Aston Villa tops Southampton 1-0 with a goal scored by O. Watkins. HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHAMPTON. Aston Villa prevails over Southampton 1-0 after O. Watkins scored just 1 goal (77').

Aston Villa tops Southampton 1-0 with a goal scored by O. Watkins. HIGHLIGHTS

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SOUTHAMPTON. Aston Villa beats Southampton 1-0 after O. Watkins scored just 1 goal (77′). Aston Villa was unquestionably superior in terms of ball possession (63%) and that was among the 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 was helped by Daniel Cook and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Keith Stroud. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 2.7 degrees Celsius or 36.93 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 37 Ball Possession 63
Shots
  • 10 Total 15
  • 7 On Target 4
  • 3 Off Target 11
  • 1 Shots blocked 2
  • 102 Attack 141
  • 28 Dangerous attack 46
  • 87 Ball safe​ 81
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 2 Corners 2
Fouls
  • 19 Total 9
  • 1 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

Aston Villa had a superior ball possession 63% while Southampton was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Aston Villa was putting more pressure with 46 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Aston Villa won the match.​

Southampton shot 10 times, 7 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Aston Villa shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.

Cards

Southampton received 1 yellow card (Lyanco). Regarding the opposition, Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (Douglas Luiz and Álex Moreno).

Match Timeline

Lyanco- Yellow
13'
Mohamed Elyounoussi- sub ->R. Lavia
61'
Sékou Mara- sub ->Ché Adams
61'
Romain Perraud- sub ->S. Edozie
62'
James Ward-Prowse(var)
64'
64'
Douglas Luiz- Yellow
69'
Philippe Coutinho- sub ->E. Buendía
77'
Ollie Watkins(goal)
78'
Ollie Watkins(var)
81'
Matty Cash- sub ->L. Bailey
82'
Álex Moreno- Yellow
Moussa Djenepo- sub ->Duje Caleta-Car
84'
Mislav Oršić- sub ->Adam Armstrong
84'
88'
Leander Dendoncker- sub ->Douglas Luiz

Standings

After this match, Southampton will stay with 15 points like Everton to remain in the 20th place. Talking about the opposition, Aston Villa will have 28 points to sit in the 11th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Premier League, Southampton will host Fulham on the 13th of May with a 6-2 head to head in favor of Southampton (3 draws).

Aston Villa will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 13th of May with a 19-5 head to head stats in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (7 draws).

Southampton – Formation

Southampton
G
Gavin Bazunu 31.Republic of Ireland
7.2
D
Duje Ćaleta-Car 6.Croatia
7.2
84'
D
Lyanco 4.Brazil
7.4
13'
D
Kyle Walker-Peters 2.England
6.4
D
Mohammed Salisu 22.Ghana
7.3
M
James Ward-Prowse 8.England
6.9
M
Ibrahima Diallo 27.France
7.6
M
Roméo Lavia 45.Belgium
6.8
61'
M
Adam Armstrong 9.England
6.3
84'
M
Samuel Edozie 23.England
6.9
62'
F
Che Adams 10.Scotland
6.2
61'
Substitutes
G
Willy Caballero 13.Argentina
D
Romain Perraud 15.France
6.2
62'
M
Joe Aribo 7.England
M
C. Alcaraz 26.Argentina
M
Moussa Djenepo 19.Mali
84'
M
6.4
61'
F
Mislav Oršić 11.Croatia
84'
F
Sékou Mara 18.France
6.3
61'

Southampton started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Nathan Jones decided to play with the following team: Gavin Bazunu (7.2), Lyanco (7.4), Duje Ćaleta-Car (7.2), Mohammed Salisu (7.3), Kyle Walker-Peters (6.4), Ibrahima Diallo (7.6), Roméo Lavia (6.8), Samuel Edozie (6.9), James Ward-Prowse (6.9), Adam Armstrong (6.3) and Che Adams (6.2).

The home team had on the bench: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Willy Caballero, Mislav Oršić, Sékou Mara (6.3), Joe Aribo, Carlos Alcaraz, Romain Perraud (6.2), Moussa Djenepo and Mohamed Elyounoussi (6.4).

Substitutions

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′).

Best player: Ibrahima Diallo​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Southampton was Ibrahima Diallo.

His rating is (7.6) with 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 9.

Aston Villa – Formation

Aston Villa
G
Emiliano Martínez 1.Argentina
7.2
D
Ashley Young 18.England
7.5
D
Álex Moreno 15.Spain
6.8
82'
D
Tyrone Mings 5.England
6.8
D
Ezri Konsa 4.England
7.1
M
Emiliano Buendía 10.Argentina
6.2
69'
M
Boubacar Kamara 44.France
6.8
M
Douglas Luiz 6.Brazil
7.6
88' 64'
M
Jacob Ramsey 41.England
7.5
F
Ollie Watkins 11.England
7.3
Goals77'
F
Leon Bailey 31.Jamaica
7.1
81'
Substitutes
G
Robin Olsen 25.Sweden
G
Viljani Sinisalo 38.Finland
D
Matty Cash 2.Poland
6.4
81'
D
Calum Chambers 16.England
M
Leander Dendoncker 32.Belgium
88'
M
Kadan Young 72.England
M
Morgan Sanson 8.France
M
Philippe Coutinho 23.Brazil
6.8
69'

Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Unai Emery Etxegoien played with: Emiliano Martínez (7.2), Ashley Young (7.5), Ezri Konsa (7.1), Tyrone Mings (6.8), Álex Moreno (6.8), Jacob Ramsey (7.5), Douglas Luiz (7.6), Boubacar Kamara (6.8), Emiliano Buendía (6.2), Leon Bailey (7.1) and Ollie Watkins (7.3).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Robin Olsen, Leander Dendoncker, Kadan Young, Matty Cash (6.4), Viljami Sinisalo, Calum Chambers, Morgan Sanson and Philippe Coutinho (6.8).

Substitutions

Aston Villa made 3 changes: E. Buendía for Philippe Coutinho (69′), L. Bailey for Matty Cash (81′) and Douglas Luiz for Leander Dendoncker (88′).

Best player: Douglas Luiz​

The most impressive player for Aston Villa was Douglas Luiz even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 62 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 6 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League.​