Game | #5343

Season | 2014-15 |

Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #37 |
Premier League Match-week | #37 |  
Manager Game | #14 |
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Premier League | Away | Southampton | St Mary’s Stadium | 31,636 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Tim Sherwood | 

KO | 12.45 |
Referee | Bobby Madley | 

HT Score | 1-5 |
FT Score | 1-6 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL | 

Scorers | Christian Benteke | 45’+3 |

Assists | Leandro Bacuna | 45’+3 |

League Position | 15th | -1 |

Line Up |

GK Shay Given |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Jores Okore |
CB Ron Vlaar |
M Fabian Delph |  
M Tom Cleverley |
M Jack Grealish |
SUB OFF | 82' |
M Ashley Westwood | BOOKED | 21' |
W Charles N’Zogbia | SUB OFF | 57' |
M Leandro Bacuna | ASSIST | 45'+3 | SUB OFF | 67' |
CF Christian Benteke | GOAL | 45'+3 |

Substitutes |

F Gabriel Agbonlahor for W Charles N’Zogbia | 57’ | 
RB Matt Lowton 
FINAL | for M Leandro Bacuna | 67’ | 
W Scott Sinclair for M Jack Grealish | 82’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Brad Guzan
F Andreas Weimann
CB Philippe Senderos
M Carlos Sánchez 

Cards |

 Yellow | Ashley Westwood | 21’ | 

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.90 | 

Oldest Player | GK Shay Given | 39.10 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 19.69 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CB Ciaran Clark |

CB Nathan Baker |

LB Kieran Richardson |

CF Libor Kozák | 

Loaned Out |

CF Nicklas Helenius | Aalborg BK | 9 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

M Yacouba Sylla | Kayseri Erciyesspor | 14 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

W Aleksandar Tonev | Celtic | 11 August 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

LB Antonio Luna | Spezia Calcio | 2 February 2015 - 30 June 2015 | 

D Janoi Donacien | Tranmere Rovers | 7 March 2015 - 30 June 2015 | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 64
Possession A | 36
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 18
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 19

 On this day 16 May 2015 

Right back Matt Lowton made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Burnley for a fee of £1,260,000 in July 2015. Lowton had joined Villa from Sheffield United for £3,380,000 in July 2012 and he went on to make 82 appearances, 9 as substitute and scored twice during his 3 seasons with Villa.

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 16 May 2015

*Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history as Southampton demolished Aston Villa to keep their Europa League hopes alive.*


Mane’s three goals came in two minutes and 56 seconds with Saints 3-0 up inside 16 minutes.
 

They were 5-1 up at half-time with two strikes from Shane Long, while Christian Benteke headed home his 15th goal of the season for Villa before Graziano Pelle’s late volley.
 

The result means Southampton stay seventh with one game left and - despite the heavy defeat - Aston Villa sealed their Premier League safety after 18th-placed Hull lost.
 

Saints felt they had an early goal wrongly disallowed when Pelle was flagged offside but it mattered little after three stunning minutes at St Mary’s.
 

Mane side-footed home on 13 minutes after Shay Given’s initial save. He had his second when Long latched onto Ron Vlaar’s poor backpass and the Senegalese was on hand to stick it away into an empty net.
 

He created history with a fine first-time side foot from just inside the box to seal his hat-trick and also beat Robbie Fowler’s 21-year record of four minutes 33 seconds for Liverpool in 1994.
 

The goal prompted wild scenes at St Mary’s and there was more to come with Long curling home from 12 yards for 4-0.
His second and Southampton’s fifth was a stunning strike from 40 yards that flew over Given and into the net.

 

Villa had a consolation on the stroke of half time through Benteke’s header from close range in what was a breathless 45 minutes of football.
 

Mane turned provider with 10 minutes remaining sending in a fierce low cross which Pelle thumped home from close range for 6-1.
 

Saints end their season at Manchester City next weekend with Liverpool, Tottenham and Swansea also in the hunt for the two Europa League places. An Arsenal victory over Villa in the FA Cup final would also see seventh place earn entry into Europe.
 

Villa host already-relegated Burnley on the final day of the season and their own Premier League status was be confirmed after Hull lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.
 

*Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood:*
 

“The first 45 minutes of football there was not good enough. Southampton punished every mistake we made and we made quite a few. Everyone at the club has to take responsibility and we do, it was not good enough.
 

“We’ve done brilliant over the past couple of months that’s why we can’t get too carried away. It’s a defeat and a heavy defeat It’s happened, we need to wipe our mouths and get on with it.
 

“I have always said it will go right down to the wire and I believe it will. It’s still in our hands. We had one foot in the Championship when I arrived and we have one foot in the Premier League now and we need to keep that foot in the Premier League.”