Cardiff 3-2 Man City – Campbell Brace Puts Citizens In The Soup (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

25th, August 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Cardiff City 3-2 Manchester City – Premier League – 25th August 2013

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Cardiff City v Manchester City - Cardiff City Stadium

Last season, Man City struggled on foreign soil in the Champions League and already this season, they have bombed outside of England (albeit just over the border in Wales).

Facing top tier new-boys Cardiff, Manuel Pellegrini’s bejewelled squad were expected to comfortably beat the Welsh side, but instead the home team pulled off a shock in front of their ecstatic fans.

Edin Dzeko had opened the scoring early in the second-half, courtesy of a superb strike. However, just eight minutes later, the Bluebirds/Dragons were level, when the outstanding Aron Gunnarsson after Joe Hart blocked an effort from Frazier Campbell.

As the game headed into it’s final 10 minutes, Hart flapped at a corner and Campbell powered home a header to put the underdogs ahead. Soon after former Man Utd man Campbell was at it again, heading home from yet another corner.

Alvaro Negredo did make it 3-2 late on but it was too late for the Citizens. And is it only me, or is Hart massively over-rated?

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Photos: PA

Highlights: Dailymotion

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6 Comments

  1. Jarren says:

    Malky Mackay’s reaction at 3:49 is so epic.

    Well done Cardiff!

    As for Joe Hart, isn’t it always the case that keepers perform best when there’s a half decent replacement ready & willing to take their #1 shirt?

    It’s not the best example, but look at United with De Gea & Lindegaard.

    De Gea has an off day, Lindegaard will be ready (and vice versa)

  2. Me says:

    from a united and england fan,
    I`m happy that hart doesnt look good in the league but really really sad because it is a world cup year. I`m not ready for another world cup goal keeper failure, and they might not even qualify.

  3. fancysoccer says:

    Upset,there is still a long way to go for the City to grow as strong as Manchester United. It not just a strength of the team but the spirit of a team.

  4. Gazz says:

    Ever since Roy Keane said he was “too cocky” he has been looking a bit shaky. Good spot by Keano

  5. Alex says:

    That’s a good call by Jarren, when Hart had something to prove at Birmingham and when he replaced Given he was decent. They should buy someone like Krul so he’s always on his toes.

  6. Anabelle says:

    @Gazz

    While the rest of the English media was fawning over error prone Calamity Joe Hart, and never reporting a peep about his worrisome declining form, Roy Keane was the only pundit with balls to come forward and tell the truth.

    I used to think Almunia was the most useless keeper in England, now I have to eat my words. Almunia has competition for that title.

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