Follow the live updates from St Marys, while both Saints and Villa are trying to get back on winning roads

Southampton welcomes Aston Villa to a game between two teams who want to play fun football and recover from their midweek defeats

The saints were from Arsenal in St Marys upset while Dean Smith’s team played Burnley for big spells but suffered a shock loss at Turf Moor as Sean Dyche’s team recovered

It’s a fifth win for Smith’s side who must find solutions to convert encouraging offensive spells into points, though the Villa boss isn’t overly concerned about his side’s foil yet A win tonight can take them from tenth place to eighth unless Arsenal win against Manchester United in kick-off at 5:30 p.m.

“We are closer to the top four than to the bottom four. We added quality and started the season well. We are still disappointed with the results that ran against us,” said the Villa boss got up last season with the run we had, then we added quality and I think we started the season well, we are disappointed with some games we were beaten in, we made some referee decisions that were against us Were directed – Manchester City, Manchester United, West Ham and Brighton to name just four.We haven’t had much to do in this department but we’re happy with the way we play and how we attacked a lot of games.It was rare that I walked away from a game and thought we didn’t play today”

Follow the live goal and get updates from St Mary’s, including analysis and reaction at the Premier League kick-off that evening – plus the end of the game in the Emirates:

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63 mins: Theo Walcott is now injured It will be one of those nights for Southampton Walcott looks like he has pulled an Achilles tendon Che Adams replaces him with the Saints

60 mins: Ross Barkley shoots a decent free kick into the box, pulling out Ollie Watkins, who then heads him past the back post.He is offside anyway, so it wouldn’t have counted even if he had hit

54 mins: Ward-Prowse takes the free kick but does not get enough height for the shot and Konsa can easily block it. The ball goes out for a villa throw and Ward-Prowse tries to prevent it from being played fast Lee Mason sees this and pulls out a yellow card for the Southampton captain

52 mins: It’s a nice run from Redmond into the box, hitting the pass from the left He shoots but Mings blocks Romeu picks up the loose ball and Barkley littered it on the edge of the box It’s Jame’s area Ward-Prowse

51 minutes: Ward-Prowse whips a corner into the penalty area and Traore tries to clear the ball but is unable to control it. Ings rolls over to Ings, who shoots and Watkins blocks his attempt

48 minutes: Oriol Romeu shoots a cross from the right into the penalty area, Martinez commands his area and claims the ball

The teams return in the second half Can Southampton find a way to get back into the game?

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