Neil Etheridge saves Kenedy’s last-gasp penalty after Hayden sees red

first_imgFILE – Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONeil Etheridge was Cardiff’s hero as the goalkeeper saved a last-gasp penalty from Kenedy to salvage a 0-0 draw against 10-man Newcastle on Saturday.Rafael Benitez’s side were reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when half-time substitute Isaac Hayden was sent off for an ugly foul on Josh Murphy.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But it was Newcastle who had the best chance to claim a first Premier League win this season despite their numerical disadvantage.However, on-loan Chelsea midfielder Kenedy wasted the opportunity as his weak penalty in the 96th minute was easily saved by Etheridge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Kenedy’s blunder capped a frustrating afternoon for Newcastle, whose travelling fans once again protested at the lack of investment from owner Mike Ashley with chants of “Get out of our club” throughout the goalless stalemate.But having lost their opening match against Tottenham last weekend, Benitez could at least take heart from the way they refused to fold with 10 men. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Benitez responded by sending on Jacob Murphy — the twin brother of Cardiff’s Murphy — making them only the second pair of twins to play against each other in the Premier League after Will and Michael Keane in 2016.But the siblings were in competition for only a matter of minutes before Murphy was taken off.In a dramatic finale, Newcastle were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage-time when Sean Morrison blocked Yoshinori Muto’s cross with an outstretched arm.But Kenedy’s tame effort was straight at Etheridge and he saved to finish as the toast of Cardiff.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Hungry’ Durham has ‘nothing left to prove’ but lead Bolts to PBA title Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award 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.Kenedy was fortunate to escape a red card when he kicked out at Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa right in front of referee Craig Pawson, who somehow appeared to miss the incident.It was a day to forget for Kenedy, who failed to compete a single pass in the first half — the first Premier League player to do that in a 45-minute period for eight years.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.Pawson might have missed Kenedy’s offence, but he got a clear view of Hayden making a studs-up challenge on Murphy and immediately sent him off.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img

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