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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Thanks for joining us today for live text commentary. You can now click here to read my match report.

  2. YELLOW CARD

    Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

    Just a bit of house-keeping to finish off with. Stuart Armstrong was booked for over-celebrating that goal while Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was also shown a yellow card, for dissent.

  3. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

    That's it, all over. Southampton are 10 points clear of the bottom three.

  4. GOAL - Stuart Armstrong

    Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

    Saints break, with Pepe Reina out of goal, and Stuart Armstrong charges onto Che Adams' long ball to slide the ball into an empty net and seal victory for the hosts.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Chance for Villa as Jack Grealish wins a corner, keeper Pepe Reina goes up for it, but Alex McCarthy punches it clear.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Southampton can kill a bit more time as Stuart Armstrong sends a shot high into the stand.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Southampton can kill a bit of time as Che Adams' shot deflected for a corner.

  8. INJURY TIME

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Four minutes to be added. Villa aren't pressing though.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Trezeguet takes on Jack Stephens to hit a low ball across the Southampton goal but no-one is there to add the finishing touch.

  10. CLOSE!

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Che Adams pounces on a loose ball inside the Villa box and takes it round Pepe Reina but Kortney Hause gets back to deny Adams his first Saints goal with a goal-line block.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Second change for Villa now as Marvelous Nakamba comes off for Borja Baston.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Debutant Will Smallbone makes way for fellow midfielder Oriel Romeu. The 20-year-old can be pleased with his day's work.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Substitute Che Adams makes room for a shot from just outside the box but fires it across goal and wide.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    James Ward-Prowse takes the free-kick from the right wing, level with the edge of the box, but it's cleared for a throw-in.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    And there's the double change from Southampton as Michael Obafemi and fellow striker Che Adams come on for top scorer Danny Ings and today's goalscorer Shane Long.

  17. YELLOW CARD

    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Shane Long chases a long ball and Pepe Reina comes out of his box to clear but he doesn't make proper contact with his header and brings down Long as he tries to recover.

    That's a booking for the former Liverpool keeper.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Ryan Bertrand tries his luck from distance and it takes a slight deflection on its way through to Villa keeper Pepe Reina, who makes a comfortable save.

    The hosts are preparing to make a double substitution.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Mbwana Samatta has a shot blocked for a Villa corner, which is easily dealt with by the hosts.

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    Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Matt Targett concedes a free-kick for a foul on James Ward-Prowse. Referee Craig Pawson tells Southampton to hurry up a bit as they dally over taking the free-kick.