Newcastle's Kenedy should've been shown a red card for a terrible foul v Cardiff

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Newcastle United visited Cardiff City in the Saturday lunchtime fixture.

The Magpies were beaten 2-1 by Spurs in their opening 2018/19 fixture following a difficult summer in the transfer market.

Rafa Benitez was hamstrung by the club's incredibly limited transfer budget.

"No, I'm not [happy]," said Newcastle legend Alan Shearer on Match of the Day.

"I'm exactly the same as the Newcastle fans because Rafa has not been given the ammunition to take the club forward.

The club did make one signing to excite the fans.

Kenedy rejoined the club on a season long loan from Chelsea after an impressive spell at Newcastle last season.

Lucky boy

The Brazilian winger should've been sent off in the first half of Saturday's clash with Cardiff.

After losing possession, Kenedy volleyed Victor Camarasa in the shins.

Referee Craig Pawson awarded Cardiff a free-kick but didn't even dish out a yellow card to Kenedy

"I can't understand how the referee hasn't seen it because he gave a free-kick for it," said Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports.

It was surely a straight red card - and football fans on social media were in agreement.

If he is awarded a three-game ban, Kenedy will miss games against Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Arsenal.

And even Newcastle fans agreed on Twitter - he can't have any complaints if the FA retrospectively punish him.

Craig Pawson later sent off Newcastle substitute Isaac Hayden in the 67th minute for a late tackle from behind.

The match ended 0-0, thanks to Kenedy's missed penalty in the 96th minute, with both teams still searching for their first win of the season.

Both Cardiff and Newcastle will likely just be trying to retain their Premier League status.

Should Kenedy get a three-game ban for his kick-out? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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