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Game #5198

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Lost

18th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 32,500

Southampton

Villa Park

Villa lose for the third time in four Premier League games having scored twice and conceded eighteen whilst failing to win as Paul Lambert continues to be backed in post despite Villa taking residence in the bottom three.

Aston Villa

0-1

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Charles N'Zogbia and Villa fail to score for the fourth time in five winless League games under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 12 January 2013.

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton, pen), Rickie Lambert
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Brett Holman, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Jordan Bowery
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa lose their eleventh game in 22 Premier League matches and fall to 18th in the table with significantly worse goal difference that the clubs above and below them.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Saturday, 12 January 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 28 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 9 ๐ŸŸจ | 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 12 | 1.21

Career Form:

Bottom 8

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 1 Jan 13, Villa 2-2 Swansea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Mick McDonough

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert recalls Brad Guzan, Brett Holman, Ashley Westwood and Enda Stevens in place of Joe Bennett, Barry Bannan, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Shay Given.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.06 |

Oldest Player |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 28.82 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.45 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Nigel Adkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |

Southampton

GK Artur Boruc | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Maya Yoshida | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Jos Hooiveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Morgan Schneiderlin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Gastรณn Ramรญrez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jason Puncheon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Rickie Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Jay Rodriguez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Steve de Ridder | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Gastรณn Ramรญrez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | (LB Danny Fox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Jason Puncheon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Steven Davis (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kelvin Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Danny Seaborne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tadanari Lee | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ36.96m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 4/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ30.64m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 8 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Bomb Squad | 2 |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 2 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 6

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The result saw the Saints leapfrog Villa and move clear of the drop zone."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 12 January 2013

*Aston Villa slipped into the bottom three in controversial circumstances as Jay Rodriguezโ€™s blatant first-half dive helped Southampton to a valuable win.*

Top scorer Rickie Lamber swept home from the penalty spot after the ยฃ7m summer signing went down without contact from Enda Stevens in the area.

Villa rallied after the break and went closest to an equaliser when Nathan Baker headed onto the crossbar. The result saw the Saints leapfrog Villa and move clear of the drop zone.

The winter months have not been kind to Villaโ€™s inexperienced side, and the embarrassing midweek League Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Bradford was their fourth in seven games in all competitions.

While Villaโ€™s slide down the Premier League table had seen them take only 10 points from their last 11 fixtures, Nigel Adkinsโ€™s ever-improving Southampton outfit came to Villa Park on the back of only two losses in 10 league games.

Despite the disparity in recent form, Villa started the brighter and forced a number of corners as giant centre-forward Christian Benteke repeatedly pressured the slight figure of visiting right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Villaโ€™s problems have been exacerbated by a long dry spell in front of goal - they had only scored seven times in their last 10 league matches - and again they were unable to turn momentum into chances.

Southamptonโ€™s superior confidence on the ball then started to show and Rodriguez should have done better after he was smartly played into space on the right wing by Lambert but his control at pace let him down in the area and he could only scuff a weak pass into goalkeeper Brad Guzmanโ€™s arms.

Referee Mark Halsey had earlier angered the Southampton bench by failing to punish a high challenge from Stevens on Gaston Ramirez and a flailing elbow from Benteke on Maya Yoshida, but the gameโ€™s key officiating decision came in the 33rd minute when he pointed to the spot after Rodriguez tumbled in the area.

While the furious Villa players raced to question Halseyโ€™s call, Rodriguez attempted to plead his innocence by mouthing: โ€œI did not dive.โ€

Lambert, who joined joined Southampton for ยฃ1m in 2009 then stepped up to send Guzan the wrong way and retain his perfect penalty record for the club.

Villa manager Paul Lambert took off the ineffectual Brett Holman at half-time and switched to a 4-4-2 formation, and his decision led to a much improved performance.

Benteke should have scored his 10th goal of the season after he picked up on goalkeeper Artur Borucโ€™s dangerous parry from Stevensโ€™ 25-yard effort but the Belgium international could only side-foot his effort over the crossbar.

The previously invisible Charles Nโ€™Zogbia then struck a firm low drive into the Poleโ€™s arms, though Southamptonโ€™s dangerous attacking options came to the fore once again as the exciting Jason Puncheon struck the base of the post after cutting inside from the right.

Villa continued to push for a vital leveller and again Benteke was the man at the centre of things. First, he smartly twisted into space on the edge of the area before firing a wild effort wide with his left foot , then a more measured curling effort with his favoured right went inches beyond the post.

A desperate late rally went to no avail as Baker hit the woodwork for Villa before Benteke and substitute Jordan Bowery failed to find the target with close-range efforts.

While Wiganโ€™s draw at Fulham pushed Villa into the bottom-three, Southamptonโ€™s resilience was rewarded with a fifth win in six games against their fellow strugglers.