City Humbled By Hammers
Cardiff City took their first steps into the Premiership at West Ham's home Upton Park for a very tough first game.
Two very well-taken goals came from West Ham's Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan, which gave West Ham a first game victory over newly arrived Cardiff City, who are still awaiting their first shot on target in the Premier League.
The Hammers were deserving winners at Upton Park thanks to a goal in each half; but it wasn't an exciting game, as Cardiff struggled to make an impact in their first match in the top flight for 51 years.
The game was full of debuts with Gary Medel and Steven Caulker from Cardiff and Stewart Downing from West Ham. But it was a familiar face that made an impact in the match when it was 13 minutes in - Matt Jarvis played back a great ball from the left which resulted in Cole turning cleverly inside the area before scoring the first goal for West Ham this season.
Cole was probably the most active player in the game and could have made it 2-0 if he didn't shoot straight at Cardiff's goalkeeper David Marshall.
Overall it was a very disappointing loss for Cardiff City who will be facing a very difficult game next Sunday (25th August 2013) when they face the mighty Manchester City.
Even though the game finished with a loss, we are still proud of our city's debut in the premiership and hope there are more victories along the road for them.
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