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Coleman late show stuns Ole

CARDIFF boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he saw plenty in his side's defeat at Everton to convince him they will survive in the Premier League.

The Welsh side slipped deeper into relegation trouble as they as they suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss at Goodison Park after a last-gasp, mishit strike by Irish defender Séamus Coleman.

Cardiff had looked good for a point after goalkeeper David Marshall produced several fine saves to repel the Merseysiders and Juan Cala cancelled out Gerard Deulofeu's deflected opener.

The Norwegian said: "With this attitude, we will get points. We will see how many we need, but I can't say enough how pleased I was with the performance.

"I thought we performed fantastically. Everton have been outstanding this season at home and we gave them a game.

Basement boys Fulham secured a vital win – the first of Felix Magath's tenure – at the expense of Newcastle.

With Magpies boss Alan Pardew watching via video link from the team hotel due to his three-match stadium ban for headbutting Hull's David Meyler, Fulham substitute Ashkan Dejagah hit the only goal of a 1-0 victory on 68 minutes.

Another manager under scrutiny of late has been West Brom's Pepe Mel, who had failed to deliver a win since taking the job in January.

That changed in dramatic fashion on Saturday as Youssouf Mulumbu's late strike earned the Baggies a 2-1 victory at Swansea.

The victory lifts West Brom three points clear of the relegation zone.

Southampton managed to climb to eighth after surviving a spirited fightback from Norwich to win 4-2 at St Mary's.

Elsewhere, Sunderland remain marooned in the drop zone after playing out a draw with Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light.


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