Man City 4-2 Cardiff Stats and Highlights
Manchester City became the quickest side to score 100 goals in a Premier League season as they beat Cardiff.
Edin Dzeko’s opener from close range was City’s 100th in all competitions, despite Cardiff claiming a David Silva handball in the build-up.
Craig Noone restored parity with a low strike but Jesus Navas’s side-footed finish restored the hosts’ lead.
Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero added to City’s lead before Fraizer Campbell’s consolation for the visitors.
Watch English Premier League match, Manchester City Vs Cardiff highlights here.
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, 18 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
1-0 Dzeko 14′ | Mobile users click here
1-1 Noone 29′ | Mobile users click here
2-1 Navas 33′ | Mobile users click here
3-1 Toure 76′
4-1 Aguero 79′
Cardiff were 3-2 winners in the first top-flight meeting between the two clubs for 51 years last August.
Manchester City have never played Cardiff at the Etihad Stadium, but were unbeaten at Maine Road in seven league and cup matches between 1963 and 1985.
City are vying to register seven consecutive league wins for the first time since August 2012, when success against Southampton on the opening day extended a run of six straight victories at the end of the previous campaign.
It is two months since City lost a league game, away to Sunderland.
City have scored 99 goals in all competitions this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored almost four times as many goals (59) as Cardiff (15) in the Premier League.
They have scored a league-high five last-minute goals this season.
Cardiff have only taken one point from their last five games (D1, L4)
Defeat for the Bluebirds would extend their winless run to six games – the first time they have endured such a sequence since March 2008.
Only Crystal Palace have failed to score on as many occasions as Cardiff City (11) this season.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer never won against City in four attempts as a player with Manchester United, although he did score once (D2, L2)