Cardiff hammer Toon in friendly

The Magpies conceded three goals in the space of 10 minutes in

the first half on Saturday and, despite a better showing in the

second half, could only reduce the deficit by one goal through

Shola Ameobi’s 49th-minute penalty before Etien Velikonja restored

Cardiff’s three-goal cushion.

Aron Gunnarsson opened the scoring for the home side in the 16th

minute with a fine volley, Joe Ralls doubled the lead four minutes

later and Gunnarsson was on the scoresheet again, turning home a

low cross after 26 minutes.