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Free kick awarded for a foul by Rickie Lambert on Bradley Guzan.
Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Caution for Pablo Osvaldo.
Andreas Weimann challenges Luke Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Jack Cork results in a free kick.
Shot by Dejan Lovren missed to the left of the target.
Rickie Lambert takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.
Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.
Nathan Baker fouled by Pablo Osvaldo, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Jack Cork.
Rickie Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick. Fabian Delph gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Rickie Lambert.
Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.
Jose Fonte takes the free kick.
Foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Jose Fonte, free kick awarded.
Foul by Christian Benteke on Steven Davis, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leandro Bacuna by Rickie Lambert.
A cross is delivered by Jose Fonte.
Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Karim El Ahmadi.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez missed to the right of the target.
Maya Yoshida restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jack Cork.
Jose Fonte goes into the book.
Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke.
Antonio Luna makes a clearance.
Luke Shaw crosses the ball.
Leandro Bacuna manages to make a clearance.
Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork.
Steven Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Fabian Delph challenges Jay Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Centre by Rickie Lambert.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line.
The ball is sent over by Antonio Luna.
Free kick taken by Ciaran Clark.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Rodriguez on Nathan Baker.
Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.
Pablo Osvaldo heads the ball into the goal. Southampton 2-2 Aston Villa.Rickie Lambert provided the assist for the goal.
Jose Fonte delivers the ball.
Shot by Christian Benteke missed to the right of the net.
Pablo Osvaldo takes a shot. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.
Maya Yoshida takes the free kick.
Foul by Rickie Lambert on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded.
Christian Benteke is brought on as a substitute for Libor Kozak.
The referee shows Libor Kozak a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Libor Kozak heads the ball into the goal. Southampton 1-2 Aston Villa.Assist by Karim El Ahmadi.
Rickie Lambert takes a brilliant shot and missed to the right of the target.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is caught offside.
Antonio Luna challenges Steven Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Adam Lallana produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Rickie Lambert.
Jose Fonte on for Nathaniel Clyne.
The referee blows for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Libor Kozak makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Lallana.
Nathan Baker makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana.
Pablo Osvaldo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.
Nathan Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Osvaldo.
Leandro Bacuna makes a clearance.
Shot comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick. Blocked by Nathan Baker.
Foul by Ciaran Clark on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded.
Fabian Delph delivers the ball.
Jay Rodriguez scores a headed goal. Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Nathaniel Clyne.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Karim El Ahmadi crosses the ball.
It is the end of the first-half.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Pablo Osvaldo.
Matthew Lowton comes on in place of Ron Vlaar.
Victor Wanyama leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Cork.
Free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.
Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
Clearance by Ciaran Clark.
Libor Kozak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama.
Luke Shaw produces a cross.
Victor Wanyama fouled by Antonio Luna, the ref awards a free kick.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Pablo Osvaldo coming on for James Ward-Prowse.
Jay Rodriguez sends in a cross.
Steven Davis takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Short corner taken by Adam Lallana from the left by-line.
Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
Dejan Lovren heads at goal.
Jay Rodriguez has a headed effort at goal. A parry by Bradley Guzan prevents the goal.
The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
Leandro Bacuna delivers the ball.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Libor Kozak.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Steven Davis.
Steven Davis produces a cross.
Gabriel Agbonlahor scores a right footed goal. Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa.Assist by Fabian Delph.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana.
The ball is swung over by Luke Shaw.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse from the right by-line.
Clearance by Nathaniel Clyne.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Libor Kozak on Luke Shaw.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
Shot by Adam Lallana. Ron Vlaar gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez.
Foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Maya Yoshida, free kick awarded.
Adam Lallana delivers the ball.
Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.
The match begins.
Lambert considering forward options
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has not ruled out dropping striker Christian Benteke after a recent dip in form.
The Belgian has not scored in seven games and ahead of Wednesday's match against Southampton, Lambert has admitted he may leave the forward - who notched 19 league goals last season - out of the starting XI.
"He's had a little bit of a spell where he's not scoring and not playing as well as he has previously," he said.
"But the thing with Christian is he set himself a really high standard last season, incredibly high, to the extent where people in the media were talking about the fact he was only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the European scoring charts for the calendar year.
"His standard was really high and when you fall below that with just a little blip it can be blown up into 'he's having an absolute nightmare', so you've got to watch it.'
"Whatever decision I make I'm sure he'll respect it.
"It's not just one player you have to look after here, there's 25 guys.
"I'll do what I think is right for this club. Chris is a major part of it and I'll make the best decision I can for the club."
Lambert is however confident that Benteke will return to his form of last season.
"The challenge is for him to bounce back from that. People forget how old he is, they think he's been around for years. I'm pretty sure he'll come back from it," he said.
"I think the fact he hasn't scored for a while will affect him but that's normal.
"I was fortunate enough to play with some world class strikers and I saw them having little barren spells.
"Everybody comes through it and Christian is the same. He just needs a goal to set himself back on that road."
Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players must not let successive Barclays Premier League defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea derail what has so far been a promising campaign.
"We don't have time to dwell on our two consecutive defeats because we are only thinking about tomorrow's game," Pochettino said at a press conference.
"All we can do is recover, to get our energy back and try to fix the mistakes we have made in the past to make sure they do not happen again.
"We have lost on two very difficult grounds at Arsenal and Chelsea, so now all we can do is prepare as well as we can for the next game.
"We will try to impose our values, the way we want to play and get the win over Aston Villa."
Pochettino added: "We may have suffered two defeats, but overall we competed very well against two very tough sides
"We did make some mistakes which meant it was not possible for us to win those games, but in none of those cases were Arsenal or Chelsea superior to Southampton.
"It is true we also did not manage some little details.
"The two goals we conceded against Chelsea came from set-pieces and the first of which came from the free-kick where Boruc suffered his injury.
"Up until that point we were managing the game well, had good chances and overall tomorrow will be a good test to see if we can get back to our winning ways and I am sure we can do that."
French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not play against Villa because of a groin injury picked up on Sunday and Gaston Ramirez is also not yet match fit.
Southampton have yet to lose at home in the Premier League, while Aston Villa have suffered only one away defeat, with two wins and three draws.
"I am expecting a physical game," Pochettino said. "Aston Villa are a strong side and very good on the counter-attack, especially when they are playing away.
"Overall we are expecting a really tough match because of all the global aspects of this match."
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