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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Víctor Camarasa (90'+2')

Cardiff earn first away win with 92nd minute Camarasa strike at Leicester

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Leicester City 0-1 Cardiff: Camarasa wins it for the Bluebirds (1:27)

Victor Camarasa stunning strike and Neil Etheridge penalty save earns Cardiff City their first away win of the season. (1:27)

A 92nd-minute goal from midfielder Victor Camarasa and a penalty save from goalkeeper Neil Etheridge ensured Cardiff City beat Leicester City 1-0 for their first away victory of the Premier League season on Saturday.

Claude Puel's Leicester, carrying momentum from consecutive wins against Chelsea and Manchester City, dominated the early exchanges at the King Power Stadium and came close with long-range efforts from James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira.

Leicester had their best chance of the first half in the closing stages when Jamie Vardy was slipped through by Maddison, only for the striker to shoot straight at Etheridge.

The hosts looked certain to claim consecutive home wins for the first time this season when Maddison was clipped inside the box by defender Sean Morrison but they were denied thanks to Etheridge's stunning save.

Maddison had a chance to make amends from the rebound but defender Sol Bamba dived in to turn the ball away for a corner.

With Leicester supporters heading towards the exit, Camarasa curled the ball past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from the edge of the box to secure a dramatic win for the Welsh side.

The victory takes Neil Warnock's Cardiff up to 16th place in the league standings, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Etheridge, who will miss the Philippines' Asian Cup campaign to help Cardiff's top-flight survival bid, said the result should lift the spirits in the dressing room during the second half of the season.

"It was a great save to help the team but the main thing for us today is the great win -- our first away from home," the 28-year-old said. "It gives us momentum going into the new year.

"We just need to keep focusing and keep concentrating. Obviously it's a very tough league. To keep two clean sheets in a row is outstanding. The boys have done very well.

"We take every game as it comes. We've got a tough game against Tottenham on New Year's Day but we'll enjoy this one for now."

Leicester slipped to eighth spot after failing to capitalise on almost two-thirds of ball possession and 16 attempts on goal.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 31 +52 76
2 Manchester City 30 +58 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 30 +17 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
11 Everton 31 +1 40
12 AFC Bournemouth 31 -13 38
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 31 -41 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14