Opinions Split As Harry Arter Makes Cardiff City Debut During Premier League Draw

Opinions Split As Harry Arter Makes Cardiff City Debut During Premier League Draw

Cardiff City earned their first point of the season in fortuitous circumstances as Newcastle United striker Kenedy missed a stoppage-time penalty to ensure it ended 0-0.

The game saw Republic of Ireland International Harry Arter make his debut and Neil Warnock will have been impressed with the midfielder's work rate and composure. However, the 28-year-old may have been lucky to avoid a red card for a contentious challenge.

Earlier in the tie Newcastle substitute Isaac Hayden received a straight red card after lunging in from the back on Josh Murphy. Just before the hour mark, Arter put in a challenge of his own when he caught Joselu with a high challenge. Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports it was a 'shocking' tackle and definite red card.

Speaking to Wales Online after the game, Arter expressed his satisfaction at his debut and the result.

The most important thing was getting a point. The crowd were right behind us. The fashion we got it, in the end, felt like three points given the circumstances.

Cardiff fans were content with his performance, but there was also a sense that the Bournemouth loanee got away with one.



Overall, Arter can be content with his performance. Tackle aside, he was impressive throughout and looks exceptionally fit for a man who has played little football recently. Next up is a crucial away trip to Huddersfield, as Warnock looks to defy the odds and avoid the drop this season.

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