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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 22 +41 56
2 Liverpool 21 +37 45
3 Chelsea 23 +28 44
4 West Ham United 22 +11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 +4 36
6 Arsenal 20 +8 35
7 Manchester United 21 +5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 +2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Aston Villa 21 -4 26
11 Leicester City 19 -3 25
12 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
13 Southampton 21 -8 24
14 Brentford 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton 20 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 -32 16
18 Watford 20 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley 17 -11 11