SOUTHAMPTON. Aston Villa conquers Southampton 1-0 after O. Watkins scored just 1 goal (77′). Aston Villa was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the St. Mary’s Stadium stadium in Southampton on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Salisbury who had the assistance of Daniel Cook and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Keith Stroud. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.7 degrees Celsius or 36.93 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 76%.
Aston Villa was in firm control of the ball 64% while Southampton was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Aston Villa was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Aston Villa won the match.
Southampton shot 10 times, 7 on target, 3 off target. Talking about the opposition, Aston Villa shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.
Southampton received 1 yellow card (Lyanco). On the other side, Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (Douglas Luiz and Álex Moreno).
After playing this encounter, Southampton will stay with 15 points like West Ham United and Everton to stay in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Aston Villa will have 25 points to stay in the 11th place.
James Ward-Prowse (Goal Disallowed)
O. Watkins (Goal Confirmed)
Aston Villa will host Leicester City on the 4th of February with a 5-4 head to head in favor of Leicester City (2 draws).
Southampton: Formation and Lineups
Southampton started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Nathan Jones chose to play with the following team: Gavin Bazunu , Lyanco , Duje Ćaleta-Car , Mohammed Salisu , Kyle Walker-Peters , Ibrahima Diallo , Roméo Lavia , Samuel Edozie , James Ward-Prowse , Adam Armstrong and Che Adams .
Southampton made 5 changes: R. Lavia for Mohamed Elyounoussi (61′), Ché Adams for S. Mara (61′), S. Edozie for Romain Perraud (62′), Duje Caleta-Car for M. Djenepo (84′) and Adam Armstrong for Mislav Orsic (84′).
Top player: Ibrahima Diallo
The player who no doubt impressed Southampton the most was Ibrahima Diallo.
His rating iswith 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 9.
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Regarding the opposition, Unai Emery Etxegoien played with: Emiliano Martínez , Ashley Young , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Álex Moreno , Jacob Ramsey , Douglas Luiz , Boubacar Kamara , Emiliano Buendía , Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: E. Buendía for Philippe Coutinho (69′), L. Bailey for Matty Cash (81′) and Douglas Luiz for Leander Dendoncker (88′).
Top player: Douglas Luiz
The player who no doubt impressed Aston Villa the most was Douglas Luiz even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 62 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
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