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Callum Paterson scores the only goal of the game in Cardiff's victory over 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.

Line-ups

Cardiff

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4MorrisonBooked at 19mins
  • 22Bamba
  • 3BennettBooked at 66mins
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoilettat 67’minutes
  • 21Camarasa
  • 7ArterSubstituted forRallsat 90+1’minutes
  • 11MurphySubstituted forK Harrisat 85’minutes
  • 13Paterson

Substitutes

  • 2Peltier
  • 8Ralls
  • 12Smithies
  • 14Reid
  • 23K Harris
  • 24Madine
  • 33Hoilett

Southampton

  • 1McCarthy
  • 43ValeryBooked at 28minsSubstituted forStephensat 45’minutes
  • 35Bednarek
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 33Targett
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 14RomeuBooked at 74minsSubstituted forWard-Prowseat 80’minutes
  • 18Lemina
  • 22Redmond
  • 17Armstrong
  • 10AustinSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 75’minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Yoshida
  • 5Stephens
  • 6Hoedt
  • 11Elyounoussi
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 20Gabbiadini
  • 28Gunn
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:30,067

Match Stats

Home TeamCardiffAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cardiff City 1, Southampton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Southampton 0.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Southampton).

Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls replaces Harry Arter.

Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton).

Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross following a set piece situation.

Mario Lemina (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Víctor Camarasa (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces Josh Murphy.

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Arter with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jannik Vestergaard.

Attempt blocked. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Paterson with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. James Ward-Prowse replaces Oriol Romeu.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Víctor Camarasa.

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Southampton).

David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Charlie Austin.

Booking

Oriol Romeu (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Cardiff City 1, Southampton 0. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Joe Bennett.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. David Junior Hoilett replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Attempt missed. Matt Targett (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).

Offside, Cardiff City. Bruno Ecuele Manga tries a through ball, but Callum Paterson is caught offside.

Mario Lemina (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Matt Targett (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Aron Gunnarsson.

Hand ball by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).

Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).

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