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Game #5232

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Attendance: 29,814


Premier League

10th (+1)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

St Mary's Stadium

Villa win for the fourth time in fourteen Premier League games as they come out on top in a thriller at St Mary's hitting three goals for the first time since September after having failed to score in five of their previous seven games under Paul Lambert.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Fabian Delph | 15โ€™ | Karim El Ahmadi | 64โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 80โ€™ |


Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates giving the Villa the lead in a Premier League match for only the third time in fourteen games as Paul Lambert's side record a fifth win of the season, Wednesday, 4 December 2013.




โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Ron Vlaar, Sub on, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez
โšฝ | 64โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Libor Kozรกk, Assist by Karim El Ahmadi
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Libor Kozรกk
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Libor Kozรกk, Sub on, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿฅ… | 69โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Southampton), Daniel Osvaldo
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Fabian Delph, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+6 Booking, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 2-3 Aston Villa


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa make it five unbeaten with their fifth win in fourteen Premier League games and sit in 10th place. In Lambert's first season Villa had taken until February to deliver the same number of victories and after 14 games in 2012-13 were sat in 17th place.

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


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



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


Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ


Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 24 Sep 13, Villa 0-4 Tottenham (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Brooks, Jake Collin



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Jonathan Moss


Nathan Baker and Libor Kozรกk replace Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke.


Starting XI Average Age
| 25.30 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 29.25 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 22.30 |



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

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |


GK Paulo Gazzaniga | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Maya Yoshida | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Dejan Lovren | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steven Davis (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Victor Wanyama | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Adam Lallana | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Rickie Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Jay Rodriguez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |


๐Ÿ” RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 86โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Josรฉ Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Victor Wanyama | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Jack Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Daniel Osvaldo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |)


GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |


GK Cody Cropper | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jos Hooiveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Sam Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ37.85m
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

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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 5/18



Team Cost: ยฃ55.67m
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



Injury | 3 |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Fulham
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Notts County
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Middlesbrough
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster


Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Possession F | 22%
Possession A | 78%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 21
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 9


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โ€The football club does not revolve around one player. Christian was brilliant last year, but has had a little spell when he has not been hitting the heights of last year.

โ€œBut when he came on I thought he looked as if he was getting back to the powerhouse he is. Sometimes a rest is as good as playing.

โ€œWe needed three points and I thought we were lethal in front of goal.

โ€œI thought Agbonlahorโ€™s goal was world class - when he is like that with his speed and power there are not many people can catch him.โ€

Paul Lambert, Wednesday, 4 December 2013.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 4 December 2013

*Fabian Delph hit a spectacular late winner as Aston Villa ended Southamptonโ€™s unbeaten home record in an entertaining match at St Maryโ€™s.*

The midfielder unleashed an unstoppable 25-yard drive into the top corner for his first Premier League goal.

Gabriel Agbonlahor had slotted Villa ahead after a slick counter-attack, but Jay Rodriguez nodded in a leveller.

Headers from Villaโ€™s Libor Kozak and Saintsโ€™ Dani Osvaldo cancelled each other out before Delphโ€™s superb strike.

Saints may feel hard done by after bossing the game for large periods, but Delphโ€™s sublime finish 10 minutes from time was a worthy winner.

The result also vindicated Villa manager Paul Lambertโ€™s decision to drop star striker Christian Benteke, who had gone seven games without a goal, as the Belgianโ€™s replacement Kozak got on the scoresheet.

Lambertโ€™s side have excelled on the road this campaign, with Chelsea inflicting their sole defeat back in August, and their third away win was achieved through dogged defending and clinical finishing.

The injury-hit Saints also made a fine contribution to a topsy-turvy contest, but they were made to pay for some sloppy defending, and a run of three straight defeats threatens to undermine their fine start to the season.

The home side made a lively start and almost took the lead when Adam Lallanaโ€™s cross ricocheted onto the crossbar, but they were hit on the break when Villa took the lead with their first attack.

Delph won the ball just outside his own box and set free Agbonlahor, who evaded Dejan Lovrenโ€™s desperate lunge before dinking home an excellent first goal of the campaign.

It was only the third time Saints had conceded at home all season, and the hostsโ€™ confidence did not appear dented as they continued to monopolise possession and create goalscoring opportunities.

The best of them was a powerful Rodriguez header that was palmed away by Brad Guzan, but just after the break Saints levelled with an almost identical attack - Rodriguez guiding home Nathaniel Clyneโ€™s inviting cross from the right.

The equaliser sparked a flurry of Saints chances as their domination continued, but Villa again went ahead against the run of play when the home side cheaply conceded possession.

Karim El Ahmadi won the ball from Jack Cork on the right wing and whipped in a cross for Kozak to head home.

Five minutes later, Cork atoned for his earlier lapse with an excellent deep cross that Lambert headed back across goal for Osvaldo to nod in from close range.

But Villa regained the lead for a third - and final - time in sensational style as Delph ran unchallenged through the centre of the pitch before giving Saints keeper Paulo Gazzaniga no chance.