Newcastle Utd 3 Cardiff City 0: Fans turn on Pardew and Ashley

JOY ... United players celebrate Shola Ameobi's goal.

JOY ... United players celebrate Shola Ameobi's goal.

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NEWCASTLE United fans turned on Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley during this afternoon’s 3-0 win over Cardiff City.

The game, which was won by goals from Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor, was played out against a backdrop of chants against United’s manager and owner.

Newcastle United's Loic Remy (right) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 3, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Newcastle United's Loic Remy (right) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 3, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Around 2,000 supporters left in the 60th and 69th minutes in protest at the direction of the club.

A number of banners were also unfurled during the Premier League match, which saw the team end a club-record run of six successive defeats.

The defeat saw Cardiff relegated after just one season in the top flight.

Newcastle made a bright start against a backdrop of chants against Pardew and Ashley, who was not at the game.

A dummy from Remy saw a Moussa Sissoko pass set away Mathieu Debuchy, who forced a save from David Marshall in the 16th minute.

A Debuchy header from the resulting corner, taken by Vurnon Anita, was stopped by the goalkeeper.

United’s breakthrough came in the 18th minute when Ameobi met a right-wing Sissoko cross with a far-post header.

The strike from Ameobi, making what is likely to be his last home appearance, was his 79th for the club.

Newcastle pressed for a second goal, and Sissoko saw a deflected shot strike the post.

Wilfried Zaha came to life at the other end of the pitch, with the on-loan forward forcing a save from Tim Krul.

Debuchy also made a goal-saving challenge on Zah.

Pardew replaced Paul Dummett with Massadio Haidara at the break, and there were more chants against the 52-year-old and Ashley early in the second half.

A number of fans headed for the exits at the 60-minute mark, and there were chants of “stand up, if you want Ashley out”.

Dan Gosling came on for Yoan Gouffran in another change after many more supporters had walked out in the 69th minute.

Coloccini stopped an Aron Gunnarsson shot on the line in the 76th minute, and Steven Caulker blocked an effort from Remy.

Taylor replaced Anita in the 78th minute, and there were more boos when Pardew – who had kept a low profile on the bench – got up to speak to one of his players.

Remy, pictured, scored United’s second, and his 14th of the season, after a Cheik Tiote shot was deflected into his path in the 88th minute.

Taylor made it 3-0 in the 90th minute with his first goal for Newcastle in almost three years.

Captain Fabricio Coloccini and his team-mates took the field again after the final whistle to thank those fans left inside the stadium for their backing this season.

Pardew did not take part in the lap of the field.

Ninth-placed United’s last game of the season is against Liverpool at Anfield on May 11.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett (Haidara, 46); Sissoko, Anita (S Taylor, 78), Tiote, Gouffran (Gosling, 70); Shola Ameobi, Remy. Subs not used: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Armstrong, de Jong.

CARDIFF CITY: Marshall; Fabio, Caulker, Turner, John; Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Kim (Bellamy, 46), Mutch, Zaha; Campbell (Jones, 73). Subs not used: Lewis, Eikrem, Cowie, McNaughton, Berget.

Goals: Shola Ameobi 18, Remy 88, Taylor 90

Bookings: Debuchy 69

Referee: Martin Atkinson (Leeds)

Attendance: 50,239