AVL vs SOU
Audio description highlights: Aston Villa 1-0 Saints
Highlights from the Premier League match at Villa Park, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Aston Villa 1-0 Saints
How Saints fell to defeat at Villa Park.
Video: Hasenhüttl on narrow defeat
Ralph Hasenhüttl speaks following Villa defeat
Hasenhüttl dissects Villa defeat
The manager speaks following defeat at Villa
Walker-Peters: We weren't at our level
The Saints defender reflects on defeat at Villa Park.
Saints Live: The Final Whistle
Watch our live post-match show following Saints' clash with Villa.
Saints edged out at Villa Park
First-half Ramsey goal secures victory for the hosts.
Classic Match: Ward-Prowse's free-kick masterclass
The skipper scored two spectacular set-pieces at Villa Park in 2020.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Villa
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Tactical Watch: Saints must utilise left flank
Sam Tighe pinpoints the key areas for Saints to exploit at Villa Park.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Villa trip
Part one of the manager's pre-match media address.
Hasenhüttl delivers update on Lavia and Livramento
Injured duo remain Saints' only absentees for trip to Villa Park.
Classic Match: Le Tissier's Villa Park double
The Saints icon scored two uncharacteristically scruffy goals in 1993.
Gallery: Setting up for Villa
Saints put in the work ahead of Friday's showdown.
Aston Villa trip to go ahead as scheduled
Premier League confirm Friday night's encounter.
AVL vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton fall to a 1-0 defeat at Villa Park in the Premier League
- Jacob Ramsey's goal shortly before the break the difference in the Midlands
- Consecutive defeats for Hasenhüttl's men
- HALF TIME: Aston Villa 1-0 Saints
FULL TIME: Aston Villa 1-0 Saints
A performance to forget in the Midlands as Southampton fall to a 1-0 defeat at Villa Park, with Jacob Ramsey's goal the difference.21.55
Ward-Prowse behind the set-piece
A late challenge on Stuart Armstrong by McGinn sees Saints awarded with a free-kick in a dangerous position. Bazunu makes the journey forward once again, but the ball falls for Stuart Armstrong and his effort goes wide.21.54
Last ditch effort?
Ward-Prowse delivers a ball into the area, Bella-Kotchap gets a head to it but it goes wide of the post, taking a deflection on the way. The resulting corner sees Bazunu come forward for Saints, having to make a surge back to goal as Danny Ings hits the counter. Luckily for Saints, Ings' shot is miscued and well adrift of the target.
Yellow Card for Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Young is shown a yellow for a late challenge on Edozie.
Five additional minutes ...
Can Saints get anything from this match?
Martinez is down with just a couple of minutes remaining at Villa Park. Gerrard has already used all five of his substitutions ...
Aston Villa substitution: Danny Ings replaces Philippe Coutinho Correia
The former Saint enters the field of play.
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
The Saints captain is in the book.
Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
A final roll of the dice from the Saints boss.
Martinez collects from Mara
With Saints struggling to break through in the final third, Salisu launches one of his trademark long throws into the area. It first falls to the head of Aribo, then bouncing back to Mara but his effort falls easily for Martinez.
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Adam Armstrong
One Armstrong on for the other as Hasenhüttl makes a fourth change.
Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Ché Adams
A third substitution from Hasenhüttl.
20 minutes to go ⏰
Little to report on in the second half, with opportunities few and far between for both sides. Can Saints find the equaliser?
Aston Villa substitution: Leander Dendoncker replaces Leon Bailey
Another one. Dendoncker makes his debut for Villa.
Aston Villa substitution: Emiliano Buendía replaces Jacob Ramsey
A second substitution for the hosts.
Villa searching for a second
Aribo makes a late challenge on McGinn, awarding the hosts a free-kick. Digne is the man behind the dead ball, but his shot is easily blocked by the Saints wall. The threat continues for Saints, though, with Mings knocking the ball down for Ramsey but his strike is once again cleared by the Saints defence.
Yellow Card for Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa)
Ramsey is in the book for a challenge on Djenepo.
A strong start to the second half for Saints, who look to benefit off a couple of set-pieces early on. Adams is the latest to try his luck from range, but his effort is a poor one and goes well wide of the post.
Appeals for handball
Ward-Prowse takes a free-kick after Djenepo is brought down, while the original effort is blocked Elyounoussi tries his luck from the edge of the area but sees his shot is blocked by the Villa defence. Calls for a handball but a shake of the head from Tony Harrington.
Southampton substitution: Joe Aribo replaces Ibrahima Diallo
A statement of intent from Hasenhüttl after the break.
Southampton substitution: Juan Larios replaces Romain Perraud
The first of two substitutions for Hasenhüttl.
HALF TIME: Aston Villa 1-0 Saints
Half time at Villa Park with the hosts holding the advantage at the break. After a lacklustre performance from both sides for much of the opening half, it was Jacob Ramsey that found the break through for Steven Gerrard's side. With Saints claiming the most points from losing positions this season in the Premier League, the task is on to do so again.
