Southampton ease to victory over Aston Villa at St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 6 - 1 Aston Villa

  • 13" Sadio Mané
  • 14" Sadio Mané
  • 16" Sadio Mané
  • 26" Shane Long
  • 38" Shane Long
  • 48" Christian Benteke
  • 81" Graziano Pellè

Ref: Robert Madley
Attendance: 31,636

Southampton Fans

Southampton thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 this afternoon, with Sadio Mane breaking a Premier League record.

Southampton clinched a thumping win over Aston Villa this afternoon, with Ronald Koeman's men winning 6-1 at St. Mary's Stadium.

The Saints had won just one of their last six games before facing Villa, struggling to find the back of the net in that run - but they had no problem brushing Villa aside this afternoon.

Southampton romped into a 3-0 lead after just 16 minutes, with Senegalese forward Sadio Mane breaking a Premier League record, scoring a hat-trick in just two minutes and 56 seconds.

Shane Long then made it 4-0 ten minutes later, and the Irishman added a fifth before the break, with Christian Benteke continuing his fine form as he pulled a goal back for Villa on the stroke of half time.

With the game virtually over by the start of the second half, Southampton made it 6-1 with Graziano Pelle adding another goal late on.

The result takes Southampton on to 60 points with just one game to play, whilst it also serves as a blow to Aston Villa, who could have been safe from relegation with a win.

Instead, they must now watch on as their rivals play this afternoon, with the chance to close the gap on Villa - which will no doubt leave manager Tim Sherwood somewhat nervous.



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Team Lineups


  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Sadio Mané
  • Steven Davis
  • Shane Long
  • Graziano Pellè


  • Eljero Elia
  • Filip Djuricic
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Florin Gardos
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Harrison Reed
  • Matt Targett

Aston Villa

  • Shay Given
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jores Okore
  • Alan Hutton
  • Fabian Delph
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Christian Benteke
  • Jack Grealish
  • Charles N'Zogbia


  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Brad Guzan
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Scott Sinclair

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