- Schar scores 1st two NUFC goals
- Rondon, Perez team up for third
- Cardiff dips into Bottom Three
Fabian Schar scored twice as Newcastle United picked up a 3-0 win over Cardiff City in a relegation six-pointer at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
Ayoze Perez also scored for the Magpies, whose 21 points are two more than their now-18th place visitors.
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Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge slapped an Ayoze Perez header off the cross bar in the 13th minute off a corner kick.
If you had defender Fabian Schar dribbling through the heart of the Cardiff box to put Newcastle ahead, feel free to buy us a couple lottery tickets in your local place of wagers. The Swiss 27-year-old cut inside and swung a sweet 12-yard ball past Etheridge for 1-0.
A rare opportunity for Cardiff saw Victor Camarasa lash a knuckling effort over the goal just before halftime.
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Fabian Schar has scored two goals in a single game for the first time in his club career.
On for the hat-trick? 😉
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 19, 2019
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Perez could’ve easily won a penalty by hitting the deck under a Ryan Bennett challenge in the 58th minute, but stayed up. Bennett then got hit in the face with a full-fledged rip from Salomon Rondon.
Karma smiled on the Magpies as Schar struck again! Jamaal Lascelles‘ flick took a turn off the Swiss man for a less impressive but just as important marker.
Rondon got a deserved assist on Perez’s stoppage time insurance marker.