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The referee ends the match.
Steven Taylor scores with a header. Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Loic Remy.
Moussa Sissoko has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Loic Remy scores with their right foot. Newcastle 2-0 Cardiff.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.
Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Magnus Wolff Eikrem coming on for Fabio Da Silva.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot.
Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Massadio Haidara fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Fabio Da Silva.
Corner taken by Dan Gosling from the left by-line.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Steven Taylor coming on for Vurnon Anita.
Ben Turner challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header at goal by Jordon Mutch misses left of the target.
Tim Krul makes a clearance.
Aron Gunnarsson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal. Blocked by Massadio Haidara.
Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Tim Krul parries the ball but the danger is not over.
The ball is sent over by Wilfried Zaha.
Shot by Jordon Mutch went wide of the left-hand post.
Kenwyne Jones joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fraizer Campbell.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita by Peter Whittingham.
Clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Fabio Da Silva sends in a cross.
Dan Gosling comes on in place of Yoan Gouffran.
Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Mathieu Debuchy booked.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Debuchy on Wilfried Zaha.
Massadio Haidara sends in a cross.
Wilfried Zaha fouled by Vurnon Anita, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Peter Whittingham. Blocked by Vurnon Anita.
Peter Whittingham fouled by Yoan Gouffran, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Moussa Sissoko gets a block in.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy produces a cross.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Vurnon Anita.
Clearance by Peter Whittingham.
Centre by Aron Gunnarsson.
Clearance made by Massadio Haidara.
Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Vurnon Anita.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Bellamy.
Massadio Haidara makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
The second half kicks off.
The first half comes to an end.
Clearance made by Ben Turner.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Massadio Haidara comes on in place of Paul Dummett.
Craig Bellamy replaces Bo-Kyung Kim.
A cross is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy.
Moussa Sissoko takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dummett.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell.
Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Foul by Paul Dummett on Bo-Kyung Kim, free kick awarded.
A cross is delivered by Cheick Tiote.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Jordon Mutch fouled by Yoan Gouffran, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.
Shot by Vurnon Anita.
Clearance made by Fraizer Campbell.
Tim Krul manages to make a clearance.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
Free kick crossed by Cheick Tiote.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Ben Turner.
The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dummett.
Moussa Sissoko takes a shot. Blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.
Fabio Da Silva makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Loic Remy.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot. Peter Whittingham gets a block in.
Shola Ameobi heads the ball into the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Cardiff.Assist by Moussa Sissoko.
Jordon Mutch manages to make a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy has a headed effort at goal. Parried by David Marshall back into danger.
Mathieu Debuchy takes a shot. David Marshall parries the ball away.
The ball is crossed by Cheick Tiote.
Paul Dummett has an effort direct from the free kick. Fraizer Campbell gets a block in.
Centre by Moussa Sissoko.
Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.
Paul Dummett shoots direct from the free kick. Jordon Mutch gets a block in.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick.
Fraizer Campbell takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Shot by Mathieu Debuchy missed to the right of the net.
Loic Remy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Fabio Da Silva gets a block in.
Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Declan John.
The game gets underway.
Pardew prepared to face flak
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is happy to take the blame for the club's failings this season if it keeps the pressure off his players.
A run of six consecutive Barclays Premier League defeats has left the Magpies marooned in mid-table at the end of a season which initially promised much more.
Such is the anger of supporters over what they feel is the latest in a series of wasted opportunities that they are planning to stage a protest during Saturday's final home game of the campaign against Cardiff.
Much of the ire which has in the past been directed at owner Mike Ashley and ill-fated former director of football Joe Kinnear is now being aimed at the manager, and he has no problem with that.
He said: "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. 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."
Newcastle went much of the way towards eradicating last season's struggle against relegation when they surged into the top six during the first half of the campaign, with star midfielder Yohan Cabaye to the fore.
However, his not unexpected B#19million sale to Paris St Germain in January pulled the rug from under their feet, with Ashley deciding not to replace him immediately.
That, on top of two summers of perceived under-investment, left fans in mutinous mood to the point where spectators are being asked to stage a walk-out during the Cardiff game.
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust is urging supporters to consider leaving the stadium with 69 minutes played to symbolise their unrest with a club which lifted its last major trophy in 1969.
Pardew will have striker Luuk De Jong back from an ankle injury, but midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa seems unlikely to be included once again after training away from the main group.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes it would "definitely be a bigger miracle" than Manchester United's epic 1999 Champions League final triumph if Cardiff can avoid relegation.
Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham scored injury-time goals as United beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona on one of British football's most famous nights.
The current Cardiff manager now faces the task of trying to keep his team afloat.
Currently bottom of the league, they require victories in their final two games - at Newcastle on Saturday and against Cardiff City Stadium visitors Chelsea in nine days' time - to retain any survival hope.
Even then, they still need other results to work in their favour, but Solskjaer has no intention of throwing in the towel.
"If we stay up it would definitely be a bigger miracle than Barcelona in 1999," he said.
"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. We have got to give ourselves something to play for in the last game by winning this game.
"One of the key points is just imagine how this place (Cardiff City Stadium) will be next weekend if we have got something to play for, when we have got something to play for.
"Let's give ourselves a chance by beating Newcastle, because this place will be absolutely rocking if we are in with a chance."
Cardiff's woefully erratic form this season suggests a quickfire Championship return is the likely outcome of a chaotic campaign on and off the pitch.
Cardiff defender Juan Cala, meanwhile, has requested a personal hearing with the Football Association after being hit by an FA misconduct charge.
Cala has been charged in relation to an alleged incident in or around the tunnel area following Cardiff's 4-0 defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last Sunday.
Spanish defender Cala had earlier been sent off by referee Phil Dowd for a professional foul on Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. He will miss the Newcastle game.
"Juan would like to put his point across. He feels it is important he can do that," Solskjaer added. "He just wants a chance to explain himself."
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