Pardew hails vital victory

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Alan Pardew hailed Southampton's 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Yeovil - their first league win of the campaign - as the most important the club would get all season.

Pardew, whose side remain rooted to the foot of Coca-Cola League One despite a first win in eight league games, saw penalties in either half from striker Rickie Lambert - the second a very dubious handball by Richard Martin - sink Terry Skiverton's side.

``There is relief in the dressing room,'' said Pardew.

``That was a great win for us though and I firmly believe it will be our most important win of the entire season.

``When we scored it was like someone injected us with apprehension, but once we got the second we settled.

``The second penalty was fortunate - I thought the linesman was flagging against us - but it was a deserved slice of luck because we haven't had too much this season.''

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