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Game #5568

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Won

9th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Southampton

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

St Mary's Stadium

Southampton

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jack Grealish | 41' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa recover from three away defeats to win at St Mary's.

KEY MAN

Ross Barkley heads in his 41' winner against Southampton, 30 January 2021

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 January 2021

โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ross Barkley, Assist by Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+6, Sub off, Ross Barkley, Sub on, Marvelous Nakamba
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa gained their 10th win of the season in their 19th game, the earliest into a Premier League campaign theyโ€™ve done so since 2009-10 (18 games).

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Match | #19 |
Manager Game | #106 |
Saturday, 30 January 2021

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 106 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 45 ๐ŸŸจ | 21 ๐ŸŸฅ 40 | 1.47

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Matches Officiated: 37
๐ŸŸฉ : 14
๐ŸŸจ : 13
๐ŸŸฅ : 10
๐Ÿ†˜ : 7
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 Mar 20, Villa 1-2 Abu Dhabi (n) ๐Ÿ†˜
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Scholes, Simon Long

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith names an unchanged line up from the team that suffered a shock defeat at Burnley last time out.

โ€‹New signing Morgan Sanson is named in the squad for the first time.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.51 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.43 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.75 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Ralph Hasenhรผttl | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Southampton

GK Alex McCarthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jack Stephens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Oriel Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stuart Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ibrahima Diallo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90'+6 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Djenepo | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Ibrahima Diallo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | Alexandre Jankewitz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for M Oriel Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 89โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Yan Valery | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kayne Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Caleb Watts | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Dan Nโ€™Lundulu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ142.56m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ10.80m
Team Cost: ยฃ153.36m
Squad Cost: ยฃ193.69m
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 : 12/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.92m |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ7.20m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ79.15m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ30.70m
Team Cost: ยฃ109.85m
Squad Cost: ยฃ134.51m
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 : 12/20
Homegrown: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.25m |
GK Alex McCarthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.23m |

LB Ryan Bertrand (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.42m |
RB Yan Valery | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Youth |
RB Kayne Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ5.40m |
CB Jack Stephens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.15m |

M Ibrahima Diallo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ยฃ10.80m |
M Stuart Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.16m |
M Oriol Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ6.30m |
M Alexandre Jankewitz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ1.54m |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Caleb Watts | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Youth |

W Moussa Djenepo | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.13m |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.15m |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ21.54m |
CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ15.03m |
CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.41m |
CF Dan Nโ€™Lundulu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot

Out on Loan | 2 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Swansea
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Hajduk Split

Not Selected | 2 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | First Squad Appearance |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 20
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

Post Match *Match winner Ross Barkley* โ€œWe definitely needed that result. We put a shift in. [It was a] disappointing result in the week, we knew what we needed to do. โ€œTheyโ€™re a great side, they put the pressure on you at the end. Defensively we were solid, we were much improved.โ€ *[On scoring his third Aston Villa goal]:* โ€œJack [Grealish] has got the quality to deliver, arriving in the box youโ€™ll get the goals. It was a great ball, I just guided it in.โ€ *[On the late VAR decision]:* โ€œIt was a relief, we did deserve it. [VAR decisions] go either way. Thankfully it went our way this time. โ€œItโ€™s a great platform, we can still improve. Weโ€™ve got loads more games, weโ€™re focussing on the positives.โ€ --- *Villa defender Matty Cash* โ€This is a tough place to come but I felt we defended really well. A welcome three points. We had a lot of great characters everywhere. โ€œWe watched them in the week, they are a fantastic team and move the ball really well but this season we have been fantastic defensively so to come here and take a clean sheet is fantastic. โ€œLuck was on our side. A fantastic result, we can build on it.โ€ *On the VAR decision not to award Southampton a penalty for handball:* โ€It is hard to defend with your hands behind your back -sprinting around at full pace. I think it hit my quad first, the rules are a bit bad at the moment.โ€ --- *Villa boss Dean Smith* โ€‹โ€It was a tough performance against a tough team. But what a lovely goal. Great ball from Jack [Grealish] and great header from Ross [Barkley]. โ€œThen we had to be resolute. We got some great blocks at the end there. And some VAR decisions [went our way]. โ€œWeโ€™ve not had too many of them, it feels good. The offside [VAR decisions] I have no complaints with. Thereโ€™s a line there, itโ€™s what it is. โ€œAs for the handball, Iโ€™ve not seen it back but Matt Cash said it came off his thigh. โ€œThe first 20 minutes we had a problem. They played through us too easily. We changed things and made it difficult. Weโ€™ve had a good game today. โ€œI think thatโ€™s nine or 10 clean sheets this season and thatโ€™s brilliant. It gives you a platform and our attackers have the quality [to win games]. *On goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez:* โ€œHeโ€™s a very good goalkeeper, thatโ€™s why we brought him in. He was also the first one in the dressing room thanking the lads for the blocks as well.โ€ โ€œWe didnโ€™t change the team from the other night against Burnley. I thought the lads had played well enough to keep the shirt and they put some effort into todayโ€™s performance. โ€œWe are on the positive side of some tight decisions this time which is pleasing and it was a quality goal. โ€œWeโ€™d done enough to win that game and we came here to be hard to beat. Some resolute defending at times. A fantastic goal to see.โ€ --- *Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez* โ€œWe were so frustrated after the Burnley game. We had so many chances to kill the game and then we conceded three goals from nowhere. โ€œBut we have a really good team spirit. The 10 guys in front of me did a massive job today. โ€œWe knew how tough [Southampton] were going to be. [Tonight was] a really good performance. โ€œI came here with massive ambitions. I always say we are not here to stay in the division, we have the quality to go to Europe. I want [to finish in the] top six, we have a great team and a great manager. โ€œWeโ€™ve got a really good team. Iโ€™m really happy to be here. [Itโ€™s] West Ham next, we want back-to-back wins.โ€ โ€œWe were so frustrated after the Burnley game. We had so many chances to kill the game and then we conceded three goals from nowhere. ---

MATCH REPORT