Rodriguez did not dive - Adkins
- From the section Football
Southampton boss Nigel Adkins defends Jay Rodriguez for the incident, which led to the Saints' first-half penalty in their 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
The £7m summer signing appeared to go down without contact from Enda Stevens in the area, and top scorer Rickie Lambert converted the resulting penalty.
The result means the Saints leapfrog Villa and move clear of the drop zone.