Goal of the day: Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) vs Southampton | inside World Soccer

Fabian Delph scored his first ever Premier League goal with a stunning long-range strike to secure Aston Villa a thrilling 3-2 win at Southampton on Wednesday.

Aston Villa player Fabian Delph shoots to score the winning goal against Southampton
Aston Villa player Fabian Delph shoots to score the winning goal against Southampton

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Gabriel Agbonlahor had given Villa a first-half lead before Jay Rodriguez levelled three minutes after the break with a superb header.

Libor Kozák headed the visitors back in front after 64 minutes, only for substitute Dani Osvaldo to head a second equaliser five minutes later.

But Villa would not be denied as Delph scored a fabulous winner with ten minutes remaining.

Having been under pressure, Paul Lambert's men broke quickly and Agbonlahor picked out Delph with a well-measured pass just inside the Southampton half.

The 24-year-old collected the ball and ran towards goal before rocketing an outstanding 25-yard effort that arrowed into the top corner.

"It's been a while since I've scored a goal like that," Delph told Sky Sports. "Last time I scored a goal like that was at Leeds, so it's nice to get off the mark.

"I've been getting a bit of stick from the lads (for not scoring), but I've been given the licence to get forward and to get a few shots off. I did that today and luckily one went in."

Lambert added: "I thought Fabian's overall game was fabulous. He has been terrific for me this season, but the strike was just worthy of winning any game."


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