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Game #5253

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Drew

15th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,134

Southampton

Villa Park

Villa's dreadful season on and off the pitch continues as unsavoury and compromising information leaks out about the dysfunctional Lambert regime with new light shined on the real, entirely self interested, reasons for the hated manager's questionable decisions. On the pitch Villa fail to win at home for the thirteenth time in eighteen and fail to score for the fifteenth time in thirty seven games.

Aston Villa

0-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Andreas Weimann and Villa fail to win at home for the thirteenth time in eighteen under Paul Lambert and fail to score for the fifteenth time this season, Saturday, 19 April 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 April 2014

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Grant Holt
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Callum Robinson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa fail to score for the fourteenth time in thirty four games and fail to win at home for the thirteenth time in eighteen matches.

As a result Villa sit 15th but are five points clear of the drop zone with four to play.

Meanwhile, Lambertโ€™s assistants were suspended pending an investigation into allegations of bullying and aggressive off-and on-field behaviour.

Lambert was praised by the absent Chairman Randy Lerner for his โ€œtotal loyaltyโ€ in the aftermath of the eventual suspension of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa.

A series of players were revealed to have been upset by the actions of the assistants during the season and despite raising the issues with Lambert they went unresolved.

However, those same players were found to have subsequently missed matches for alleged injury and illness, perhaps explaining the often bizarre trends of player unavailability through the season to date.

In another self-defeating move of breathtaking stupidity, it was also revealed that those players had been rendered unavailable in crucial fixtures that Villa had gone on to lose including the damaging 2-1 defeat to Fulham.

In a move packed with supreme irony, Lambert promoted Shay Given to assistant duties.

At the start of the campaign, Lambert had placed Given in the infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #83 |
Saturday, 19 April 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 May 13, Villa 1-2 Chelsea (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Marc Perry

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Lee Mason

TEAM NEWS

Leandro Bacuna, Andreas Weimann and Marc Albrighton replace Ciaran Clark, Grant Holt and Matt Lowton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.60 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 29.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 22.68 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

Southampton

GK Artur Boruc | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Dejan Lovren | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Josรฉ Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Morgan Schneiderlin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Rickie Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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 Sam Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Adam Lallana | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Harrison Reed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | 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 Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paolo Gazzaniga | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jos Hooiveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Guly Do Prado | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ18.90m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ30.27m
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 : 9/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 8 |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
F Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 5 |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Fulham
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Notts County
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

โ€‹

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 | 32%
Possession A | 68%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*The Independent*
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

*Aston Villa have suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa pending an internal investigation.*

Gordon Cowans and Shay Given have been temporarily promoted to assist manager Paul Lambert, the club said.
Villa have not explained why Culverhouse and Karsa were disciplined.

The duo joined the club after Lambert was appointed in June 2012, having worked with the Scot at Colchester, Wycombe and Norwich.

Former Villa midfielder Cowans, 55, steps up from his role as development coach, while Given, 37, is the teamโ€™s reserve goalkeeper and only returned from a loan spell with Middlesbrough at the end of February.

โ€œIโ€™m delighted to have Gordon and Shay to assist me in preparing the team for Saturday, which is what the whole group is focused on,โ€ said Lambert.