Oct 14, 2012 at 12.45pm UK at ​Salford City Stadium
Sale Sharks
Cardiff BluesCardiff Blues

Result: Sale Sharks' comeback earns narrow and rare win

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Sale Sharks win for the first time this season, as they come from 24-9 behind to beat Cardiff Blues by a single point in the Heineken Cup.

Sale Sharks have ended their woeful run of results by recording a dramatic single-point victory over Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Cup.

Cardiff stormed into a 24-9 lead in the first half at Edgeley Park, thanks in no small part to an Alex Cuthbert hat-trick.

Nick Macleod successfully kicked four penalties for Sale in the opening 40 minutes, but the hosts went in 24-12 behind at the midway point.

Replacement Danny Cipriani, Mark Jennings and Tony Buckley all touched down for a rejuvenated Sale in the second half.

A Rob Miller penalty then gave Sale a four-point lead with four minutes remaining.

Leigh Halfpenny struck his seventh goal of the afternoon to set up a tense finish, but the side that have lost all six of their Aviva Premiership matches this season hung on to claim a remarkable win.

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