Southampton 4 - 1 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at St. Mary's Stadium

Date: 22/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: J Moss Att: 30,713

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Rickie Lambert 58,90+5 (pen)
Nathaniel Clyne 63
Ciaran Clark 72 (og)


A Villa

Darren Bent 36

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • FULL-TIME: Southampton secure their first Premier League win of the season at the fifth time of asking thanks to a spellbinding second half performance. Villa had led through Darren Bent's close-range finish. But the Saints hit back through Rickie Lambert's excellent effort from the edge of the box before Nathaniel Clyne bagged his first goal for the club with a cool finish. It was soon three as Jason Puncheon's strike deflected off Ciaran Clark for an own goal and Lambert sealed a comprehensive win from the penalty spot deep in stoppage time.

  • Lambert scores his second of the afternoon as he lashes his right-foot shot into the bottom corner from 12-yards. No chance for Guzan!


  • PENALTY GIVEN: Ricky Lambert plays Emmanuel Mayuka though and he is brought down by Brad Guzan.

  • Second later, Rickie Lambert has a go from the halfway line, but the ball flies well over. Time is up for Villa!

  • Gaston Ramirez decides to have a pop at goal from an acute angle and he very nearly hits the corner flag.

  • Adam Lallana wins a free-kick after showboating on the ball which frustrates young Joe Bennett.

  • There will be four minutes of added time!

  • Villa win a corner and it comes to nothing as Karim El Ahmadi runs the ball out with a poor touch for a goalkick.

  • Rickie Lambert looks up and finds Mayuka, who is just caught in an offside position, although his effort is parried wide in any case.

  • Emmanuel Mayuka is through on goal, but the ball runs through to Brad Guzan.

  • Cheers of 'Ole' ring around St Mary's as they pass the ball with real confidence, but then big Ron Vlaar steps in to put an end to the singing.

  • The home side are controlling the middle of the park and Villa are struggling to win the ball back at the moment.

  • At the other end Ashley Westwood looks to curl the ball into the top corner, but fails to get any meat on his effort.

  • CHANCE! And Ramirez is involved again with a sublime through ball for Adam Lallana, but he panics in front of goal and Guzan collects.

  • Gaston Ramirez has looked different quality this haf and has behind much of the fine attacking play for the hosts.

  • Darren Bent's right-foot curler is just too high and misses the target.

  • Christian Benteke wins a free-kick on the edge of the Saints box and in a central position. A real opportunity for Villa this!

  • SUBSTITUTION: Saints change and teenage star James Ward-Prowse replaces Steven Davis.


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