Last Updated: 05/10/13 8:29pm
FULL-TIME: The referee brings the game to a close and it's a big win for Newcastle as they run-out 2-1 winners at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Good defending from Debuchy as he does just enough to stop Mutch getting his head onto a ball inside the box.
Newcastle have claims for a penalty turned down as the ball appears to strike the arm of Taylor, but the Cardiff defender gets away with it.
Marshall keeps Cardiff in the game as Caulker gifts the ball to Cisse in front of goal and the strike's shot is brilliantly kept out by Marshall.
Mutch sends Bellamy in down the right, but Krul is out to divert the danger with his legs.Good goalkeeping from the Dutchman
Chance for Gutierrez as Debuchy heads Cabaye's corner goalwards and the ball falls to Gutierrez who can only head his effort over the top.
Tiote clashes with Gunnarsson, but both players get up and shake hands after a firm challenge between the pair.
Newcastle go straight down the other end from a corner and catch Cardiff on the counter attack as Remy slips in Sissoko on goal, but his left-footed shot is kept out by the legs of Marshall.
Theophile-Catherine escapes a booking after catching the ball with his hand as he slides in on Remy.
Cardiff have their tails up now and they go close to an equaliser as Campbell fires over a shot right across the face of goal and Gunnarsson just can't get on it inside the six-yard box.
GOAL: Cardiff pull a goal back as Odemwingie scores his first goal for the club. Nice move from Cardiff as Mutch slips in Odemwingie with a delightful pass and the striker takes his tip before firing into the net. Game on!
Newcastle have claims for a penalty waved away as Remy's shot comes off the arm of Whittingham, but their appeals are waved away.
Matthew Mould who predicted a 4-1 win for Newcastle is happy with his side's first half performance. How good has Remy been today?
HALF-TIME: The referee brings the first half to a close with Newcastle leading 2-0 thanks to two strikes from Loic Remy.
Cabaye almost robs the ball off Turner on the edge of the box, but the defender recovers to clear the danger.
What an effort from Cabaye as he tries to catch Marshall by surprise with a shot from the free-kick wide on the right and he is so unlucky as his effort comes off the post.
Whittingham floats over a dangerous free-kick, but no one in a Cardiff shirt can get on the end of it inside the six-yard box.
GOAL: Newcastle double their lead as Marshall keeps out Cisse's shot, but Remy is on hand to follow up and curl home the rebound.
Good block from Cabaye to stop Campbell from getting a shot in on goal, but he may have picked up a knock in the process.
Medel gives the ball away to Cabaye 25 yards from goal and he fires in a shot which is well saved by Marshall.
GOAL: Newcastle break the deadlock as he gets the ball just past the halfway line and cuts inside past two challenges and fires in a shot which beats Marshall at his near post.
Cardiff have claims for a penalty as Campbell gets to the ball ahead of Coloccini, but the defender just about gets enough contact on the ball otherwise it would have been a penalty.
Good opening for Newcastle as Debuchy pulls the ball back to Remy, but the striker can't get enough purchase on his shot and it is easily saved by Marshall.
Kim is down in need of treatment after being caught by a tackle by Tiote, but he should be okay to continue.
20 minutes gone and Newcastle will count themselves unlucky not to be in front after those two fine saves from Marshall.
Marshall is forced into the action again with a stunning save to tip over Sissoko's fierce shot from the edge of the box.
Great save from Marshall as he shows great reactions to keep out Remy's close-range effoer and then Taylor blocks Cisse's goalbound follow-up.
Cisse has a sight of goal after a fine flowing move involving Sissoko and Remy, but his curling shot is well wide of the target.
Big chance for Cisse as Santon picks him out unmarked inside the box, but his first touch is poor and the ball runs of play.
Scare for Krul as he fails to collect the ball under pressure from Campbell, but after getting the ball ahead of the keeper he loses is footing and the ball runs out of play.
Good tackle from Ben Turner to rob Remy of the ball just when he was about to pull the trigger inside the box.
Great atmosphere inside the Cardiff City Stadium as the home side look for back-to-back wins in the Premier League.
Ben Rainford in St Albans believes Ben Arfa can come off the bench to score the winner in a 2-1 victory.
Opta Stats: Cardiff City have lost just three of their 26 home games in league competition since the start of 2012-13 (W16, D7).
Opta stats: Newcastle United have won their last six successive meetings with Cardiff City in all competitions.
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Looking at the team news the big news is that Hatem Ben Arfa has been left out of Newcastle's starting XI.
Newcastle XI v Cardiff: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko; Gouffran, Cisse, Remy.
Cardiff XI vs Newcastle: Marshall; Taylor, Caulker (C), Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Gunnarsson, Odemwingie; Campbell.
Whilst we wait for the team news, why no visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Cardiff 11/8 Draw 23/10 Newcastle 2/1