FT: Cardiff 3 Manchester City 2

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The referee blows his whistle for full-time and Cardiff have claimed a famous 3-2 victory. Today is all about the Bluebirds and full credit goes to Malky Mackay and his men for a fantastic win.

90+6
That should be that as Negredo hooks the ball over the bar from close-range. Cardiff now so very close to victory.

90+5
Aguero makes space for a shot but his effort is weak and goes wide causing Marshall no problems. Nervous times for Cardiff.

90+4
Negredo puts the ball in the net but the linesman's flag has already been raised for offside when Aguero headed on. Correct decision.

90+3
Cardiff react by making their final change with Andreas Cornelius replacing Campbell.

90+2
GOAL NEGREDO! Negredo's heads home from the edge of the six-yard box to put the pressure on Cardiff. Manchester City now trail 3-2.

90+2
Clichy's cross from the left is headed clear by Taylor at the far post.

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We are in the first of six additional minutes.

90
Cardiff make a change as Jordon Mutch replaces Kim. Gunnarsson continues in this match.

89
We have a break in play as Gunnarsson receives some treatment.

88
What a day this is for Cardiff. They have showed tremendous spirit in their display and have scored three really good goals to lead this match.

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GOAL CAMPBELL! Cowie takes the corner from the left and Campbell again gets to the ball first and sends a fantastic header home. Cardiff lead 3-1 and look set to claim a very famous victory.

86
Cardiff now have a corner as Whittingham again does well to see his cross deflected behind.

85
Manchester City work a corner short to Milner but Cardiff clear the danger with a header clear. Plenty of work left for the Bluebirds' defence.

84
Hart fires a loose clearance straight out of play for a Cardiff throw. The home fans enjoyed that.

83
Marshall makes a simple save from the corner as he collects a weak header from Garcia.

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Cardiff make a change before the corner with Cowie replacing Bellamy.

82
Whittingham concedes a corner as he heads the ball behind.

82
The corner is gathered by Marshall and all that can be heard in the Cardiff City Stadium are the voices of the home fans.

81
Silva's effort is deflected behind for a corner as Manchester City quickly up the tempo.

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The quality of Whittingham's corner can't be overstated. It was superb and left Hart in all kinds of bother before Campbell struck.

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GOAL CAMPBELL! Whittingham's corner from the right is fantastic and Campbell turns the ball in from inside the six-yard box as Hart flaps. Cardiff lead 2-1!

79
Bellamy's cross from the right is deflected behind for a corner.

78
Manchester City make their final change with James Milner replacing Fernandinho.

77
Silva now tries to find the target as he cuts in from the right inside the box and fires over.

76
All Manchester City still as Nasri's effort from just inside the box is blocked.

76
Toure tries his luck from 30 yards but his effort is high and wide of the goal.

75
Manchester City are now dominating possession. Cardiff are still defending well but they don't need their defence dropping too far back and inviting pressure.

74
A Silva corner from the right is initially cleared but Manchester City put the ball back in the box and concede a free-kick for pushing.

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Maybe he isn't! His training top is back on as Manchester City start another spell of possession. Taylor is back on the field.

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Looks like Don Cowie is preparing to come on as Cardiff's first change of the match.

70
Taylor again needs treatment so we have a break in play.

69
Finally the change is made after Campbell is caught offside. Negredo replaces Dzeko at the head of Manchester City's attack.

68
And we still wait!

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We still wait for the change as Manchester City keep possession.

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The second Manchester City change of the day is set to be made with Alvaro Negredo coming on.

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Zabaleta's cross from the right looks like it will fall to Silva but Cardiff step in and clear the danger. The home side need to be wary at the moment.

63
Bellamy wins a free-kick as he trips over a loose challenge from Silva just inside the Cardiff half.

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We have a little break in play as Gunnarsson puts one of his boots back on after it fell off.

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This match should be very interesting now. The Cardiff fans are right behind their team but Manchester City have options on the bench and plenty of attacking talent already on the field.

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GOAL GUNNARSSON! Cardiff are level! Campbell's effort from close-range was blocked by Hart but the rebound fell to Gunnarsson and he fired home. Game on!

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Manchester City's bid to make space in the final third is halted when Caulker crowds out Aguero.

58
Taylor returns to the action and Manchester City start a new spell of possession.

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We have a break in play as Taylor receives some treatment.

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Zabaleta's cross from the right is gathered by Marshall.

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Now the change is made with Nasri replacing Navas.

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Looks like Manchester City will make a change after that goal with Samir Nasri nearly ready to come on.

