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That’s The Villa We Thought We’d Seen The Back Of – No Xmas Cheer Against The Saints – Match Stats


With both positives and negatives to take from our return to the Premier League so far, Aston Villa were now in the glut of games where most fans expected us to ratchet up some points far more quickly and it needed to begin with Southampton.

Given our overall performances so far, there was every reason to think that that we could do that, but in rather predictable fashion Ralph Hasenhuttl’s boys turned up at Villa Park and we, well, we didn’t in the opening 45 minutes.

2-0 down at the break, we certainly weren’t helped by the eighth minute injury to John McGinn, but it needed to be a massive second half.

It wasn’t.

Six minutes in Southampton made it three and although there was a mini late fightback with Jack Grealish getting on the scoresheet, we were just as likely to concede another as we were to get a second ourselves.

The improvement in Wesley was probably the highlight, but that needed to be three points – not a performance where it looked like the team had never met each other before.

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Aston Villa
1 – 3

Villa Park

Premier League

21/12/2019 4:00 pm

Attendance: 41834

Referee: Pawson

Aston Villa Southampton
Grealish (75) Ings (21, 51), Stephens (31)
Heaton McCarthy
Guilbert Cedric Soares
Engels Stephens
Hause Bednarek
Targett Bertrand
McGinn 8 Armstrong 76
Douglas Luiz Ward-Prowse
Hourihane 56 Hojbjerg
El Ghazi
68 Redmond
Wesley Long 82
Grealish Ings 87


Lansbury Yoshida
Nakamba 8 Vestergaard
Konsa Adams 87
Trezeguet 68 Romeu 76
Nyland Boufal
56 Obafemi 82
Elmohamady Gunn

Game Statistics

19 Goal attempts 17
6 On Target 8
7 Corners 5
16 Fouls 15
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
56 % 44

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