Odemwingie scores first league goal in nine months as Cardiff lose at home

The Nigerian international scored in the league on Saturday making it two goals in 11 days even as the Welsh side lost again to the Magpies

Super Eagles striker Peter Odemwingie scored his first English Premier League goal since January 19 in their 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday.

The Nigerian started his first league match for the BlueBirds on Saturday against Newcastle at the Cardiff City Stadium and scored the consolation goal after the Magpies raced ahead.

Newcastle went ahead in the 30th minute and doubled their lead eight minutes later – both goals scored by their on-loan striker from QPR, Loic Remy.

Cardiff raised their game in the second half but Odemwingie’s goal was all they had to show for their endeavour.

Odemwingie got his goal by selling a dummy to the advancing Tim Krul before scoring his first Premier League goal for his new club.

Odemwingie successfully completed two dribbles, had 66% pass accuracy from 54 touches and won all his aerial duels. He also had one shot that was the only goal for Cardiff and Nicky Maynard  replaced him in the 81st minute.