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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Ché Adams (20')

Adams strike gives Southampton 1-0 win over Watford

A pinpoint first-half strike by Che Adams gave Southampton a well-deserved away win over Watford in their Premier League clash on Saturday as the home side struggled to repeat their five-goal performance against Everton a week ago.

Adams gave the visitors the lead in the 20th minute, picking up a pass from Adam Armstrong and taking the pace off the ball before turning and firing an exquisite shot across Ben Foster and into the top-right corner.

Watford almost levelled 12 minutes later as Ismaila Sarr's shot from a tight angle beat keeper Alex McCarthy, but defender Kyle Walker-Peters was on hand to clear the ball off the line.

Watford had another great chance in the 88th minute as substitute Ashley Fletcher swivelled and unleashed a fierce drive, but McCarthy saved as Southampton held on for a win that lifts them to 14th in the table on 11 points, while Watford slide to 16th.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 38 +73 93
2 Liverpool 38 +68 92
3 Chelsea 38 +43 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +29 71
5 Arsenal 38 +13 69
6 Manchester United 38 0 58
7 West Ham United 38 +9 56
8 Leicester City 38 +3 52
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -2 51
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 -5 51
11 Newcastle United 38 -18 49
12 Crystal Palace 38 +4 48
13 Brentford 38 -8 46
14 Aston Villa 38 -2 45
15 Southampton 38 -24 40
16 Everton 38 -23 39
17 Leeds United 38 -37 38
18 Burnley 38 -19 35
19 Watford 38 -43 23
20 Norwich City 38 -61 22