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Game #5320

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Attendance: 29,645

Drew

Premier League

20th (-)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

St Mary's Stadium

Villa record a second draw in four games under Reฬmi Garde as they leave St Mary's with their sixth point of the season after fifteen games.

Southampton

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jordan Veretout | 44โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Joleon Lescott does something acceptable in a Villa shirt as he gives Villa the lead at St Mary's, Saturday, 5 December 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Joleon Lescott, Assist by Jordan Veretout
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Oriel Romeu
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Rudy Gestede, Sub on, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Kieran Richardson
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Brad Guzan
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+5 Sub off, Carlos Sรกnchez, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa drew for the second time in his first four games in charge but despite ending a run of two defeats, Villa had set new club record of 14 consecutive league games without a win (lost 11).

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 ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Saturday, 5 December 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 Mar 15, Villa 2-0 Albion (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Gary Beswick

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

Anthony Taylor

TEAM NEWS

Jores Okore (first start of the season), Joleon Lescott (first start in 4), Rudy Gestede (first start in 5) and Leandro Bacuna replace Micah Richards (injury), Ciaran Clark (suspension), Kieran Richardson and Carles Gil.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.29 |
Oldest Player: CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.33 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.78 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Ronald Koeman | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐Ÿ” |

Southampton

GK Maarten Stekelenburg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Ryan Bertrand (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Josรฉ Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Virgil van Dijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Duลกan Tadiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Graziano Pellรจ | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Oriel Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | for W Duลกan Tadiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Junami | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Victor Wanyama | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 83โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tiago Ilori | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kelvin Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Cuco Martina | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CB Steven Caulker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordy Clasie | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ55.80m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ2.93m
Team Cost: ยฃ58.73m
Squad Cost: ยฃ71.51m
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: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.90m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.68m |

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ4.23m |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.26m |
CB Tiago Ilori | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ8.10m |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ5.40m |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |

W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ3.78m |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |

F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ7.65m |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ87.25m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ24.91m
Team Cost: ยฃ112.16m
Squad Cost: ยฃ127.39m
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 : 5/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Kelvin Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.96m |
GK Maarten Stekelenburg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

LB Ryan Bertrand (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.50m |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ6.05m |

CB Virgil van Dijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ13.58m |
CB Cuco Martina | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.30m |
CB Josรฉ Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ1.21m |
CB Steven Caulker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Jordy Clasie | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ12.97m |
M Victor Wanyama | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.54m |
M Oriel Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ6.05m |
M Steven Davis (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.86m |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ19.89m |
W Duลกan Tadiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ12.11m |
W Junami | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ5.97m |

CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.89m |
CF Graziano Pellรจ | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ9.51m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
FB Josรฉ รngel Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 7 |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Porto
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Bristol City
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bournemouth
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol City
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Newport
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry

UNAVAILABLE

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

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 37%
Possession A | 63%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 23
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 4

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€It is a big point. We have suffered a lot, Southampton created many chances and we were under pressure for long periods. But we showed a very good spirit. Iโ€™m happy about that.

โ€œI prefer to have this solidarity in every game than have much more talent. Solidarity is the key when you are fighting relegation. If we show this spirit again we will get more points.

โ€œThe talent at Aston Villa is not the same as at Manchester City or Arsenal but they still lose games.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Saturday, 5 December 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 5 December 2015

Oriol Romeuโ€™s equaliser earned Southampton a draw against an Aston Villa side who have now gone 14 Premier League games without a win.

The visitors had to withstand an early onslaught as Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and Jose Fonte each missed gilt-edged chances for the home side.

Southampton were punished when defender Joleon Lescott turned in a corner.

But the top-flightโ€™s bottom club Villa could not hold on as Romeu stabbed in a shot from a corner for the leveller.

Are Villa moving in the right direction?

The Midlands club are yet to win in four games under manager Remi Garde and they would have been on the end of a heavy defeat if Southampton had been more clinical in front of goal.

Villa had made three changes to their back four from the defeat by Watford last time out and their defence lacked any cohesion as they were overwhelmed in the first half.

However, it was the visitors who took the lead when Lescott scored his first Villa goal after James Ward-Prowse and Pelle failed to clear a low Jordan Veretout corner that bounced across the six-yard box.

Villa gradually improved and, despite conceding an equaliser, Garde, whose side are six points from safety, can take the battling qualities his players showed as a positive.

โ€œThat is massive for morale,โ€ said Lescott. โ€œWe had to stand up to it today and in the first 20 minutes they could have won the game. We rode our luck.

โ€œBut we showed grit and determination, the manager wanted more desire from us and we showed that.โ€

Southampton ended a run of three defeats with the draw but they will be left scratching their heads at how they did not win.

The home side could have been three up in the first 20 minutes but lacked a clinical edge in front of goal.

Dusan Tadic shot high after Sadio Maneโ€™s cut back, Pelle also cleared the bar from close range while Fonte had an effort kicked off the line by Rudy Gestede as Villaโ€™s goal led a charmed life in the early stages.

Saints had more than 60% possession during the match, 23 shots compared to Villaโ€™s nine, 10 corners in contrast to four for the visitors and they put in 45 crosses as opposed 10 from the Midlands outfit.

The deserved equaliser for the St Maryโ€™s side eventually came from an unlikely source as Romeu scored his first goal for the club from almost exactly the same spot as Lescott after Villa failed to deal with a corner.