Cardiff 1-0 Southampton: Callum Paterson goal sinks Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints

Cardiff 1-0 Southampton: Callum Paterson goal sinks Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints

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Callum Paterson capitalised on Jannik Vestergaard’s error to give Cardiff all three points against Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge of Southampton ended in defeat after Callum Paterson’s goal gave Cardiff City a precious victory over their Premier League relegation rivals.

Cardiff squandered several chances during a frenetic first half in which a vulnerable visiting defence looked there for the taking.

Southampton appeared to have weathered that storm after the break but, as the rain came driving down at a raucous Cardiff City Stadium, they fell behind in shambolic fashion.

A pass from Victor Camarasa ran harmlessly to Jannik Vestergaard but the Saints centre-back inexplicably dithered on the ball and was dispossessed by Paterson, whose low finish dribbled slowly into the corner.

That gave Cardiff a fourth win from five home matches, lifting them up to 14th place in the Premier League, three points clear of the bottom three.

For Southampton, meanwhile, a 12th league game without victory leaves them second from bottom of the table, three points adrift of safety.

More to follow.

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December 8, 2018 at 09:06AM

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