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A cross is delivered by Rickie Lambert.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
A cross is delivered by Luke Shaw.
Adam Lallana leaves the field to be replaced by Harrison Reed.
Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.
Clearance made by Jose Fonte.
The ball is crossed by Luke Shaw.
Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.
Dejan Lovren concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt.
Andreas Weimann leaves the field to be replaced by Callum Robinson.
Victor Wanyama goes off and Jack Cork comes on.
Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Grant Holt coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.
Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.
Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick.
Clearance by Nathan Baker.
Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.
Foul by Victor Wanyama on Bradley Guzan, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Steven Davis.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Sam Gallagher coming on for James Ward-Prowse.
Luke Shaw goes into the referee's book.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Shaw on Marc Albrighton.
The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton.
Adam Lallana is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Shot by Ashley Westwood went wide right of the target.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Victor Wanyama challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Dejan Lovren results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
Karim El Ahmadi challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Shaw.
Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line.
Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal. Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Karim El Ahmadi takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Dejan Lovren unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Marc Albrighton.
Leandro Bacuna manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Westwood crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by Luke Shaw.
Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.
Ryan Bertrand takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Wanyama on Fabian Delph.
Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Karim El Ahmadi.
Foul by Ashley Westwood on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Parried by Bradley Guzan back into danger.
Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Rickie Lambert.
Luke Shaw takes the free kick.
Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on James Ward-Prowse.
Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
Marc Albrighton concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Schneiderlin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Dejan Lovren.
Foul by Steven Davis on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by James Ward-Prowse.
Clearance by Luke Shaw.
Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama.
Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Davis.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Marc Albrighton.
Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.
Centre by Steven Davis.
Header at goal by Rickie Lambert. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.
Nathaniel Clyne crosses the ball.
Ashley Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana.
Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.
The referee starts the match.
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."
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