Bailey drags it wide
It's nearly a second for the hosts as Bailey takes on Perraud inside the area, he gets the ball past the Frenchman and Bazunu but it bounces wide for a corner.
Aston Villa substitution: Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo replaces Boubacar Kamara
Steven Gerrard is forced to make an early change at Villa Park.
VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Aston Villa [Jacob Ramsey] was confirmed
A quick VAR check for offside, but the goal stands.
Ramsey gives Villa the lead
A breakthrough goal for Villa. Coutinho plays the corner short before looping a cross into the head of Watkins, Bazunu gets a hand to it before the ball bounces back down off the crossbar. Ramsey is there to fire the ball into the back of the net to give the hosts the lead.
Jacob Ramsey (42’) | 1 – 0
Coutinho fires over
A great turn from Coutinho who makes a run towards the area, before trying his luck from outside the box. A powerful strike, but it fires over Bazunu's bar.
Villa pile the pressure on Saints
Bailey skips past Salisu before delivering a ball into the back post, Bella-Kotchap is there to clear for Saints as the ball heads behind for a corner.
Elyounoussi breaks down the left
A nice move from the Norwegian international, who tries to cut the ball across goal for Adams but again Konsa is there to intercept for Villa.
Villa look to find an opening in the game, with Coutinho once again launching the attack before finding Watkins just outside the area. The ball falls for Bailey in close range of goal, but the winger takes too much time on the ball and the opportunity fizzles out.
Stunning footwork from Walker-Peters
Phenomenal from Walker-Peters, who dances past a number of Villa players and into the area. Digne does enough to clear, but a wonderful move from the Saint.
Djenepo displays his skill
Excellent work from Djenepo down the wing, skipping past Digne before looping the ball into the area. While Adams the intended target, Konsa is there to clear the threat for the hosts. Much better from Saints.
Bettter from Saints
First period of sustained possession for Saints, Ward-Prowse gets behind a free-kick from the wing but his low cross is deflected away by Young. Some strong work to maintain possession from the men in white, but ultimately nothing comes from the opportunity.
Bailey bounces wide
An inch-perfect pass from Coutinho falls perfectly for Bailey, while he tries to get the ball under control before releasing a shot, he fails to meet the target with Bazunu allowing the ball to bounce wide of the post.
Villa on the front foot
It's the hosts who've held most of the possession in the opening stages, McGinn executes a well-timed tackle on Walker-Peters to regain possession in the Saints half but the opportunity fades away as Bella-Kotchap does well to see the ball go behind for a goal-kick.
Underway at Villa Park!
Following a minute's silence and the National Anthem in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the action has commenced.20.02
Under the lights 🔦
Just ten minutes to go until kick off as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men go in search of three points on the road.19.46
Villa line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Martínez, Young, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn [c], Kamara, J. Ramsey, Bailey, Watkins, Coutinho.
Subs: Olsen, Chambers, Augustinsson, Nakamba, Dendoncker, Douglas Luiz, Sanson, Buendía, Ings.19.05
SAINTS LINE-UP CONFIRMED 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Perraud, Diallo, Ward-Prowse [c], Elyounoussi, Djenepo, Adams, A. Armstrong.
Hear from the boss 🎙
Listen to what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say when he addressed the broadcast media ahead of Southampton's trip to Villa Park.18.42
STAT ATTACK 🔢
Che Adams has scored four of Southampton’s six away goals in all competitions this season, netting braces against Leicester City in the Premier League and Cambridge United in the EFL Cup.
FLASHBACK: Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa
An early strike from Adam Armstrong secured victory for Saints over Villa when they visited St Mary's in 2021.17.47
They are full of high individual quality in the team and after a not so easy start in the Premier League, which is normal, they are starting to play better and the last game against Man City showed how good they can be at home."ralph hasenhüttlon facing aston villa
MATCH PACK: Aston Villa vs Saints
Find out all the pre-match stats and facts ahead of Saints' trip to the Midlands with our Match Pack.17.14
They’ve recruited really well, and he seems to be recruiting young players that are full of energy and have no fear. I worked with one of them, Joe Aribo, up at Rangers and I know what he’s capable of. They’re a dynamic team, they’re young and athletic. They’re capable of pressing in transition. They’ve gone a bit more direct and shown they’re up for the fight."steven gerrardon southampton challenge
On the road again 🛣
It's time to kick-start the weekend as Southampton travel to Villa Park in the Premier League. After a disappointing defeat to Wolves last time out, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side will be looking to bounce back in the Midlands under the lights.16.52
AVL vs SOU Line Ups
Emiliano Martínez (GK)
Leon BaileyEmiliano Buendía (67′)
Boubacar KamaraDouglas Luiz (44′)
Philippe CoutinhoDanny Ings (84′)
Jacob RamseyLeander Dendoncker (67′)
John McGinn (C)
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Romain PerraudJuan Larios (45′)
Mohamed ElyounoussiSamuel Edozie (79′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongStuart Armstrong (71′)
Ibrahima DialloJoe Aribo (45′)
Che AdamsSékou Mara (71′)
AVL vs SOU Match Stats
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