25 Aug '13, 7pm

We use Opta data to analyse Manchester City's shock defeat by Cardiff. #MCFC #CCFC

We use Opta data to analyse Manchester City's shock defeat by Cardiff. #MCFC #CCFC

Southampton pushed Mancini's Manchester City back with a tactic of high pressure, and Pellegrini evidently did not want a repeat. Despite Campbell's pace causing problems to Lescott and Garcia, who was rushed into four rather panicky clearances inside the opening 15 minutes, Manchester City did manage to win possession on average 34 metres from their own goal against Cardiff in the opening hour in comparison with 27 metres over 90 minutes at Southampton last season. But this in itself caused a headache for Manchester City as Campbell's pace was constantly looking to run in behind Lescott and Garcia. Campbell was allowed five shots of which four were on target, including his two goals.

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