City striker Frazier Campbell came off the bench to send Newcastle crashing out of the FA Cup third round in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game as Cardiff manager.
After the side went into the break goalless, it was the hosts who took the lead just past the hour mark. Papiss Cisse scored from close range to give his side a narrow advantage.
However, Cardiff hit back through Craig Noone. The tricky winger scored from distance to level the cup tie in the 73rd minute.
Substitute Frazier Campbell then stole the game for the visitors after heading home in the 80th minute to give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a dream debut.
Both clubs exchanged chances, but only registered four shots on target each. Newcastle missed a couple of opportunities late on, but Cardiff held firm to earn a surprise away win.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew warned before the game that Cardiff will be a difficult side to play immediately after the managerial shift, and he was proven right. Cardiff’s quickfire double in the space of seven minutes was all it took to send Newcastle out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, while the newly-promoted side have earned themselves a place in Round 4.