Southampton should have scored after six minutes when Kevin Richardson played in Mickey Evans, but Steve Ogrizovic saved with a leg. A minute later, Coventry went close when Dublin glanced John Salako's left-wing cross wide. Dublin was not far away with another header two minutes later, this time from Paul Telfer's cross.
The Southampton goalkeeper Paul Jones denied Gary McAllister after 13 minutes following a fine run by Darren Huckerby. A minute later Dublin fired a bullet header just past the post. After 21 minutes Salako curled in a cross towards Dublin at the back post but he acrobatically hooked the ball wide.
After 23 minutes, Huckerby cut into the box and found Dublin, who was tackled by Ken Monkou, when the ball fell to McAllister. His shot was blocked, however, as was his attempt from the rebound, before Lee Todd put the ball out for a corner.
Fifteen seconds after half-time, Jones touched Soltvedt's 18 yard effort over the bar and from McAllister's corner, Dublin headed against the angle of upright and crossbar. After 47 minutes the outstanding Telfer shot over from the edge of the area. Telfer again let loose in the 57th minute from the corner of the box, but his shot was saved by Jones.
Then came the breakthrough. Dublin flicked on Roland Nilsson's cross into the path of Soltvedt and the Norwegian sold a dummy to Monkou before scoring from 12 yards out.Reuse content