Loic Remy netted twice in the opening 45 minutes as the Toon claimed an impressive away win in South Wales that may have saved Pardew his job.
The former Charlton and West Ham manager has claimed that he wished the game was at St James’ Park so a larger number of Newcastle fans could have seen just how good his team were in the opening 45 minutes when they dominated the Premier League new boys.
“It’s a shame we weren’t at home because the first half our fans would have been drooling. We really were very, very good.
“The second half wasn’t as good, we didn’t reach the levels of the first half but we had to show a different side to us, the resilience to dig in because that’s what we’ve lacked in games.
When Man City had a (good) period we didn’t cope with that very well, and when Everton had a really hot period. But Cardiff had that today and we coped with it better and that bodes well.”