Newly promoted Welsh side, Cardiff City, created what could be considered the first upset of the new premier league season when they beat star studded 2011/2012 Premier league champions and last season’s runners-up, Manchester City, by 3 goals to 2 on Sunday in Cardiff.
The visitors from Manchester should have had an inkling of what was coming when the Cardiff boys held them to a draw throughout the first half.
Edin Dzeko of Man City broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute with a ball flicked into his path by Aguero, which he fired from a 25 yard distance, whistling past the Cardiff City goal keeper into the net.
Eight minutes later, however, Gunnerson equalises for Cardiff City from a rebound after Hart blocked an earlier shot from Campbell.
The equaliser was all the boys from Cardiff needed to gain their confidence back. Campbell scored another goal for Cardiff in the 79th minute and another in the 87th minute and the game was all but wrapped up for Cardiff City apart from a face saving, goal difference reduction effort from Alvaro Negredo. Negredo’s goal was not enough to rob Cardiff of the maximum points they had gathered for the day. Cardiff City won 3-2.
In other matches played over the weekend, Arsenal recorded their first Premier league victory of the season by beating Fulham 3-1 in their first London derby.
Everton and West Brom played a goaless draw while Hull City beat Norwich City by a lone goal. Another goaless draw was recorded by Newcastle and West Ham.
Southampton and Sunderland played a one all draw and Stoke City beat Crystal Palace 2-1.
Aston Villa lost to Liverpool by a lone goal and Tottenham beat Swansea by the same margin, a lone goal.
The much awaited clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford comes up today at 8pm.