Cardiff triumph over Man City

Cardiff City have secured a magnificent 3 - 2 win over former champions and last season's runners-up Manchester City in their first home Premier League game of the season.

Barclays Premier League comes to Cardiff

Cardiff City were promoted to the English Premier League last season Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Images

Cardiff City Stadium welcomes Premier League football for the first time in its history today when Manchester City travel to Wales to take on the Bluebirds.

The last time they met was in the FA Cup in 1994 when Cardiff beat the side 1-0.

If Craig Bellamy is chosen in the side, he'll face his former club where he spent two seasons between 2009-2011.

27,000 fans are expected to descend on the capital today and the British Transport Police have stepped up their presence on public transport ahead of the busy football season.

The match kicks off today at 4pm.

Walk for Cardiff logo centenary

Cardiff City home shirt in 2010 Credit: Nick Potts/PA Images

Over 2,000 people are expected to take part in a walk through Cardiff today to celebrate 100 years of the bluebird logo for Cardiff City FC.

The supporters group Bluebirds Unite will walk from Cardiff Castle to the stadium ahead of the club's Premier League debut at home to Manchester City.

In 2012, Cardiff City FC was rebranded by the club's Malaysian owner Sri Vincent Tan that saw the side's kit change from blue to red and the traditional bluebird crest replaced with a dragon.

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Cardiff's business boost hopes from top flight football

Hotel staff in Cardiff say they have already noticed an increase in bookings for home fixtures

This weekend sees Cardiff City play their first Premier League game of the season at home.

Cardiff University has estimated that it will bring tens of millions of pounds to the city each year.

Cath Howard, from Lincoln House Private Hotel in Cardiff, believes the top flight is essential for the capital's business.

She told ITV News: "Cardiff is an event-driven city and we need more large events to fill weekends. We've noticed an increase in bookings for all of the home fixtures."

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