Paul Lambert Exasperated as Disputed Penalty Sends Villa to Defeat

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Paul Lambert Exasperated as Disputed Penalty Sends Villa to Defeat
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Rickie Lambert's spot-kick earned Southampton a 1-0 win at Villa Park, condemning Villa to a third straight home defeat in the league and sending them into the bottom three. Referee Mark Halsey awarded the decisive penalty after Jay Rodriguez tumbled under an Enda Stevens challenge, and replays vindicated the Villa players who argued there was no contact.

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