Two goals from Fraizer Campbell gave promoted Cardiff City a memorable 3-2 win on Sunday and left Manchester City nursing a first defeat of the Premier League season.
Although Edin Dzeko gave the visitors the lead with a rising strike from 25 yards, it was a day for the Bluebirds and their disbelieving fans thanks to Aron Gunnarsson’s equaliser and Campbell’s late brace.
It was the worst possible start for City on their travels, but a dream opening for Cardiff in front of a crowd of more than 27,000.
The atmosphere in the stadium was electric, with both sets of supporters giving their charges a boisterous welcome on a day that saw Cardiff playing a home game in the top flight for the first time in 51 years.
For Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, it could hardly have been a more testing examination, against a side whose season began with a 4-0 win over Newcastle.
Manchester City began the second half with greater purpose and in the 52nd minute, Dzeko produced a shot of supreme quality, but it all too late.