Cardiff City were defeated by an impressive first half performance from Newcastle United, with Magpies striker Loic Remy grabbing a brace and Peter Odemwingie scoring a goal for the Bluebirds.
Loic Remy scored twice in the space of eight first-half minutes as Newcastle United claimed a first win in three games with a 2-1 victory at Cardiff City, who replied through Peter Odemwingie.
France international striker Remy has been immensely impressive since joining the Magpies earlier this summer, scoring his third and fourth Premier League goals of the season with dogged attacking play and deadly finishing.
Manager Alan Pardew made the surprise call to drop winger Hatem Ben Arfa to the bench, but the move paid off as the Newcastle front three of Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran and Remy combined well and secured all three points.
Newcastle United were dominant, particularly in the first half, and finished the match with twenty shots – of which ten were on target.
In comparison, Cardiff had just eight shots all game, with just two of those heading for goal.
One of those was Peter Odemwingie’s second half strike on 58 minutes, and despite over half an hour of play remaining, Cardiff City could not find an equaliser.
Official match highlights will be available here shortly.