SOUTHAMPTON. Southampton conquers Aston Villa 1-0 after A. Armstrong scored just 1 goal (3′). Southampton took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).
The match was held at the St. Mary’s Stadium Stadium in Southampton on Friday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. In the presence of 30,178 spectators. The referee was Andy Madley with the assistance of Darren Cann and Derek Eaton. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 8.8 degrees Celsius or 47.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.
Southampton was in firm control of the ball 57% while Aston Villa was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Aston Villa was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Southampton found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Southampton shot 9 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Aston Villa shot 14 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.
Southampton received 2 yellow cards (O. Romeu and M. Salisu). On the other side, Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (A. El-Ghazi and A. Tuanzebe).
After this match, Southampton will have 14 points like Everton and Leicester City to stay in the 12th place. On the other side, Aston Villa will stay with 10 points like Watford and Leeds United to stay in the 15th place.
Aston Villa will host Brighton & Hove Albion on the 20th of November with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Aston Villa (4 draws).
Southampton: Formation and Lineups
Southampton started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Ralph Hasenhüttl chose to play with the following team: Alex McCarthy , Valentino Livramento , Jan Bednarek , Mohammed Salisu , Kyle Walker-Peters , Stuart Armstrong , James Ward-Prowse , Oriol Romeu , Mohamed Elyounoussi , Adam Armstrong and Che Adams .
Southampton made 3 changes: S. Armstrong for Lyanco (57′), M. Elyounoussi for I. Diallo (78′) and A. Armstrong for A. Broja (81′).
Top player: James Ward-Prowse
The player who no doubt impressed Southampton the most was James Ward-Prowse even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 54 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 14 crosses.
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Dean Smith played with: Emiliano Martínez , Matty Cash , Axel Tuanzebe , Tyrone Mings , Matt Targett , John McGinn , Marvelous Nakamba , Leon Bailey , Emiliano Buendía , Anwar El Ghazi and Ollie Watkins .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: M. Nakamba for J. Ramsey (63′), E. Buendia for C. Archer (71′) and A. El-Ghazi for K. Davis (79′).
Top player: Emiliano Buendía
Probably the most impressive player in Aston Villa was Emiliano Buendía.
His rating iswith 23 passes (73% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.