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Villa slump continues as Armstrong earns Southampton win


Aston Villa suffered a fifth successive Premier League defeat as Adam Armstrongโ€™s stunning early strike earned Southampton a 1-0 home victory on Friday.

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Former Blackburn Rovers forward Armstrong had not scored since his debut on the opening game of the season but ended his drought in powerful strike in the third minute.

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A lacklustre Villa was fortunate not to be further behind before half-time as Southampton wasted some good chances and although it improved after the break Dean Smithโ€™s side did not do enough to merit a point.

Southampton moved up to 12th place with 14 points from 11 games while Villa is 15th, only three points ahead of third-from-bottom Burnley.

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