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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 April 2006, 11:22 GMT 12:22 UK
Portsmouth laud hero Mwaruwari
Benjani Mwaruwari
Mwaruwari ended his goal drought against Wigan
Zimbabwe striker Benjani Mwaruwari is the toast of Portsmouth, after inspiring a dramatic victory on Saturday which secured the club's Premiership future.

Mwaruwari scored one and earned the winning penalty from which Matthew Taylor scored, as Pompey came from behind to win 2-1 against Wigan.

The result ensured Portsmouth survived while Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion join Sunderland in the Championship.

The 27-year-old has struggled to adapt since completing a record 4.1million move from Auxerre in January.

He had failed to scored in his previous 14 outings, but he came good at the right time to leave manager Harry Redknapp beaming.

Redknapp insisted he had never doubted the Zimbabwean's ability and hopes his fine second-half efforts will give him confidence for next season.

"He's been working hard and is a good player. Unfortunately he hadn't been able to score," said Redknapp.

"I said all along that he would score and he's gone and done that on the day we have stayed up."



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