Football

Arnautovic swoops to put heat on Sherwood

ASTON VILLA 0

STOKE CITY 1

(Arnautovic 55)

Marko Arnautovic increased the pressure on Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood as Stoke claimed their first away League win since February. The midfielder struck in the 55th minute to secure successive wins for Mark Hughes’ resurgent side in a deserved victory.

The Potters’ last away EPL win came in Sherwood’s first game in charge at Villa in February.

Arnautovic had already seen a goal disallowed in the first half while Charlie Adam’s audacious 60-yard lob almost had the visitors in front. But Arnautovic won it 10 minutes after the break as slapdash defending from the hosts cost them dearly.