53
That was a great strike from Dzeko. Cardiff have performed so well so far but they now have plenty of work to do.

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GOAL DZEKO! Dzeko gives Manchester City the lead with a lovely driven effort from 20 yards. The shot took a slight deflection but Marshall already had it all to do in the Cardiff goal.

50
Whittingham takes a free-kick from the left and it evades everyone in the box and goes behind for a goal-kick. Even contest still.

49
The corner is worked short and finds Lescott in the box. His shot isn't very good and goes high over the bar.

48
Manchester City win the first corner of the half as Gunnarsson knocks the ball behind.

47
Manchester City look to work space for a chance but they are crowded out by Cardiff.

46
Here we go again with Manchester City keeping the ball from kick-off. No changes from either side.

The players are coming out of the tunnel. Nearly time for the action to start again.

Here are the half-time Price Boosts from Sky Bet: Cardiff to win 1-0 at 12/1, Manchester City to win 3-0 at 14/1, Craig Bellamy to score next at 22/1, Edin Dzeko to score next at 13/2, Fraizer Campbell to score next and a 1-1 draw at 66/1 and finally Yaya Toure to score next and Manchester City to win 2-0 at 40/1. Manchester City are the 8/11 favourites to claim victory, Cardiff are 11/2 and the draw is 2/1.

Chris Green comments on the action so far: "Cardiff have performed magnificently so far - they've had quite a couple of decent chances, and if they had a bit more luck, they could've taken a surprise lead. In the second half, I think they'll come out aiming to do the same, and if manage to keep on performing well, we could be in for a shock result."

HT
The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Plenty of entertainment so far despite the lack of shots on target and Cardiff were the better side as we neared the break.

45+2
Whittingham's corner from the right is punched away from the centre of his six-yard box by the busy Hart.

45+1
Kim's cross from the right is turned behind for a corner as Cardiff continue to create pressure.

45
Cardiff are enjoying a good spell in this match but they now only have two minutes of additional time before the break.

44
Campbell again gets behind the Manchester City defence as a poor header back from Garcia falls to the striker. Hart quickly spots the danger and produces a strong save to turn the ball away.

43
Campbell runs in behind the Manchester City defence but he can't make proper contact with the ball as Lescott tracks back to put him under pressure. Goal-kick.

42
Fernandinho can't take control of a pass from Navas and the ball runs out of play for a goal-kick.

41
Cardiff scramble the ball clear as Silva fails to take control of possession in a dangerous position.

40
Campbell is fine to continue and the action starts again.

39
That block has hurt Campbell as we have a break in play for the striker to receive treatment. It looks like he collided with team-mate Turner when doing defensive work.

38
Toure has space for a shot just inside the box but it is blocked by Campbell. That was fantastic defending.

37
That was Manchester City's first shot on target today. Cardiff have also only forced Hart to make one save.

36
Silva is again at the centre of action as his curling effort from the edge of the box is easily gathered in the centre of his goal by Marshall.

35
Lescott and Campbell tangle halfway inside the Manchester City half and it is the defender from the away side who emerges with the ball.

34
Silva loses his footing on the left and lets Gary Medel storm back to win possession.

33
This has been a pretty decent match so far. Cardiff are playing well but Manchester City are starting to take a bit more control.

32
Aguero's cross from the right is very calmly headed back to Marshall by Connolly. Good defending.

31
Cardiff break but Connolly's looping cross from the right is easily gathered by Hart.

30
Manchester City are starting to pose more problems for the Cardiff defence as Silva is crowded out on the edge of the box.

29
Dzeko can't get control of an attempted through ball from Toure. It was overhit and goes behind for a goal-kick.

28
Silva tries to keep control of the ball as it bounces up in the Cardiff box but concedes a free-kick for an accidental handball.

27
Campbell is again caught offside. This time Cardiff had worked a really neat passing move to get the ball up to him.

26
Toure walks off the field and he returns to the action when plays get started again.

25
The break continues as the Manchester City physios look at Toure.

24
Dzeko isn't happy after he fails to win a free-kick in a challenge with Gunnarsson. We are having a break in play as Toure receives some treatment.

23
Silva's corner from the left works its way through to Fernandinho on the opposite flank and his resulting cross goes straight out of play for a goal-kick.

22
Silva's deflected cross from the left is turned behind for a corner by Taylor just inside the six-yard box.

21
Cardiff build a spell of possession but it ends as Campbell is caught offside behind the Manchester City defence.

20
Cardiff win another free-kick as Bellamy tumbles under a rough challenge from Fernandinho on the halfway line.

19
The corner is half-cleared but the responding cross from the left only flicks off Dzeko's head and behind for a goal-kick.

18
Silva's cross from the right is deflected behind for a corner.

17
Whittingham is providing Cardiff's main attacking threat and his driven effort from long-range is gathered in the centre of his goal by Hart. Very high tempo at the start of this contest.

