scores with a free header from Sissoko’s cross.
16'
Debuchy hits the bar direct from the corner. He was completely unmarked.
15'
Remy plays in Debuchy and he shoots on goal. It’s a smart save from Marshall but one he should save.
14'
Poor ball from Anita and Cardiff win the ball back. It goes back to Marshall.
13'
Ameobi dragged down by Turner. Another Newcastle free kick and they’re starting to dominate. Dummett again shoots into the wall.
12'
Remy takes the Newcastle corner. Gouffran gives it back to him and Cardiff sit back, allowing Remy to shoot. He drags it wide but all too easy for Newcastle there.
11'
Great ball for Sissoko down the left. His cross is deflected out for a corner. May have done better.
10'
POSSESSION: Newcastle 48%-51% Cardiff
9'
Cardiff holding their own early on. Campbell does well but it’s a great challenge by Debuchy.
8'
Dummett takes but it’s straight into the five-man Cardiff wall. Chance squandered.
7'
Gunnarsson sticks out a leg and brings down Tiote. Dangerous free kick for Newcastle…
6'
Krul clattered into Debuchy in the process and he stays down for a while before groggily walking off for treatment.
5'
Campbell should score! He shoots wide after Krul fumbles Fabio’s cross. Just needed to get it on target.
4'
Sissoko looking dangerous early on. His cross headed away by Caulker.
3'
Cardiff must weather this early storm and stay in the game. An early goal would really dent their survival ambitions.
2'
Cardiff under the pump as it’s given away to Gouffran. Good defending from Zaha. Goal kick.
1'
Early chance for Remy and should be 1-0 following good work down the right from Sissoko. He crosses for Remy and Fabio does just enough to block his shot. The corner comes in and Debuchy blasts it over.
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Referee Martin Atkinson blows the whistle to get us underway here on what should be a fascinating afternoon for both teams. Cardiff must win to harbour realistic chances of staying up whilst Newcastle fans may stage a walk out in protest against recent results.
14.55
When this game kicks-off in five minutes time, it will be 493 days since an English player scored for Newcastle in the Premier League (James Perch on Boxing Day 2012). MATCH ODDS: Newcastle (20/19) Draw (13/5) Cardiff City (37/13).
14.50
Alan Pardew: "Forget about me and everything else, that's very important. I think that's been lost a little bit this week. This is about Newcastle and the pride that we have. Our pride has been dented. We have won 14 games, which at the start of the season we might have accepted. But from where we were at Christmas, we can't accept it and I agree with that."
14.45
Both meetings between these sides this season (one league, one FA Cup) have ended 2-1 to the away side.
14.40
Reasons for Magpies fans to be optimistic: Newcastle have won their last seven league games against Cardiff; a run that goes back to 1981.
14.35
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "If we stay up it would definitely be a bigger miracle than Barcelona in 1999. That night it was possible, and in football anything is possible. So we need to give ourselves a chance in front of our fans against Chelsea. It takes belief, togetherness, a team that goes the extra mile, and a hero stepping forward and doing something magical. It's still possible, it's still possible that we are out of the bottom three if we win this weekend."
14.30
Newcastle were in eighth place on December 29 after losing to Arsenal. Since then they have lost 12 of their 17 league games but have only fallen one place in the table.
14.25
Alan Pardew: "It's a job that comes with fantastic highs and also deep lows, and you have to cope with those equally well. I have tried to be balanced with the players this week and the pressure is very much on me. Sometimes it angles towards someone. Sometimes it's the owner, sometimes it's the players - this time, it's me and in a way, that's probably better for the team on this occasion. We all know the importance of the game for us as a club, and the club comes first."
14.20
So Hatem Ben Arfa misses out again with Alan Pardew having suggested that he is not worth a place in the squad. Cardiff are without suspended defender Juan Cala after his sending off against Sunderland with Ben Turner coming in.
14.15
It’s also a big game for Newcastle and Alan Pardew with Newcastle having lost six matches on the bounce. Disgruntled Newcastle fans are set to make their feelings known with a mass walkout in the 69th minute, the time chosen as a reminder of the last time the club won a major trophy, the 1969 Fairs Cup.
Premier League - Newcastle fans planning mass walkout after 69 minutes

Newcastle United fans, "angry and frustrated" by their team's poor season, are planning a 69th-minute walk-out protest.

14.10
TEAMS: Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy. SUBS: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, S.Taylor, Gosling, Armstrong, de Jong /// Cardiff: Marshall; Fabio, Caulker (C), Turner, John; Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Kim, Mutch, Zaha; Campbell. SUBS: Lewis; Jones, Eikrem, Cowie, McNaughton, Berget, Bellamy.
14.05
It’s a massive day for Cardiff, who will be relegated if they lose today. They need to win today and against Chelsea in their final game to harbour realistic hopes of survival although a win could see them jump clear of the relegation zone.
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14.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match coverage of Newcastle United v Cardiff City from St. James’ Park. Kick off 15.00 BST.
Premier League - Matchpack: Newcastle United v Cardiff City

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Starting Line-ups

Newcastle United
Cardiff City
    • 1
      Krul
    • 3
      Dummett
    • 2
      Coloccini
    • 6
      Williamson
    • Debuchy
    • 11
      Gouffran
    • 8
      Anita
    • 24
      Cheick Tioté
    • 7
      Sissoko
    • Remy
    • Shola Ameobi
Team Manager:  Steve McClaren
    • Campbell
    • 17
      Gunnarsson
    • Wilfried Zaha
    • Mutch
    • 7
      Whittingham
    • Kim Bo-Kyung
    • 3
      Fabio
    • Caulker
    • 6
      Turner
    • 12
      John
    • 1
      Marshall
Team Manager:  Russell Slade
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. KrulDFP
0 2 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. ColocciniDFP
0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. WilliamsonDFP
0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. DebuchyDFP
0 0 2 6 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
P. DummettDFP
0 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. SissokoDFP
0 1 1 32 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 90
Cheick TiotéDFP
0 0 0 69 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 90
V. AnitaDFP
0 0 0 43 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 79
Y. GouffranDFP
0 0 0 30 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 70
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Shola AmeobiDFP
1 0 1 42 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
L. RemyDFP
1 1 1 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. MarshallDFP
0 3 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. CaulkerDFP
0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
B. TurnerDFP
0 0 0 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
D. JohnDFP
0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
FabioDFP
0 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 86
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. WhittinghamDFP
0 0 0 61 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. MutchDFP
0 0 0 54 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Wilfried ZahaDFP
0 0 1 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
Kim Bo-KyungDFP
0 0 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. GunnarssonDFP
0 0 1 22 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
F. CampbellDFP
0 0 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 73
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