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  • Date:19 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:35,134
Goal!

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93mins

A cross is delivered by Rickie Lambert.

93mins

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

93mins

A cross is delivered by Luke Shaw.

92mins

Adam Lallana leaves the field to be replaced by Harrison Reed.

91mins

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork.

91mins

Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.

90mins

The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.

89mins

Clearance made by Jose Fonte.

87mins

The ball is crossed by Luke Shaw.

86mins

Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Dejan Lovren concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt.

85mins

Andreas Weimann leaves the field to be replaced by Callum Robinson.

83mins

Victor Wanyama goes off and Jack Cork comes on.

82mins

Artur Boruc takes the free kick.

80mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Grant Holt coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.

77mins

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

77mins

Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.

75mins

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick.

73mins

Clearance by Nathan Baker.

72mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

71mins

Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.

70mins

Foul by Victor Wanyama on Bradley Guzan, free kick awarded.

70mins

Corner taken by Steven Davis.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Rickie Lambert.

68mins

Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.

67mins

(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Sam Gallagher coming on for James Ward-Prowse.

66mins

Luke Shaw goes into the referee's book.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Shaw on Marc Albrighton.

66mins

The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton.

65mins

Adam Lallana is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

64mins

Shot by Ashley Westwood went wide right of the target.

63mins

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

62mins

Victor Wanyama challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61mins

Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Dejan Lovren results in a free kick.

59mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

57mins

Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.

56mins

Karim El Ahmadi challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56mins

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

54mins

The referee blows for offside.

53mins

Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Shaw.

52mins

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line.

52mins

Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal. Jose Fonte gets a block in.

49mins

Karim El Ahmadi takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

46mins

Artur Boruc takes the free kick.

46mins

The second half has started.

46mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

46mins

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line.

46mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Dejan Lovren unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton.

43mins

Leandro Bacuna manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

42mins

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball in from the free kick.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by Luke Shaw.

40mins

Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

The referee blows for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor.

39mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

38mins

Ryan Bertrand takes the free kick.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Wanyama on Fabian Delph.

37mins

Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.

37mins

Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Karim El Ahmadi.

33mins

Foul by Ashley Westwood on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded.

32mins

Steven Davis takes a shot. Parried by Bradley Guzan back into danger.

31mins

Clearance by Nathan Baker.

31mins

Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.

30mins

The referee blows for offside against Rickie Lambert.

30mins

Luke Shaw takes the free kick.

30mins

Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on James Ward-Prowse.

29mins

Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.

27mins

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Marc Albrighton concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Schneiderlin.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Dejan Lovren.

22mins

Foul by Steven Davis on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by James Ward-Prowse.

18mins

Clearance by Luke Shaw.

17mins

Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama.

14mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.

14mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Davis.

13mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Marc Albrighton.

12mins

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.

5mins

Centre by Steven Davis.

4mins

Header at goal by Rickie Lambert. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.

3mins

Nathaniel Clyne crosses the ball.

2mins

Ashley Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana.

1mins

Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Bacuna back for Villa Leandro Bacuna is back in the Aston Villa squad for Saturday's home clash with Southampton. The Dutchman, who can play at full-back or in midfield, missed the defeat to Crystal Palace with a hamstring strain but is back in contention to face the Saints. Otherwise, Paul Lambert is choosing from the same squad with Christian Benteke, Libor Kozak, Charles N'Zogbia, Jores Okore, Nicklas Helenius and Gary Gardner all long-term absentees. Lambert must attempt to shut out off-field intrigue long enough to secure the one win he believes will secure Premier League safety. Villa go into the weekend fixtures four points above the drop zone with five games to play, but their scrap for safety was shunted down the news agenda when it was announced this week that assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa had been suspended by the club. As long-term associates of Lambert, who came to Villa Park as the Scot's trusted right-hand men, the decision has created considerable interest and no little speculation. But an ongoing internal investigation means Lambert cannot speak publicly on the matter. Instead, he has attempted to focus the minds of players and public alike on the real business at hand - securing a potentially decisive win. Southampton visit Villa Park on Saturday, with Lambert looking to end a losing sequence stretching to four games. "Forget about the rest of it, my main focus is to prepare for the game, to go and get the lads ready as best as we can," he said. "We'll try and get the supporters behind us, get everyone positive and try to win a game. That's my job to try and do. "(One more win) and we'll be in touching distance (of safety). We always say to the lads to be positive no matter what, we don't talk about being negative. "But the lads know the situation, they don't need me to tell them. They know it themselves and we'll be ready for this one." Lambert admits his side seemed to have lifted themselves out of the relegation battle with a 1-0 win over Chelsea last month, but no points from the last 12 has dragged them back in. "After the Chelsea game everybody thought 'great, no problem', nobody foresaw the last four games," he said. "After Chelsea we were sitting with feet up and all of a sudden, four games later, you've got a bit more to do to get over the line. "It (complacency) never came from ourselves, as a group or as a team. Outside people, pundits and all that, thought Aston Villa were totally safe but I've never given that implication. "We know that now is the time to win a game." Artur Boruc has beaten his back injury in time for Southampton's trip. The Poland stopper's return offsets the continued absence of fellow goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, also with back trouble. Maya Yoshida (knee) and Gaston Ramirez (ankle) will also miss out. Saints are aiming to hit back to winning form after last weekend's frustrating 1-0 home loss to Cardiff. Well aware of the watchful gaze of England coaches Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington, Rickie Lambert said he must set all World Cup thoughts aside in favour of fighting for form and goals with Saints. "Most importantly, we've got four games to try and get more points for Southampton and try and push us up further in the league," said the 32-year-old target man. "We got asked the same question a few games ago - 'we've got nothing to play for' - but then we won three out of four games, so the lads are still very hungry and very determined to do well and that's what we'll be trying to do in the remaining four games. "I think we've had either Ray or Roy watching our games for the last 10 games I think, so we know we are getting watched and that's brilliant for them to be watching Southampton. "I try not to focus on it, if I'm being honest. I try to play my own game, I think that's the best way to go about it. "I think you can't think too much about it, because I think it might affect your game. "You've just got to get on with it, try and do well for Southampton and hopefully Roy or Ray are impressed, that's it really."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Marc Albrighton
  • SUBS
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Jed Steer
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Grant Holt
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Callum Robinson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLLLL
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • WWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 2 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 04/12/2013
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 12/01/2013
  • Southampton
  • 4 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 22/09/2012
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 16/04/2005
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 14/08/2004
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 08/05/2004

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 8
  • L Bacuna 5
  • L Kozak 4
  • G Agbonlahor 3
  • F Delph 3
  • A Weimann 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • A Westwood 2
  • G Holt 1
  • A Luna 1

Southampton

  • J Rodriguez 15
  • A Lallana 9
  • R Lambert 8
  • JM Fonte 3
  • S Davis 2
  • M Schneiderlin 2
  • D Lovren 2
  • M Yoshida 1
  • G Ramirez 1
  • S Gallagher 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 50
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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