At the half: Agbonlahor gives Villa 1-0 lead over Saints

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Gabriel Agbonlahor has given Aston Villa a surprising 1-0 lead over Southampton.

Southampton boast the stingiest defense in the Premier League, but Villa were able to find the net despite their recent goalscoring struggles.

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Ciaran Clark played a long ball through to Gabriel Agbonlahor, who beat Southampton keeper Fraser Forster to give Villa the halftime lead.

Forster came out of his box and seemed to miscommunicate with his defense as the Villa skipper went around the goalkeeper and calmly finished to the delight of the Villa supporters.

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With 45 minutes to play, Paul Lambert’s men will look to hold onto a rare halftime lead. For Southampton, earning three points is crucial as they continue to chase Chelsea for the top-spot in the Premier League.

LINEUPS:

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Weimann, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor

Goal: Agbonlahor (29′)

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Tadic, Mane, Long, Pelle