Aston Villa recorded only their second Premier League win of the season as they beat Southampton in a scrappy encounter at Villa Park.
Steven Gerrard’s side have had an indifferent start to the campaign, but they were able to build on that with a deserved win against Manchester City.
Villa made almost every run desperate for quality, and Jacob Ramsey broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time after Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu turned Ollie Watkins’ header onto the bar.
Southampton were too timid and barely offered a threat all night, allowing Villa to close out an important win, comfortably, comfortably from their second league game of the season against Everton.
Villa have secured a vital victory
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard turned to his backroom staff with clenched fists in the closing stages. It showed how much he and his team needed this win.
It was, to be honest, a terrible game with no quality, but Gerrard doesn’t care if Villa get the wins either way, as they will now take their poor start to the season under control and upset their supporters. the manager
Villa started to rebuild after dropping a point to Premier League champions Manchester City in their last home game, making further progress here with victory essential.
Ramsey’s winning goal was a clean sweep, befitting such a poor game, and it was more than enough to see them through against Southampton, who barely troubled Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez all night, with Tyrone Mings dealing with rare aerial threats with ease.
It wasn’t pleasant, but Villa thoroughly deserved the win, which will put Gerrard, his players and the club in a much more optimistic position heading into the international break.
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Match over, Aston Villa 1, Southampton 0.
Second half ends, Aston Villa 1, Southampton 0.
An empty attempt. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) header from the center of the box to the left. Assisted James Ward-Prowse when he cleared the ball away.
John McGinn (Aston Villa) misses.
Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick.
An empty attempt. Danny Ings (Aston Villa) left footed shot from 40 yards misses to the left. Emiliano Buendía assisted after a break.
Corner, Southampton. Ollie Watkins taps.
Ashley Young (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ashley Young (Aston Villa).
Samuel Edozie (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Danny Ings (Aston Villa).
Armel Bella-Kotchap (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
An empty attempt. Ashley Young (Aston Villa) shot from the right wing to the right.
Change Aston Villa. Danny Ings replaces Philippe Coutinho.
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) has been shown the yellow card.
John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Change, Southampton. Samuel Edozie replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi.
The attempt has been saved. Sékou Mara (Southampton) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Aribo with a header.
Corner, Aston Villa. James Ward-Prowse gets a basket.
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