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West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Newly promoted Cardiff City take on West Ham United at Upton Park in their first match in the Premier League.

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Mackay: City were "a match for West Ham" in 2-0 defeat

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay said Cardiff City were "a match for West Ham" in their 2-0 defeat to the Hammers. It was the Bluebirds' first ever game in the Premier League, but Mackay said the loss was not "a lesson" for the Welsh side.

"We knew before the game we had to be clinical. It's choices in that final pass, that final decision," he said.

"We had a three on two and Campbell decided to have a strike at target instead of sliding Bellamy in. It's about decision making, I don't think it's about learning lessons.

"We knew exactly what we were coming to, we knew what our game plan should be today and for vast parts of the game we certainly had control over a lot of the ball."

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