Saints begin preparation for the Premier League visit of Aston Villa. 2 – 0. Long and Armstrong fire Saints to crucial Premier League victory. Bertrand's corner is the latest chance, calls for hand ball, but nothing given. Break in play as Moussa Djenepo clashes with Marvelous and is down receiving treatment. He's keeping close tabs on the Villa captain. He's nearly ran the length of the pitch to latch onto the pass, with the goal gaping, and slots into an empty net. The hosts beginning the second half much in the same way as they ended the previous one. It's end to end here. Kortney Hause sliced one corner over his own crossbar and Jack Stephens poked Ryan Bertrand’s free-kick wide. | Today Saints host Aston Villa, having just fallen short against Burnley a week prior. Højbjerg tries his luck in the next wave of attack and forces another good save from Reina. Looks to have a cut above his eye. As for Villa, the closest they came to forcing an equaliser was substitute Trezeguet’s effort which fizzed across goal and wide. It’s back to back home games for Southampton as we take on Aston Villa at St Mary's. Reina saved a fierce volley from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg before taking one for the team when he was booked for shoving Long outside the area following a poor attempt at a header. The winger fashions a chance from almost nothing, rolling Luiz in midfield and releasing Bertrand. Copyright © 2020 Southampton Football Club. But it's marginally off target. A memorable 48 hours for #SaintsFC’s @WSmallbone! Picture perfect! Djenepo worked the ball well to the youngster, making his Premier League debut, and his shot takes a deflection and then hits the woodwork.
Saints in ascendance again, as Armstrong sneaks in behind, in front of Reina, but hits the side netting from a tight angle. Djenepo gets to the byline and pulls the ball back for Longy at the near post, it almost hits him and goes in - but right place right time and Saints lead! The latest team news ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. Opportunity for Saints to double their lead. Turns 20 on Friday Saints carried their lead into the half-time break, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side move ten points clear of the drop zone, Shane Long broke the deadlock after good work from Moussa Djenepo.
Head to Head Statistics : Southampton vs Aston Villa Year up to 2020 The Soccer Teams Southampton and Aston Villa played 11 Games up to today. Very productive first 45 from the hosts. Dean Smith’s side did not muster a single shot on target in a dismal display which will set more alarm bells ringing in the west midlands. Southampton's Under-23s played AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium last night.
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Manage your Saints get us back under way. Options to his left and right, he chooses to play Long wide right, but the forward slices wide. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Villa, however, remain just a point above the drop zone and could well be back in it after the weekend. And sets Saints on their way. Jannik Vestergaard is also replaced by Jan Bednarek in defence. Sofiane Boufal is an option from the bench. Make sure you don't miss Saturday's Premier League clash at St Mary's! Danny Ings, by contrast, has been lethal in front of goal this season but when he went through one-on-one with Reina he put his shot too close to the Spaniard. They were inches from taking the lead when young defender Will Smallbone collected Moussa Djenepo’s pass on the edge of the box. On a blustery day on the south coast Villa were in danger of being blown away, but Reina did well to save from Djenepo after he was teed up by Ings. In 1 (25.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Aston Villa’s relegation fears deepened after Shane Long and Stuart Armstrong fired Southampton to a 2-0 victory at St Mary’s. Check out the recent form of Aston Villa and Southampton. Fabian Delph hits a spectacular late winner as Aston Villa end Southampton's unbeaten home record in an entertaining match. Off target this time. Luiz stretches a leg to deal with it, and diverts the ball for a corner.
It's again headed by Mings, out for a corner. The ball eventually breaks to Djenepo eight yards from goal, but he blazes over. He links well with Armstrong, turns and shoots from distance. Pepe Reina with his third big save of the half. Saints looking comfortable in possession, but should having a larger advantage after creating chances aplenty. so the atmosphere is good. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Entirely deserved - Saints move ten points clear of the drop zone as a result. .
Don't miss tomorrow's Premier League clash at St Mary's. Long can hardly be described as a prolific goalscorer unless, it seems, he is playing Villa. Long and Armstrong on target in deserved victory at St Mary's. Ward-Prowse delivers from wide right and it's met by the head of Tyrone Mings. Shane Long (8’) Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Superb midfield play from Armstrong, who runs at the Villa defence and forces them to retreat. He latches onto a through ball from Grealish, and slot past McCarthy, but the flag was up early. Will Smallbone makes his full Premier League bow against Aston Villa today, accompanying captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in midfield! We're ready for kick-off here at St Mary's! Bednarek calmly brings the ball down and plays it into the path of the full-back. Manager reacts to an impressive home performance. Saints clinch home win over Villa. Southampton FC vs Aston Villa in the Premier League on 22nd February 2020. The manager looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League game at St Mary's. Assisted by Sadio Mané with a cross. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.
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