Aston Villa boss Dean Smith under spotlight as Southampton beat his team

Aston Villa suffered their fifth straight defeat as they lost 1-0 to Southampton at St Mary’s.

Adam Armstrong scored the winner after just three minutes when he fired a stunning left-footed shot from the edge of the area.

Armstrong’s goal works as quite an irony as the striker was signed from Blackburn as a replacement for Danny Ings, who joined Villa in the summer.

Pressure keeps piling up on Dean Smith, who has come under fire following a series of poor results for the Villans.