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Aston Villa falls into relegation zone

January 12, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Aston Villa's miserable season suffered another damaging blow as a controversial penalty -- converted by skipper Rickie Lambert -- gave fellow struggler Southampton a 1-0 victory at Villa Park.

Villa defender Enda Stevens appeared to make no contact on Saints player Jay Rodriguez before he went to ground just inside the box but stand-in referee Mark Halsey -- a late replacement for the ill Chris Foy -- thought otherwise.

Lambert made no mistake with his 34th minute spot kick ...

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