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Cardiff claim famous victory against City

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2011/12 champions Manchester City were thwarted as Cardiff came from behind to secure their first win of their new campaign with the final score 3-2 to the Welsh side.

City started brightly, although took until early in the second half to find the first goal, Edin Dzeko scoring a spectacular effort from 30-yards in the 52nd minute, breaking Cardiff’s whole-hearted defensive display.

But the Bluebirds fought back, as Icelandic international Aron Gunnarsson equalised, scoring Cardiff’s first top flight goal since way back in April 1962 when Cardiff beat West Ham 3-0, a team which included Bobby Moore.

Cardiff went ahead 19 minutes later, ex-Manchester United striker Fraizer Campbell scored from a corner after poor marking from City defender Pablo Zabaleta.

The ball bounced in off his shoulder, although Cardiff did not worry and already were in raptures of celebration.

Campbell got his second of the match just eight minutes later, again from a corner after again jumping above a poor City defence.

Substitute Alvaro Negredo pulled back a goal in injury time although this was just a consolation. He also had a chance to equalise at the death, although failed to capitalise.

It was Cardiff’s day to remember and they become the second promoted team to win this season after Hull managed a 1-0 victory over Norwich City on Saturday.

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