December 29, 2018 / 5:14 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer-Cardiff earn first away win with late Camarasa strike at Leicester

* Late Camarasa goal sealed Cardiff’s first away win of the season

* Maddison tested Etheridge with two early attempts

* Ricardo forced another Etheridge save from edge of the area

* Etheridge saved Maddison’s penalty in the 75th minute

* Leicester visit Everton next, Cardiff host Tottenham Hotspur

LEICESTER CITY 0 CARDIFF CITY 1

Dec 29 (Reuters) - 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 heroics.

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. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon)

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