Toon Takeaways from Newcastle United’s 0-0 draw vs. Cardiff City

Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo

Kenedy missed a last minute penalty as ten-man Newcastle came away from Cardiff with a goalless draw in the early Premier League kick off on Saturday.

Cardiff were on top when Newcastle substitute Isaac Hayden was shown a straight red card after 65 minutes.

Javier Manquillo was booked for fouling Murphy, and Newcastle could have been down to 10 men when, shortly after the half-hour, Kenedy kicked out at Victor Camarasa but referee Craig Pawson missed the offence.

For the match, Etheridge stopped six of Newcastle's shots on goal, including four in the first half.

Wolves defender Matt Doherty conceded an own goal in the 29th minute, while Maddison scored the second on the dot of half time.

Craig Pawson deemed Hayden's tackle on Josh Murphy from behind as unsafe, and the referee made another huge call seconds from the end to punish Cardiff captain Sean Morrison for handball.

Cardiff, beaten at Bournemouth in their first game, will rue a missed opportunity to claim three priceless points in what is likely to prove a season-long battle to avoid relegation.

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was sent off during Leicester's win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday after a unsafe challenge on right-back Matt Doherty.

Kenneth Zohore wasted a golden chance to put Cardiff in front soon after half-time when the unmarked striker met Joe Ralls' cross with a dismal header that drifted wide from close-range.

Newcastle sent on Jacob Murphy to share the same pitch with his twin Josh and provide a real football rarity.

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They were more than good value for a point, which made it very harsh when the penalty was awarded despite it being a clear handball.

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