SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Adam Armstrong’s early goal was enough for Southampton to beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the Premier League on Friday and increase pressure on visiting manager Dean Smith after a fifth consecutive loss.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Athletic Bilbao hosts Cádiz aiming for a win that would keep it in touch with the Spanish league's top four. Marcelino García’s side has only lost once in 11 matches this season and a victory would lift it level on points with fifth-place Real Betis before the weekend’s matches.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa signed striker Danny Ings from Southampton to a three-year contract on Wednesday.
The Birmingham club paid an undisclosed transfer fee for Ings amid widespread reports that it was also negotiating a deal to sell midfielder Jack Grealish to Manchester City for a record fee.