Manchester City have been touted as one of the favorites to win the Barclays Premier League this season, as they have a wealth of talent under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. But they proved they’re far from invincible on Sunday afternoon in South Wales as newly promoted Cardiff City earned their first ever Premier League victory over the Citizens.
Frazier Campbell would score twice, and Aron Gunnarsson would add a third, as the team from Wales would score three times in the second half. Manchester City also scored exclusively in the second half, with Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo getting on the scoresheet.
Manchester City started the game off strong, holding a majority of the possession and getting chances before Dzeko finally breaking the deadlock in the 52nd minute.
Cardiff would strike back and add two goals in the the span of 20 minutes, as Gunnarsson and Campbell both beat English keeper Joe Hart to take the lead. They would secure the victory in the 86th minute as Campbell earned his brace.
Manchester City would press until the end, scoring a late goal off of a David Silva cross, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the Premier League newcomers. With rivals Swansea City losing for the second time in a row to begin the 2013 season, Cardiff fans will surely enjoy their status as the best team from South Wales after their famous first win in the top flight.