Fabian Schär scored twice with Ayoze Pérez scoring the third to secure the win for Newcastle.
The Swiss defender’s first goal was a great solo effort as he dribbled with the ball half the length of the pitch to then side-foot home his effort. His second was alittle more lucky as the ball looked to flick off his knee and into the goal from a corner. Pérez then scored from close-range after a low Rondón cross in front of the 49,864 packed stadium to the delight of the Toon Army.
The £3million defender Fabian Schär was only in the side to replace injured Irishman Ciaran Clark. He was delighted to have scored his first goal for Newcastle and when interviewed said:
🎥 @fabianschaer spoke to NUFC TV after his brace - including a wonderful solo goal - in today's crucial @premierleague win against @CardiffCityFC.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 19, 2019
Watch the full interview here: https://t.co/iDcWogGfZs #NUFC pic.twitter.com/aKfnuj40kN
This was Newcastle’s first win in 6 Premier League matches. The win sees them leapfrog relegation rivals Cardiff City into 17th position.
They will host Manchester City in their next fixture.