Josh Murphy, making his first start at home for Cardiff, looked unsafe at times and Harry Arter also impressed on his debut for the club.
There was a sharp physical edge to the contest with Manquillo booked for hauling down Josh Murphy and Kenedy tangling with Camarasa.
Neil Warnock's side began at a fast pace and nearly took the lead after seven minutes when keeper Martin Dubravka dawdled and Kenneth Zohore closed him down, only to see the ball ricochet to safety.
It's hard to argue with any of the above, although the Cardiff manager, Neil Warnock, might claim the Brazilian shouldn't have even been on the pitch following a blatant indiscretion in the first half.More news: Ariana Grande Explains How "Pete Davidson" Song Was Created
Needless to say, it's a clear red card - but Craig Pawson didn't agree!
"You have to be really careful you have don't have over-confidence from last season and you aren't carrying that, especially when you are playing these kind of teams".
Warnock's men just couldn't muster up enough clear-cut chances and that will be an issue for them if it continues.
The Bluebirds are off the mark in the Premier League.
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Etheridge also takes a huge slice of credit for securing his team a huge point.
Ashley has again come under fire for not refusing to invest adequately, but Warnock believes a lot of it is hype as he doesn't see how much more Newcastle could improve this season after finishing tenth.
Here, we look at how his performance unravelled.
"It was a poor penalty, he's not happy he missed a good chance".
However, Etheridge became a hero by keeping it out and he ensured Cardiff left with a deserved first point to their name.More news: Death toll in Italian bridge collapse climbs to 39