The old Adage certainly rings true this evening, " A game of two halves" I know almost as cringe-worthy as City first half efforts, sorry but I cannot think of any other way of describing this afternoon in Wales.
Leaving the pitch at half time deservedly losing two nil, City looked anything like a serious promotion challenger, Cardiff were challenged by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to show their promotion credentials and few would argue they looked the part.
But within 26 minutes of the restart the tables had been turned completely round with City hitting a trio of goals in a deverstating 17 minute period;
For the first, On 54 minutes Hoolahan got the ball into Grabban, he could not turn Morrison, but in the tussle the ball fell for Olsson to slot home..
Four minutes later City were level. Redmond evaded Ralls and John to deliver a pinpoint cross for Jerome to power a header at Marshall who blocked the effort but could do nothing as Hoolahan gleefully dispatched the follow-up.
Cardiff were further rocked on 71 minutes as Tettey found space down the right, Martin mis-hit his shot but Turner was on hand to turn the ball home.
Then on 87 minutes the very impressive Cameron Jerome got the goal his efforts fully deserved rounding Marshall and firing home, ending a remarkable and outstanding come back giving City a sensational victory, which looked to be a million miles away at half time.
As bad as City looked at the end of the first half, Cardiff looked far worse at the end of the second with City lifting their own promotion credtionals far highier for the rest of the league to see, also being held high are Neil Adams credentials as a manager.
With an impressive 29 efforts, 11 on target City are proving to be offering just what Adams promised, which is miles away from the two previous seasons, where seeing a deficit being defended was more the norm