16
Manchester City are starting to put Cardiff under more pressure as David Silva's attempted through ball to Aguero is scrambled clear.

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Toure can't find Aguero with an attempted through ball as he overhits it behind for a goal-kick.

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The corner from the right is headed clear by Steven Caulker as he plays his first home match for Cardiff since signing from Tottenham.

13
Navas' cross from the right is deflected behind for a corner by Andrew Taylor.

12
Whittingham's free-kick again causes concern for Hart as the Manchester City goalkeeper has to parry the ball away. Panic from the rebound is halted as the linesman raises his flag for offside.

11
Yaya Toure knocks Aron Gunnarsson to the ground to give Cardiff a free-kick in a position to put the ball in the box.

10
David Marshall has to rush out of his goal to clear the ball away from the onrushing Sergio Aguero.

9
Manchester City win back possession. Pablo Zabaleta's cross from the right is too high for Dzeko and the ball goes behind for a goal-kick.

8
Campbell chases down Javi Garcia and forces the Manchester City defender to fire the ball out of play for a throw.

7
This has been a very good start from Cardiff. They are looking lively and Manchester City aren't getting time on the ball.

6
Peter Whittingham's free-kick causes a bit of panic for Joe Hart but the ball goes just wide of the left hand post.

5
Kim wins a free-kick as he is bundled to the ground by Joleon Lescott close to the edge of the Manchester City box. Decent chance for Cardiff to put some pressure on.

4
Good work from Ben Turner to knock the ball out of play under pressure from Edin Dzeko. Cardiff's defence should have plenty of work to do as this match goes on.

3
Bright start from Cardiff. They are putting Manchester City under some early pressure and the fans are right behind them.

2
Cardiff have a small appeal for a penalty turned down as Fraizer Campbell takes a tumble. Correct call from the referee to wave play on.

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The action has started and Cardiff keep the ball early on.

The teams are out on the pitch and ready for the match to start. The home fans can't wait for this one.

Only 10 minutes until kick-off and the atmosphere is jumping ahead of the Cardiff City Stadium's first taste of Premier League football.

Here are a few more details on today's teams: Javi Garcia comes into the heart of the Manchester City defence in place of the injured Vincent Kompany. Skipper Kompany suffered a groin injury in Monday's impressive 4-0 win over Newcastle, and manager Manuel Pellegrini opts for Garcia, ahead of Matija Nastasic, alongside Joleon Lescott at centre-half. Cardiff boss Malky Mackay also makes just one change to his side as the Welsh capital hosts a Premier League game for the first time. Andrew Taylor returns from suspension to take over from Declan John at left-back, with striker Andreas Cornelius named on the bench.

Also good to let you know today's referee is Lee Probert.

Opta Fact: Despite not scoring, Edin Dzeko's total of eight shots versus Newcastle in their opening game was more than he managed in any Premier League game last season.

Opta Fact: Should he score, Craig Bellamy will become the first player in the history of the Barclays Premier League to score for seven different clubs in the competition.

Opta Fact: Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in 12 of their 19 Barclays Premier League games so far in 2013.

Here are some Opta Facts for today's match: Cardiff City won more points at home than any other Championship side in 2012/13 (51).

Good afternoon to Gabriel with his thoughts on the match: "I think Cardiff can hold City to a draw here. They had an excellent home defensive record last season, and there'll be a great atmosphere for their first Premier League home game. It was easy for City last week because they were playing at home and scored early. I don't think Cardiff will let them off so easily. 0-0."

Here are the odds from Sky Bet for this afternoon's match. The Price Boosts are: Cardiff to win 1-0 at 25/1, Craig Bellamy to score first at 16/1, Manchester City to win 3-1 at 14/1 and Sergio Aguero to score first at 5/1. Cardiff are priced at 7/1 to win today, Manchester City are the 4/9 favourites and the draw can be backed at 7/2.

The Manchester City subs: Pantilimon, Nastasic, Kolarov, Rodwell, Milner, Nasri, Negredo

The Manchester City team: Hart; Zabaleta, Garcia, Lescott, Clichy; Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva; Aguero, Dzeko

The Cardiff subs: Lewis, Hudson, Cornelius, Noone, Mutch, Cowie, Maynard

The Cardiff team: Marshall, Connolly, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whitts, Medel, Campbell, Kim, Gunnarsson, Bellamy

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Sunday clash between Cardiff and Manchester City. The Bluebirds will be looking to bounce back from the defeat at West Ham on the opening day but City are on a high after easily defeating Newcastle. Thoughts on the match to nick.hext@bskyb.com.

Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  
16:10
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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