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Solskjaer: Cardiff deserved precious win

12 April 2014 19:10

A delighted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Cardiff City deserved their important 1-0 Premier League victory at Southampton on Saturday.

The hosts dominated possession for much of the encounter, before Juan Cala snatched a precious three points for the Welsh club with a left-footed drive in the 65th minute and David Marshall safeguarded the advantage with two impressive late saves.

Manager Solskjaer feels his charges did enough to merit the win - which leaves them just three points adrift of safety - and declared his relief at registering his first away victory in the Cardiff hot seat.

"It's great," he told Sky Sports. "I've not won a game away from home. It's my first time travelling home with the fans celebrating a win. It's fantastic.

"We did earn it. We did deserve it. They had their chances but we've got one of the best keepers in the league. It was a great effort."

Solskjaer also reserved special praise for his goalscorer, and backed his charges to pull off a "miracle" survival.

"It was a great goal. He's a good footballer," the Norwegian added. "We played with great confidence. I think we showed everyone we believe in this miracle we've spoken about."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
12 April 2014
Game week
34
Kick-off
16:07
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 1

Goals

0 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
40
2
21
12
16
26
41
# Player Bookings
36
25
39
6
15
17
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +36 63
2 26 +32 53
3 25 +22 52
4 25 +26 50
5 25 +24 49
6 25 +17 48
7 26 +15 44
8 26 +4 40
9 26 -9 33
10 26 -10 32
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13 25 -3 30
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15 26 -25 24
16 26 -9 22
17 26 -13 22
18 25 -19 21
19 26 -27 21
20 26 -24 19

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