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EPL PHOTOS: Cardiff shock Manchester City

August 25, 2013 23:08 IST

EPL PHOTOS: Cardiff shock Manchester City

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Two goals from Fraizer Campbell handed Cardiff City a shock 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as the Premier League newcomers celebrated a memorable win in their first top flight match at home in 51 years.

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Edin Dzeko had given the visitors the lead on 52 minutes, but Aron Gunnarsson levelled for the Premier League newcomers eight minutes later when following up a Joe Hart block.


Image: Cardiff City scorers Fraizer Campbell (10) and Aron Gunnarsson celebrate
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Manchester City failed to convert chances

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Despite struggling to get the ball, Cardiff went ahead in the 79th minute when Hart failed to clear a corner, allowing Campbell to nod the ball home and he repeated the feat from another corner seven minutes later.

Alvaro Negredo pulled one back for Manchester City in injury time, but despite a couple of half-chances were unable to snatch a point at the death.


Image: Cardiff City player Fraizer Campbell (10) heads in the third Cardiff goal
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Soldado penalty sealed Spurs' victory

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At White Hart Lane, a second Roberto Soldado penalty in as many weeks was enough to give Spurs a 1-0 win over SwanseaCity.

Spurs grabbed all three points after Andros Townsend went down under the challenge of Jonjo Shelvey on 58 minutes to give away the spot kick.

The result puts Spurs on maximum points after two matches, despite the absence of Gareth Bale, who was believed to have arrived in Spain on Saturday to finalise his world record transfer fee move to Real Madrid.


Image: Roberto Soldado of Spurs scores the opening goal from the penalty spot
Photographs: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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