Cardiff City vs. Manchester City: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
2013-14 Premier League—Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
CARDIFF CITY 3-2 MANCHESTER CITY
Goals: Dzeko (52'), Gunnarsson (59'), Campbell ('79, '87), Negredo (90'+2)
Cardiff: Marshall, Connolly, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Medel, Kim (Mutch), Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Bellamy (Cowie), Campbell.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Garcia, Lescott, Clichy, Navas (Nasri), Fernandinho (Milner), Toure, Silva, Dzeko (Negredo), Aguero.
So that's that. Five second-half goals, and plenty of drama to boot. Campbell the hero for the home side, but Pellegrini will wonder how his side managed to so spectacularly throw away the lead they claimed through Edin Dzeko.
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Well you wouldn't see that in Spain, Germany, Azerbaijan or France. Newly promoted team beating 1 of big 2. Only in the Premier league eh...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 25, 2013
What a win for Cardiff! It was unbelievably nervy in the end, but the newly-promoted side take all three points on their home Premier League debut thanks to Fraizer Campbell's brace. What a remarkable result!
FULL-TIME! Cardiff City 3-2 Manchester City
90'+6—Heart in mouth finish to this one! Man City keep the ball constantly, pumping it towards the box looking for an opening. Aguero finally surges into the box, but his cross does not create a chance. No time left now...
90'+5—Another miss for Aguero! The Argentine gets in a good spot but runs slightly down a blind alley and can only stub his left-footed effort wide of the near post.
90'+3—City have it in the net! Negredo drives into the unguarded net from Aguero's lay-off, but the Argentine had already been flagged offside as he ran onto Silva's cushioned header in the box. Still a close shave for Cardiff...
92'+2—GOAL! Hang on a minute! Negredo scores his first goal in English football with a towering header from Silva's cross. Lovely finish, but will it mean anything?!
90'+1—We will have six minutes of added time, the first of which we are into.
90'—Substitution: Jordan Mutch replaces the impressive Kim, who gets a nice round of applause. Deserved.
88'—Cardiff into full-on 'Kill Time' mode now. Gunnarsson goes down with an injury, and Whittingham kicks the ball out. He wants the ball given back to Cardiff from the throw-in ... and Zabaleta reluctantly obliges.
Who would have predicted this?! (Not me, alas)
86'—Cardiff 3-1 Manchester City! Campbell pulls off the back of Zabaleta and powers a header back across goal and into the net.
85'—GOAL! Cardiff fans are buoyant! More good play down the left sees Whittingham earn another corner. This time Cowie takes it ... and CAMPBELL GRABS ANOTHER!
84'—More pressure from City, but Kim—who has been impressive all game—wins a free-kick in his own half to give his team-mates a chance to regain their breath.
83'—The corner is again met by Garcia, but his header is held comfortably by Marshall.
82'—More danger for Cardiff (who have now replaced Bellamy with Don Cowie). Another corner for City comes after a dangerous cross from Negredo...
80'—Immediate response from City; Garcia heads a corner straight at Marshall after Silva had seen a shot from 12 yards deflected out for a corner.
79'—Might be a lot to review in that one. Garcia initially looks unhappy at Negredo (who did not come back to help deal with some of Cardiff's taller players), and then appears to be fouled on the line by Turner as Campbell powers in. Perhaps some controversy, but the home fans do not appear to care one jot...
78'—GOAL! CARDIFF ARE AHEAD! First strong spell in a while for the home side. Bellamy wins a corner off Clichy, which brings up the big lads from the box.
Whittingham's ball is swung in right at the far post, and after Hart misses his punch Campbell roars in to power in a header two yards out!
77'—Milner has replaced Fernandinho. Thirteen minutes to make an impact.
76'—Another shot for City; David Silva firing just over from the edge of the box. James Milner is about to come on for City.
75'—More good football from City and, specifically, Aguero. The Argentine slips into the box after a good ball from Negredo, and evades two men before passing the ball back to Nasri—whose shot is blocked by Caulker.
74'—City starting to turn the screw. A good passing move ends with Aguero driving across a low ball that is only just cleared, but City retain the ball. Eventually it makes its way to Toure in the centre, who somewhat wastes the possession with a speculative shot from 30 yards that sails high and wide.
72'—Nervy for Cardiff, Turner needlessly heads a cross away as Marshall comes for it; enabling Aguero to take the ball and fire a shot that is deflected out for a corner. Fortunately, some pushing in the box relieves the pressure.
71'—Cardiff preparing their first change of the match. Could a sub decide the course of this game?
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