Manchester City vs. Cardiff City: 6 Things We Learned

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Manchester City vs. Cardiff City: 6 Things We Learned
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The 100 percent home league record stayed intact, as Manchester City saw off Cardiff City 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon to keep pace at the top of the table.

A quick start from the hosts was rewarded when Edin Dzeko's shot bobbled over the goal line for City's 100th goal in all competitions this season, but despite dominating throughout the first half, they weren't able to add to their lead before Cardiff's Craig Noone scored a shock equaliser.

The teams were level for just four minutes before Jesus Navas put the hosts back in front, and despite a less-than-stellar second-half performance, the win was wrapped up by a fine Yaya Toure goal and a strike from the returning Sergio Aguero, who scored his first Premier League goal in a month after recovering from injury.

Fraizer Campbell added another for Cardiff in stoppage time, but there was only ever going to be one winner of this game, as Manuel Pellegrini's men stayed a point behind Arsenal at the top.

Here are six lessons learned from the Etihad Stadium.

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