Aston Villa beats EPL bottom-dweller Southampton 1-0

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Ollie Watkins’ second-half goal has secured a 1-0 win for Aston Villa at Southampton in the English Premier League. Watkins’ header in the 77th minute brought an end to Southampton’s three-game winning run in all competitions and leaves it rooted to the bottom of the table. The home team was twice denied goals. Kyle Walker-Peters’ final touch in the first half was adjudged offside. James Ward-Prowse’s strike in the second half was ruled out because of a foul in the buildup.

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