English Premier League Update
Man City Rue Loss To Newcomers, Cardiff
|*Cardiff’s Campbell heads to score against Man City on Sunday.|
Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini has blamed an inability to defend two corners for the shock 3-2 loss to Premier League newcomers Cardiff City.
The Welsh side trailed to Edin Dzeko’s long-range strike after the break. But Aron Gunnarsson equalized and two Fraizer Campbell headers secured a thrilling victory for the hosts.
“The worst thing is that we got ahead. After we scored I thought it would be easier but two corners decided the game,” Pellegrini said.
“It was a pity. I did not expect to lose. We didn’t play well but they played with 10 players near their box so it was very difficult to score.”
Manchester City, who were impressive in the 4-0 defeat of Newcastle in their opening match of the season, dominated possession for long spells but did not create many chances and the home side had the clearer opportunities. But having gone into the lead seven minutes after the break, Pellegrini expected more from his side, but they lost at the end of the tie.