Game #5241

2012-13

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Position:

18th (-2)

Premier League

Southampton

Villa Park

Attendance: 32,500

Saturday, 12 January 2013

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

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #5241

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Paul Lambert |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Mark Halsey, Lancashire |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LDWLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Mick McDonough

MATCH INCIDENTS

Mark Halsey

Villa

💥- | 🟨 |

Southampton

🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Team Cost:
| £36.96m |

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.06 |

Oldest Player |
W Brett Holman | 28.82 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | 21.45 |

TEAM NEWS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 8 |
CB Richard Dunne |
M Gary Gardner |
D Eric Lichaj |
W Marc Albrighton |
GK Shay Given |
F Darren Bent |
LB Joe Bennett |
M Chris Herd |


Bomb Squad | 2 |
LB Stephen Warnock |
RB Alan Hutton |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov |

Loan | 2 |
M Jean Makoun | Stade Rennais FC |
24 Aug 12 to 30 Jun 13 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | Blackpool |
31 Aug 12 to 31 May 13 |

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

MANAGER

Paul Lambert

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Ian Culverhouse
First Team Coach: Scott Marshall
Head of Football Operations: Gary Karsa

STARTING LINE UP

GK Brad Guzan |
RB Matt Lowton |
LB Enda Stevens |
CB Nathan Baker |
CB Ciaran Clark |
M Fabian Delph |
M Ashley Westwood |
W Charles N’Zogbia |
W Brett Holman |
CF Christian Benteke |
F Andreas Weimann |

SUBSTITUTES

M Barry Bannan for W Brett Holman | 46’ |
F Gabby Agbonlahor for W Charles N’Zogbia | 62’ |
F Jordan Bowery for M Ashley Westwood | 78’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall
CB Ron Vlaar
M Stephen Ireland
D Eric Lichaj

THE OPPOSITION

GK Artur Boruc, RB Nathaniel Clyne, CB Maya Yoshida, CB Jos Hooiveld, LB Luke Shaw (M Steve de Ridder), M Morgan Schneiderlin, M Gastón Ramírez (LB Danny Fox), M Jack Cork, CF Jason Puncheon (M Steven Davis (ex)), CF Rickie Lambert (g), CF Jay Rodriguez.

Manager: Nigel Adkins.
Team Cost: £30.64m

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

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.

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

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2013/01/12/match-report-villa-0-1-southampton

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Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2013/01/12/match-report-villa-0-1-southampton

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MATCH TIMELINE

34’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton, pen)
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton
46’ Sub off, Brett Holman, Sub on, Barry Bannan
62’ Sub off, Charles N’Zogbia, Sub on, Gabby Agbonlahor
78’ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Jordan Bowery
90’ Booking, Andreas Weimann
FT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 12 January 2013

"Aston Villa slipped into the bottom three in controversial circumstances as Jay Rodriguez’s blatant first-half dive helped Southampton to a valuable win."

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

Top scorer Rickie Lamber swept home from the penalty spot after the £7m 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 Villa’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 Villa’s slide down the Premier League table had seen them take only 10 points from their last 11 fixtures, Nigel Adkins’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.

Villa’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.

Southampton’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 Guzman’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 game’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 Halsey’s call, Rodriguez attempted to plead his innocence by mouthing: “I did not dive.”

Lambert, who joined joined Southampton for £1m 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 Boruc’s dangerous parry from Stevens’ 25-yard effort but the Belgium international could only side-foot his effort over the crossbar.

The previously invisible Charles N’Zogbia then struck a firm low drive into the Pole’s arms, though Southampton’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 Wigan’s draw at Fulham pushed Villa into the bottom-three, Southampton’s resilience was rewarded with a fifth win in six games against their fellow strugglers.

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

Top scorer Rickie Lamber swept home from the penalty spot after the £7m 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 Villa’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 Villa’s slide down the Premier League table had seen them take only 10 points from their last 11 fixtures, Nigel Adkins’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.

Villa’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.

Southampton’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 Guzman’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 game’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 Halsey’s call, Rodriguez attempted to plead his innocence by mouthing: “I did not dive.”

Lambert, who joined joined Southampton for £1m 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 Boruc’s dangerous parry from Stevens’ 25-yard effort but the Belgium international could only side-foot his effort over the crossbar.

The previously invisible Charles N’Zogbia then struck a firm low drive into the Pole’s arms, though Southampton’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 Wigan’s draw at Fulham pushed Villa into the bottom-three, Southampton’s resilience was rewarded with a fifth win in six games against their fellow strugglers.