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Cardiff City 3-2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

vincent tan cardiff owner Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Manchester City’s defensive frailties were exposed today after Pablo Zabaleta was guilty of poor marking for all three of Cardiff City’s goals in a shock defeat for the Premier League title chasers.

With Vincent Kompany and Mateja Nastasic injured in central defense, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini may want to address the lack of quality in depth by picking up defensive cover in the transfer window.

Cardiff City were clinical in front of goal, and took advantage of their chances to score a fantastic shock victory in their first Premier League home match and first Premier League victory.

Here are all of the goals:

Edin Dzeko Goal

dzeko goal Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Aron Gunnarsson Goal

gunnarson goal Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Fraizer Campbell, 1st Goal

campbell 1st goal Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Cardiff Fans Do the Poznan

cardiff poznan Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Fraizer Campbell Second Goal

campbell 2nd goal Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]

Alvaro Negredo Goal

negredo goal Cardiff City 3 2 Manchester City: Poor Marking By Zabaleta Gifts Welsh Team First EPL Win [GIF]


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