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Game #5616

Aston Villa

Saturday, 5 March 2022

Won

11th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Southampton

Attendance: 41,855

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Danny Ings | 9' | 52' | Philippe Coutinho | 44' | Matty Cash | 54' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Danny Ings, booed by his former fans, creates two and scores one as Philippe Coutinho spellbinds again and Villa deliver their biggest win to date under Steven Gerrard.

KEY MAN

Philippe Coutinho, inspired Villa to a biggest League win of the season.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 5 March 2022

โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Danny Ings
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Douglas Luiz, Assist by Philippe Coutinho
โฑ๏ธ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Southampton
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Philippe Coutinho, Assist by Danny Ings
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Danny Ings, Assist by Matty Cash
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Morgan Sanson
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
โฑ๏ธ | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Ashley Young makes his 195th start for Villa in his sixth season with the club as John McGinn makes his 135th appearance in four campaigns.

Meanwhile, Jacob Ramsey, 20, makes his thirtieth start for the club, Ollie Watkins his 60th, and Danny Ings makes his 20th appearance.

Douglas Luiz, the first Brazilian to play for the club and now 23, makes it 99 appearances for Villa since joining in 2019.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #26 |
Manager Game | #16 |
Saturday, 5 March 2022
Attendance | 41,855 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 16 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 7 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Matches Officiated: 17
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 8
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 28 Aug 21, Villa 1-1 Brentford (h)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Tim Robinson.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ezri Konsa and Lucas Digne are out of the team with unknown issues and are replaced by Calum Chambers and Ashley Young.

Bertrand Traorรฉ makes a return to the bench after injury as Steven Gerrard names teenagers Ben Chrisene, Tommi Oโ€™Reilly and debutant last time out Tim Iroegbunam among the subs.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 27.72
Oldest Player: W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.68 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.78 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | 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 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Ralph Hasenhรผttl | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Southampton

GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Valentino Livramento | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Jack Stephens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Romain Perraud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stewart Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Oriol Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Mohamed Elyounoussi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Armando Broja | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Yan Valery | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Mohamed Elyounoussi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Kyle Walker-Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Romain Perraud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Ibrahima Diallo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Oriol Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 77โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tommi Oโ€™Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Will Smallbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Moussa Djenepo | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Adam Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ124.90m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ78.58m
Team Cost: ยฃ203.48m
Squad Cost: ยฃ222.10m
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 : 11/20
Homegrown: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tommi Oโ€™Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |

F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ77.60m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ22.70m
Team Cost: ยฃ100.37m
Squad Cost: ยฃ142.58m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.25m |
GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

RB Kyle Walker-Peters ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
LB Romain Perraud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.80m |
RB Valentino Livramento | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.31m |
RB Yan Valery ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Youth |

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 Stewart Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.16m |
M Oriol Romeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ6.30m |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Will Smallbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

W Mohamed Elyounoussi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ16.20m |
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 Adam Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ15.93m |
CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ15.03m |
CF Armando Broja | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Knee
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Unknown
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown

Out On Loan | 13 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Internacional
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Everton
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheltenham
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Livingston
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newcastle
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gateshead
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Basaksehir

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 9
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIt could have been bigger, without Fraser Forster it could have been five or six. We deserved a clean sheet - we had a collective unity today, we worked hard and put our bodies on the lines. We scored four magnificent goals, and they were all different. What pleased me was the fact that we controlled the game, I donโ€™t think anyone can take that away from us. โ€œAll of the good play and the good teams always have that base that is tough to play against and they work hard for each other and then your quality players do the job in the final third and I think that was the case we did today. โ€œWeโ€™ve got Phil [Coutinho] back fit and in a really good place - he was back to his Liverpool form today and he was a touch above. The other players have got a lift from him. It is about having players running in behind for him and Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings were untouchable at times today too. When Phil is in the mood he is a world class player. He probably finished my career a couple of years early, heโ€™s the reason Iโ€™ve got screws in my knees and groins! โ€œThe fans deserved a strong away performance last week and I think we owed the fans that today on the back of a poor Watford performance. The responsibility is on us to lift the crowd. โ€œEvery manager is after consistency. The mood in the changing room is good but weโ€™ve got to reset and Leeds will be a tough game because theyโ€™ll have that new manager bounce. If we can build on this performance Iโ€™m confident that we can deliver again.โ€ Steven Gerrard. --- โ€œSometimes he [Philippe Coutinho] thinks too quickly for you, so I have to go off his body movement and sometimes Iโ€™ve gone the opposite way. Heโ€™s too sharp - he thinks quicker than anyone else. โ€œI canโ€™t speak highly enough about him to be honest. Itโ€™s a joy to play with him, and Ingsy, and hopefully we can do this more often to teams. โ€œWeโ€™ve had a bit of a sticky spell but weโ€™ve got to find some consistency and be hard to beat. Weโ€™ve got a lot of good technical players, so it is about doing the ugly side.โ€ Ollie Watkins. --- โ€It was a great win against a very tough opponent. We handled the press quite well. We could have been better on the ball to play through it but overall we have to be delighted with that performance. โ€œPartnerships take time and me and Ollie have been working so hard on the training pitch to try and build a partnership. There was some nice stuff today and hopefully we can keep going together. โ€œIt was quite easy not to celebrate because I have so much respect for Southampton - they almost gave me a second chance in football and I am so grateful for that and I always will be. It was a mixed emotion kind of day for me.โ€ Danny Ings.

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